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System BOOT Fail

Q: System BOOT Fail

While running Vista (64 bit) I was restarting my computer due to yet another freeze up I noticed something weird. Once I booted up the screen was completely black and slowly turned white from top to bottom and slowly faded to reveal the display logo for my motherboard. After about 10 minutes it would finally show me a different screen saying

Keyboard error or no keyboard present
***** Warning: System BOOT Fail *****
Your system last boot fail or POST interrupted.
Please enter setup to load default and reboot again

Press F1 to continue. Press DEL to enter setup.

I have not changed any files or added anything and because it will not recognize my G15 keyboard I am stuck with a useless $3000 computer.
Can anyone offer any ideas on how to fix this?

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Preferred Solution: System BOOT Fail

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: System BOOT Fail

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

A:System boot fail !

  
Quote: Originally Posted by emy222


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


Hi Andone Emilian,

Welcome to the Seven Forums

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

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Hi, Whenever i boot my computer, a screen will come up saying " Warning system boot fail!" and will list my 2 entries "primary master ide : None" and "master slave ide : None". Under this it lists my 3 devices in sata 1st being my primary hdd, 2nd being my cd rom and 3rd being my secondary hd.

Now all this has started since i installed a new graphics card onto my system, since then i have done a clean install of windows, updated graphics drivers and rummaged around bios to no avail. Please can someone help me.

Forgot to mention it gives the option to press F1 to go on regardless, but pc doesn't seem as stable as usual.

A:System Boot Fail

If you've done a clean install, then most of the options I would suggest here don't apply as that would have resolved most issues including most boot issues. Normally I would suggest a Startup Repair and then bootrec.exe to reset the boot configuration - back to the original if necessary - but both of those are essentially covered with a clean boot.

I suggest you check for updates to your BIOS (from your computer manufacturer) and install them. In fact, do so even if they are the same version as there may be some corruption or some other problem and a fresh copy may solve the problem. Then triple-check the settings to make sure that everything is configured properly because this sounds very much like a BIOS problem of some sort (even though you say it started with the new graphics card). Be sure to check any graphics-related BIOS settings (if any) as the new card may possibly require some changes.

If that doesn't work, do you still have the old graphics card and does it work (or a card from another computer you can borrow for testing)? Try replacing the current graphics card with the original or other (and change the drivers of course) and see if the problem goes away. If so, you may want to confirm that the new graphics card is compatible with your system (the version of Vista you are using, the motherboard into which it is inserted, any BIOS graphics settings, and everything else) and that it is not defective (though I don't understand how even then it would cause ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

It says

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

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

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HELLO EVERYONE...

well 3 days ago i was playing a game on my pc and then i shut down my pc sucessfully. When next day i turned it on I couldnt see anything on my screen.
The monitor LED was blipping and blipping and i couldnt see anything on my monitor.
then i checked all the connections everything was fine den i switched my display from graphic card one to default monitor and the display came back but what i see is

"SYSTEM BOOT FAIL" press F1 to continue.
the system ran smoothly but i couldnt use my graphic card display because it shows no display..
I TRIED THE FOLLOWING THINGS

1. UPDATED MY BIOS
2. CHANGED THE MOTHERBOARD CELL.
3. CLEANED MY CPU THOROUGHLY EACH AND EVERY PART.
but nothing seems to work
now everytime i run my pc it takes atleast 10 seconds more than usual to start up and every time it shows me system boot failure press f1 to continue.
I checked other threads also but couldnt find my solution...
please help!!!

A:SYSTEM BOOT FAIL PRESS f1 to continue

Hello, see if you can do this : Advanced Boot Options

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HELP

My computer keeps randomly rebooting and then I get the error on the black screen before rebooting again...

System BOOT FAIL
Maybe OverClock fail or POST intuerrupted
Someone said itmay be a virus in my BIOS but PC cillen assure me it is a hardware issue

Not being a techy...I need hel

I run windows XP 2002 service pack 3 Pentium 3 Ghz 960 RAM

Thanks in advance
 

A:System boot Fail - Overclock & Post Interrupt

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This might not be the correct place but I'm asking anyway.

I have captured the windows logfiles - because the OS told me when and how. I would like to know where I can send them for someone to review and fix their issue.

After installing the Windows Phone 8 SDK - I can no longer Boot my Windows 8 computer.

I was able to restore to a previous restore point.

SO I am up and running again.. Now let me say I did this two times in a row so I know if I tried again I could do it a third time, so I think I'll pass lol.

For some reason when I look at the log files it keeps saying d:\windows.. But D: on my computer is my DVD drive...

Thanks In advance . Larry

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I was just browsing my WoW guild's website when all of a sudden Mcafee tells me that an update has failed and I need to reinstall Mcafee. I go to control panel, and uninstall it from there. When it is done, I have to reboot. I reboot, go downstairs to get some chili, and come back upstairs, and my computer is stuck on the first screen that appears when I first boot my computer.

