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Windows XP Pro-error-boot from cd rom failure can someone help?

Q: Windows XP Pro-error-boot from cd rom failure can someone help?

My friend just called me and his computer would n't boot so I went to look at it and don't know what is wrong. I am at home again I told him I would try to find something out so he doesn't have to do a clean install.

His computer has been working great, he downloads a few things it has been working good. Now, He has these sims games. He said that the sims game he was playing told him he need a different video driver and it was 15.oo so he clicked on no and continue. well he told me that everytime he played the sims game it would eventully go to a black screen and he said crash the computer, (I don't no exactly what he meant by crash the computer I think he meant a blue screen but I don't know he ifs around an hard to understand him. anyway he said he had played it 10 or 12 times and it did that everytime. He said he was playing it last night and it did that so he shut the computer down. He said when he got up today and went to turn the computer on it wouldn't boot up.

IT goes through where it reconizes the hareddrives and cdrom etc but right before it would go to the windows screen it just won't go any farther. It says at the bottom of the screen its the black screen and says boot from cd rom failure and won't go any farther.I booted it with his system cd and did a repair but it still goes to that screen and no farther,.

I don't want to and he doesn't want to do a clean install is there anyway to get to a command prompt to put in a command for a system restore?

I tried to get to safemode but since it won't boot can't get therre either. Can someone tell me if there is anything I can do to help him out??

Preferred Solution: Windows XP Pro-error-boot from cd rom failure can someone help?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows XP Pro-error-boot from cd rom failure can someone help?

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To explain what happened: I have installed windows 7 then the upgrade to windows 10 on this computer.

I installed win 7 originally on an ATA HDD in IDE. It repeatedly gave me the error:
"Boot disk failure insert system disk and press enter"

It did not matter what DVD I used out of the 2 windows 7 ones I had. When it rebooted as part of the install it always came back to that error.

I tried fixing the boot in recovery.
I tried formatting the partition and installing again.
I tried deleting the partion and installing again.
Nothing worked.

I got a new HDD. SATA. I am now using this to boot from, with the other drive as second data drive.

I have now been able to install from the windows 7 dvd and the upgrade to windows 10.

This works, except some times I still get the error on boot:
"Boot disk failure insert system disk and press enter"

Additionally if the system is idle it sometimes freezes after 15 minutes to 4 hours, the screen freezes, the keyboard, the lights are still flashing, but leaving it for hours makes no difference it just has to be hard reset.

System specs:
Win 10 home 64 bit
4gb ram
Gigabyte P55M-UD2 board
Geforce GTS 250
Samsung 160gb sata
hitatchi 320gb ata

Thank you for any help you can give!

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Everytime I turn on my computer and it asks me to select what windows to load (vista, 7 (I Don't have dual boot set up though??) and I do Windows 7, it does not Boot and gives me the winload.exe error message in my title. I have read alot here but been unable to fixc the problem, maybe hard disk? Help would be great.

I have a M3A32-MDP, AMD Phenom II quad840, two maxstore 300gb hard disk set up for RAID1

A:Windows 7, winload.exe error:0x00000e9, Boot failure

Please read through this thread: Windows 7, winload 0x00000e9 I/O error . You will get a list of diagnostic tests you could try to see if the hard drive is recoverable. For that OP the replacing the hard drive was his solution.

The first things to try is to run CHKDSK /R from a command prompt in Windows. Then run a hard drive diagnostic program - one downloaded from the hard drive manufacturer that boots from a CD - to test the drive.

You want to determine whether the hard drive is bad or the W7 installation is bad.

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As I try to boot my laptop (a different computer than the one on which I have a malware thread ongoing) - IBM Thinkpad T41, I get the message: ERROR - 0200: Failure Fixed Disk: 1. Press F1 to setup, which brings up the IBM bios setup screen - with which I do not know what to do.

While I do have the backup of my user files, I do not have boot/recovery disk, I think. Am searching for something like that...

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Failure to boot: Error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 1

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Hi guys
I?d be very grateful for a bit of help please.
My 3 year old Samsung RV720 laptop wouldn?t boot into Windows 7 today ? , was fine yesterday, but today it just hung at the Win7 startup logo.

I haven?t installed anything new on the laptop since July (except Windows updates) because I only really use the laptop for photography hols away from home, and to watch catchup programmes on my TV each day from the BBC and Channel 4 here in the UK, whose websites can be trusted.
I tried to reboot it from the recovery console, in safe mode and also in safe mode with command prompt, it hung as soon as it started loading drivers.
I tried to start windows from the recovery console with the last known good configuration and it hung at the startup logo again.
I checked the bios and my 4mb of memory in 1 slot is listed and my 750gb hdd is listed in the boot priority, CD first, HDD second, same as usual.
I tried to invoke the Samsung recovery via F4 at boot and I got the message ?an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data? and error code ?0xc0000225? and telling me to insert recovery disk.
I tried to use repair your computer from the built in recovery console and it loaded files but it hung at the first blue Windows background screen (with the leaves and the bird), just a cursor never got any text or options.
I tried to run repair your computer from my bootable rescue disk and from a second bootable Win7 system repair disk,... Read more

A:Windows 7 boot failure: error 0xc0000225: can't repair or reinstall

Wow, you really tried a lot of stuff. Good on you. One thing ... you stated you ran Seagate Tools and got 'no hard drive' then you ran the Samsung tools and got errors. Is the hard drive a Samsung or a Seagate? Each manufacturer has its own hard drive tools, so if you don't have a Seagate, that's why the Seagate tool said there was no hard drive installed.

Even within a manuf they sometimes have different tools for different series' of drives. So first thing is, I'd find the exact model of the hard drive, then find the tool for that exact drive from the manuf and run that tool.

The mem test could also be a problem, but if it were me I'd start with squaring away the HD. If I kept getting errors trying to do that that I thought might be due to a bad memory stick (i.e. stick of RAM), then I'd swap that stick out with another if I had another compatible stick on hand. But as far as the odds, it's more likely the hard drive is having a problem than the RAM stick. RAM has no moving parts and while a stick can certainly go bad, the hard disk is more vulnerable and more likely to develop a problem. JMO.

EDIT: I don't know if you have any Linux Live drives (memory sticks with a bootable portable version of Linux), but if you do you could boot from the mem stick into Linux, then mount the internal drive from within Linux and format it from there. This would of course wipe all your data but you have already tried steps to reinstall Windows so I am assuming you don't mind. Once the d... Read more

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OK, so I just moved for the first time in years, and as soon as I get my PC set up in it's new home it goes all wiggy on me. I'm thinking the trip might have damaged something, but I don't really want to muck about any more than I need to, as the PC is my only good link to my girl right now and I need it to work asap. I also don't have access to my install disc, as it is back home at them moment which makes things interresting.

So, here are the symptoms.
It started with a strange behavior in windows itself, where windows would not minimize properly. I had to close one window to be able to view the one behind it. When I rebooted the machine, it failed to find the drive and tried to boot from CD. After a little finagling and removing the CMOS, it booted properly, but then promptly crashed. It freezes for a few minutes, and then eventually flashes a BSOD Kernel Data inpage error for a split second before rebooting. Sometimes it will also freeze for a minute or two then come back. Sometimes after a crash it boots right back up, other times it fails to boot. When it fails to boot, sometimes it tells me the boot manager was not located, other times it just says insert disk to boot from CD. Sometimes it will also hang in the middle of the boot cycle. When it hangs in the boot cycle, it will eventually boot after about 15 minutes. The lack of consistency in the behavior is really throwing me off.

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A:Windows 7 BSOD, Boot failure, Kernel Data inpage error

Nobody has any ideas?