My natural response is to click reset, meh, it's a computer, stuff happens. It again freezes. So I'm a bit confused and decide to take out anything that might be random. I took out my flash USB drive and unplugged my ipod and rebooted. This time, it got to a screen that lists some of my stuff, and at the bottom, is the following warning:

Keyboard error or no keyboard present
***** Warning: System BOOT Fail *****
Your system last boot fail or POST interrupted.
Please enter setup to load default and reboot again.

I....am complete at a loss.

System specs:
Intel core 2 Quad CPU 2.4 GHZ
8gb ram DDR2-800
Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB
500GB SATA hard drive (only about 1/2 full)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
chipset is NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI

...I don't know what else to provide. Any help is appreciated!

A:Warning: System BOOT Fail + keyboard error

Have you tried another keyboard?

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As the result of low blood sugar, lack of sleep and any other excuse that I can find, I wiped out the windows partition on my laptop while, trying to install Linux Mint as a dual boot. The end result was that Linux used the entire drive for it's install. I blame it on the selfish Linux install not wanting to share.

I was unhappy with the results of being just smart enough to screw up my system so, I dug out the system restore USB stick that I created when I first got the machine. I booted from it and selected the Reset your system option.

It took about 2 hours to do something. After it was done I removed the flash drive and rebooted, or not. I got a black screen with the message to insert boot-able media and press any key.

I popped the Linux DVD into the drive and booted to Linux Mint Live. I then took a look at the hard drive and saw that it appeared that all the windows files and folders had been restored however, booting into windows is not happening.

Help?
 

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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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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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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.
Topic:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/486222/win7-home-premium-64-wont-bootsystem-repair-attempts-fail/
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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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.






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

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

Things I've tried:

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

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

Thanks in advance, guys.

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

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

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I 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, my name is Stormy, I'm new to this forum since I really haven't had any issues in the past.

I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit on my desktop. I restarted it a few days ago to install SP1, it rebooted and started installing 3 updates. Once it reached 100% it kicked into System Repair. After running through it, it restarted and did the same thing. Now 3 days later, it's still in that process where it installs updates, goes to system repair, restarts and starts again.

I tried interrupting it and doing a System Restore, but even at the earliest date on it, it goes right back to that repetitive process. Now I can't get to any of my files or anything else on there. I'm stuck, and I need some help please!

A:Updates fail, System Repair fails, System Restore won't work

Hi,

Can you get into safe mode?

Safe Mode

If so, Download this file it & run as an admistrator: -

This will get you back into the system.

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Hi, my name is Stormy, I'm new to this forum since I really haven't had any issues in the past.

I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit on my desktop. I restarted it a few days ago to install SP1, it rebooted and started installing 3 updates. Once it reached 100% it kicked into System Repair. After running through it, it restarted and did the same thing. Now 3 days later, it's still in that process where it installs updates, goes to system repair, restarts and starts again.

I tried interrupting it and doing a System Restore, but even at the earliest date on it, it goes right back to that repetitive process. Now I can't get to any of my files or anything else on there. I'm stuck, and I need some help please!

A:Updates fail, System Repair fails, System Restore won't work

Hello, and welcome . try this please : Download: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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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






Quote:
does my storage drive need an mbr?


yes





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


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

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Hi there,

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






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

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Or

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

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

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

Any help greatly appreciated.

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

Hi

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

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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

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hello Every one

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


sorry for my bad language
and thanks you for your help

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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

Quote:




i try chkdsk /r but its boot failed




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

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

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

 

A:Fail to boot XP Pro off of Hd

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Hello,

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

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

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

A:fail to boot

   Information
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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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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I've been tinkering with Ubuntu Linux on my P40 Yoga for a few months now. While I prefer Linux overall, the compatibility with the nvidia graphics chipset just isn't up to snuff yet, and the graphics capability was the driving force behind my purchase of this laptop in the first place. I ordered the system restore USB stick from Lenovo, and tried to do a complete restore job.  The process hangs around the 60% overall progress point.  After 15 minutes of no progress, I get a "Recovery Failed" message. Any ideas?  I've seen a couple of posts here mentioning a DVD rather than USB recovery media.

























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Hello, I have an urgent request... (as probably most do in here, lol)

The thing is I have a friend in sweden with an almost new laptop,
he went to visit a friend with it, played some online games together,
came back and now its "broken". The only thing that was installed during that time
was steam.

The toshiba laptop had windows 7 preinstalled in swedish which is why I cant
help much there and he and his family are fire & water when it comes to them & any kind of technical stuff.

So we tried to fix it as much as possible but here is what happens...

He turns the laptop on, "Windows is reading files" then turns into the "Self-Repair" mode and after a few seconds it says "can not self-repair, if you added some devices since the last good loading point please remove those and start again" u can then either choose "restart" or "cancel". There are however 2 more options in that screen, 1 is to show a logfile of why its not working, which didnt show anything suspicious and 2 is to go into advanced options, if he clicks the advanced option it says "to perform this action u need to be logged in" which is kinda where we are stuck, since there is no way to log in.

We then tried the F2 + restart to see if something in the BIOs is screwd up
but everything was fine, just to be sure we returned it to default (which didnt change anything anyway).