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Hello Sir,

My PC (is a Client in a Domain) haing Windows 2000 Professional OS. After a normal Shut down on previous day (no new Software or Hardware was added) stops at atartup just after the Windows 2000 Professional Logo/welcome screen comes. I have tried booting to Safe mode but in vain. safemode command prompt also doesen't work. I can only go upto Safe mode option chooser screen. Even Safe mode is not working.

On normal (and also when I choose Safe Mode) boot the system gives following error: -

STOP c0000218 STOP Registry File Failure The Registry Cannot Load the hive (file) SystemRoot/System32/config/SOFTWARE or its log or its alternate. it is corrupts, absent or not writable.

I haven't any backup of Registry. Please suggest me a way to boot my PC normaly. I will be very much obliged.

with regards,

Barun Tiwari

A:Windows 2000 Pro System Don't Boot ; Registry File Failure Error

With the cdrom booting up you select 'install', then you will be prompted to enter the repair console in the next screen. Do not enter the repair console here but continue on by selecting 'install' again. Then you should be presented with the listed operating systems on your pc . This should give you the option to repair those installations. This way it will rewrite over the entire operating system but will leave your installed programs intact. The only difference I have seen using this method is that it wipes out every windows update..

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I have the exact same problem. It seems to be a virus. when you boot up in safe mode and it asks you if you want to install the software to fix the problem this "Hard Drive" utility comes up and scans your hard drive and reports a bunch of problems but then wants you to purchase the program before it will fix them. My problem is that I cant get out of the fake safe mode to run my antivirus software. Anybody out there have a solution?

A:Virus windows Boot failure Press ok to fix boot failure

Hi and welcome to TSG

i have moved your post - its difficult having multiple questions in a post to keep tract

Update the post with further details - windows version etc

also have a read here http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html and follow instructions

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I'm trying to install a PC with Windows 7 threw USB (2.0). Therefore I've used Windows USB/DVD Tool.
To note, I've installed a NEW hard drive, the old one broke down due to it's age.

Now I'm getting the next message: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK.

I've tried setting the boot sequence but none of that helped, I keep getting the same message.

Thanks in advance,


A:Windows 7 Installation error DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK

Normally means that the hard drive is not detected. Check its connections, plugged securely into SATA1 port with no others attached, data and power cable securely attached.

Then enter BIOS setup by tapping the key given for that on the first screen. Is the hard drive registering anywhere there? It often will be represented by its Serial Number.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save settings and Exit.

Proceed to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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My mom's PC didnt want to start up earlier today, so i looked up what may have caused it, and i came across a page that said that a boot failure along with beeping (which it was doing) could be the RAM, and just re-set it, so i did and it booted fine, it got to the desktop and shutdown and said the /system32/config file was missing or corrupt, i attempted to do a standard PC recovery and i got:

\minint\system32\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. Error Code 18

Im looking around online now on what to do, my mom really doesnt want to have to format her entire PC, so if there is a way to fix this without having to do so, would be great...if its the only option, ill do the format.

A:Windows Xp Boot Failure/recovery Failure

Try booting from your XP CD into the recovery console and run the system file checker (sfc /scannow).

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Hi there i tried to download zorin 6.1 on my pc ,i downloaded the iso ,booted up the dvd and it was there the boot up section of zorin.I found out that i havea invallid or corupt kernel image ,so i can not load anything .so the last 10 hrs of download and trying to load it was a waste.I now have a boot failer error i have tried to boot from the vista 64 cd but to no evail
the error reads as this DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER .I have tried this as i have mentioned ,i have also tried to disconect the hard drive from the power wires and leave for 10 mins and still get this error.
Any ideas please .

A:boot failure error

You may want to set the computer to boot from the CD
Boot Priority - Change
You are probably trying to boot from the OS, when you insert the CD, now.
If this does not work, post and we can try another route.
If you do boot from the CD, as suggested, you may lose your stuff.

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Retail: Best Buy
Brand: Emachines
Type: Desktop
Model: T5212

Type: Intel Pentium D 805
Speed: 2.66 GHz per core (x2) 533 MHZ FSB

Type: Hitachi Deskstar
Size: 200 GB
File System: NFTS
Cable Type: ATA/IDE

Video Card:
Type: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT
Fit: PCI Express x16

RAM: 1024 MB



While booting I am given the option to run a recovery. Sytem asks me how to boot (i.e. "Safe Mode; Normailly; Last Good Config; ect.). All options leadto the normal boot view showing the Windows XP logo and a loading bar. About halfway through boot a Blue Screen error flashes and the system restarts. I have reformatted and the problem persists. My heory is that the HD is damaged. Uopn inspecting the motherboard no damage is detectable (i.e. cracks; damaged capacitors; scorchmarks from a short. Any suggestions on what the problem may be and a solution?

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Hey! I recent had some sort of hard drive failure I was running a program and turned off the computer manually. No big deal 99% of the time, but then the 1% happened. When I tried to boot up I recieved a NTFL error. What does that mean? In the end the I had to purchase a new hard drive. No big deal since I planned on it anyway. The data on the drive is intact and readable on newly-configed system.

Can somebody please explain?

A:HD failure - NTFL error while boot - What does this mean?

jonasdatum said:

Hey! I recent had some sort of hard drive failure I was running a program and turned off the computer manually. No big deal 99% of the time, but then the 1% happened. When I tried to boot up I recieved a NTFL error. What does that mean? In the end the I had to purchase a new hard drive. No big deal since I planned on it anyway. The data on the drive is intact and readable on newly-configed system.

Can somebody please explain?Click to expand...

Hello I was running the program called Eraser. Anybody know anything as to what might had happened?

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A while ago I began getting messages after logging in saying the following:

"One of the files containing the system's Registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful."

I tried to fix the problem by cleaning the registry and using TuneUp's registry defrag. Neither solved the problem and soon after, the PC began to restart itself with no warning. As soon as this happened I turned off the restarting thing to get the BSOD. The BSOD message said it was a registry error and advised to disable to hardware/uninstall new software (neither software or hardware has been changed for a long time). This BSOD got more regular and sometimes happened even before windows was fully loaded.

After a while I decided to try changing the ram as I read on a forum that someone else getting the original error message had fixed it by replacing their ram. After doing so the computer failed to find the OS so changed the ram back and have same problem. So now when I turn on it just says "Boot failure. Insert system disc" (or something like that, I'm sure you know the message I mean). Would really appreciate some help. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Reg error/boot failure

Problem solved. Reset cmos and played around with the settings and it fixed the problem. Now working faster than ever! Jon.

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Hello. Everytime I start up my computer, it says disk boot failure error. Do I have to reinstall everything on the computer?

A:Disk boot failure error

You might have to replace your hard drive too

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Hi.I had found a discarded HP Probook 6460b. I checked it from the outside, everything looked ok except for the fact that the hard disk had been removed. So I just took it with me for testing.Just to check if it powers on and if the battery charges. I just powered on with the charger connected and it gave the following 3 error messages.1. PXE-E61 Media test failure2. PXE-M0F Check cable connection.3. Boot device not found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard disk - (3F0)I assumed that these error messages will go once I insert a 2.5" HDD. So I did just that, but still the error messages kept on coming. I assumed that the windows installed in the HDD is not automatically detected by the computer.Next step. Create a Linux (Kubuntu) live USB and boot the laptop again. This time it boots up. In the file manager, it also detects the hard disk drive. So I go ahead and install Kubuntu by creating a partition (did not format the entire disk).Shut down and remove the USB after installation.Power up again without live USB and still the same error messages !I tried to install Kubuntu once again but the error messages are just not going.Can someone please help me with this?Regards,Debayan

A:Boot failure | Error messages PXE-E61, PXE-M0F and 3F0 while...