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A:System recovery fail

I would Run this too firstl:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...per.html?ltr=M

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

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

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp

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Hello. Yesterday, I tried performing a System Recovery on my computer by pressing f11. I've done this more than once so I'm quite familiar. However, during the process, my computer shut off completely. I turned my computer back on and it went back to the System Recovery screen but a message appeared saying something like "An unexpected shut down of your computer. Windows is unable to install. Press OK to restart and install the Windows software" or something along those lines. So I kept pressing OK and my computer kept restarting but nothing happened. The same message kept appearing.

So on my other laptop, I created a USB that would install Windows Vista Home Premium. That worked and I was able to access Windows. However, when I boot up my computer, a screen appears that says "Choose an Operating System" and it has "Windows Vista" listed twice. Also, all the f keys work when I boot up the computer however, the f11 key does not work at all. I can't access the System Recovery. I try to press f11 and it says "System Recovery....." but then it loads to the "Choose an Operating System" screen.

My question is, is there any other way to access System Recovery other than pressing f11?? Maybe typing something in the Command Prompt?

Also, can someone maybe provide me with the HP System Recovery Manager disk download?? I don't want to order one. PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!

A:HP System Recovery fail HELP!!!

Try here:

HP Business Support Center

It's volunteers who own HP machines, not paid support. But there's stuff like original software packages, driver and BIOS updates, user manual as downloadable PDF etc.. that you can search by HP model.

You have to sign up but it's free and when I registered, they accepted Hotmail as email no problem.

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I am in the process of adding a second 2TB Drive to my Dell XPS 8700, Win 7 PRO 64bit,
My goal is to have the second drive take over if the first drive (C:\) fails. The second drive should boot with the OS and my programs. My data files are being backed up to an external NAS set up as Raid 1.
I was going to set up Raid1 on my Dell but after reading some posts on the forum and others I'm not sure that is what I should do. I'm a newby in this area and do not understand all the issues in this area,

How can I (and what are the steps) to accomplish what I want to do. I prefer not to have to re-install everything that is currently on my boot drive.

Thanks,
[email protected]

A:Setting Up Fail Over System on Win 7

KE I don't know if this would work but clone the first drive to the second and if the machine will not boot from the first drive then set the boot order to boot from the second drive??

Just an idea but having said that you would have to go in a see why the first drive would not boot.

To clone use this Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
see pic

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I decided to run System Restore on one of my computers because it was running very slow. So now, when i boot up that computer, it starts System Restore normally, but then stops. A window pops up labeled BR_GUI. Inside of it, it says "Run-time error '429': ActiveX component can't create object. What can I do to fix this or just skip the system restore?
 

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I had the "system fix" virus. Bleeping computer and malware thru much work finally killed it. Malware now sweeps are clean. Norton 360 sweeps are clean, but there are still some problems.
Windows Vista 64
I tried to run system restore and it tries but half way thru running it kicks out and says system can not restore. I have tried a few different restore dates all with the same result. I have now tried sfc/scannow and the response is :Windows Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. And the details are in the cbs.log
I looked at the log but i don't know what it said.
Other wierd things are going on like when you left click the start button no programs show up, but you can search for them and find them.
Other things like no word, excel icons or programs... but when you click on documents it opens and runs just fine..

Thanks for any help..
signed totally lost.
I hate that Bleeping virus..

A:system restore fail

I know you don't want to hear this, but it's my feeling that sometimes the best option after your system has been badly infected is a fresh start (format and clean install). It's not something I suggest lightly or often, but if I were in your situation it's what I'd do.

Also, instead of relying on system restore, you might want to consider using disc imaging software on a regular basis. Aside from anything else, when used properly and regularly it will give you a safe haven - even from nasty malware.

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I have a stalker that has broken into my home more than once. I installed a Logitech webcam to monitor outside my window. He has messed with this and now when I am trying to look at videos I get a system call failed edit.Any idea what he did and how I can fix it?

A:System Call Fail

I hate to say this, but I think you might be better off talking to Logitech directly:  http://www.logitech.com/en-us/contact

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

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

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

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

A:2nd disk causes boot to fail

Does this help?

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

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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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Hey guys

Got a ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard
16GB DDR3 RAM
2TB HDD
850 Watt PSU
GTX 680 GPU
i-3930k (not arrived yet just trying to boot to BIOS/post screen to check everythings good)

Plugged everything in but my machine doesn't power on fully. On the motherboard I get the LED's telling me my machine is in standby mode, no beep codes however. The LED on the front of machine doesn't turn on, nor do the front switches do anything like the power or reset button. I get no image when plugged into a monitor (monitor works fine) it does not post. I've tried different RAM, no GPU, taking the system apart and putting it back together. Power is going to the motherboard hence the lights, however my PSU fan doesn't spin. I tried connecting my other fans but they didn't spin so I've been trying it without them. I connected the PSU 24 pin & 8 pin to the motherboard, I also tried the 4 pin instead of the 8 pin but it didn't work.

Any thoughts?
 

A:P9X79 Boot Fail

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

A:vista boot fail

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

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