Hi,I believe the first two errors are due to the PC trying to boot from the network. If you diable booting from network in BIOS these should go away.The hard drive you are using is it clean or does it still have a windows installed on it? You could try downloaging the media creation tool from Microsoft and creating a bootable pendrive or DVD with win 10 OS.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Try formatting the whole drive and performing clean install.I would enable legacy boot and disable secure boot in Bios if present. Let me know,David

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I have a Yoga 2. Get boot error on start. When I go into bios setting says hard drive not found.  Seems intermittent. Do I need new SSD? What is proper procedure to recovery? I do have recent win 10 backup.

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I hope I'm posting this in the right place. I'm new here. My husband and I are trying to fix my parent's almost 2-year-old HP AMD 64 desktop computer that was running Windows Vista 64-bit. A few days ago, my dad went to turn the computer on and he got the error that windows failed to start. I tried my best to help him fix it over the phone, but nothing worked. The next day, my parents brought the computer over to our house and we figured that we would just format the hard drive and do a fresh intall of Windows 7 Ultimate since we were planning on doing that for them soon anyway. We put in a windows 98 boot CD into the DVD-RW drive and ran F disk and fomatted the drive without a problem. We then put the Windows 7 Ultimate disk in and rebooted the computer. Instead of getting the expected "press any key to boot from CD" message, we got a black screen with a blinking cursor. After several seconds, we finally got the message "invalid system disk. Please insert disk and then press any key." The Windows 7 DVD (NOT a copied disk) was already in the drive, so we pressed a key and got the message "Disk boot failure" We then tried another Windows 7 disk and got the same error. We then tried a Windows Vista and even an old Windows XP disk, but we got the same errors with those disks as well. We know that these disks are all good. We tested them on our own computers and have used them to do installs before. We finally just assumed that the hard drive was t... Read more

A:Disk boot failure error? Help!

Hi and welcome to TSF is the hdd recognised in the bios

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So a while back I had a problem and the good members of this forum help narrow down the problem to a bad PSU and was kind enough to give me a link to what I needed.
I bought the new PSU and installed it into my HP Slimline s5220y and started it up. First thing I noticed was the power light on the Tower doesnt come on, then the next thing i noticed was the "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" message.
Looking around the net for an answer, led me to changing settings in my BIO, problem is it goes straight to this error. I cant go into my BIOs.

I have very very important photos from my photography company and want to know if I can keep my files?

Im pretty sure I installed my new PSU correctly, only 4 harnesses used. This is the PSU I bought
Newegg.com - SeaSonic SS-300TFX Bronze 300W TFX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Thank you

A:Installed new PSU, now have Disk Boot Failure Error...

Our job will be much easier if you could supply as much info - in the System Specs- for the system.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
?system manufacturer? block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.

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Hi,I have a thinkpad a30 and I am getting one short beep, 3 short beeps, 3 short beeps, and one final short beep and a failure boot past that point. As soon as I hit the power on button this happens. I've changed memory, just in case that was a problem. I've taken out the battery and tried just the AC adapter . . . but nothing gets me past these beeps . . . can anyone help me?ThanksRedbud


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A:a30 beep error meaning boot failure

Welcome to the forum! If you've tested the machine with a known good PC133 RAM stick and got that beep sequence your system board is gone, I'm sorry to say.  Good luck. 

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I keep getting disk boot failure error code Boihd-4. I think it happened because I accidently pressed a wrong button. Formatting the hard drive. I hit continue instead of back. Now the computer keeps asking me to put the system disk in. I keep going back to the page were I made the mistake of pushing the wrong button. before all that happened my computer turned it self off an started looping. Is there anyway to fix this without reformatting my computer. (with Windows Vista 32bit Are there programs that will allow me to download all my files that have.(movies video audio etc.) I have another computer with windows 7.

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I recently got a virus on my computer I couldn't repair, prompting me to purchase a new (identical to old one) hard drive (Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB ATA/133 HDD. Upon trying to set up the computer with the new HDD, I am receiving,

"GRUB Loading stage1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait....
Error 22"

From the searches I've done, Grub errors are from linux, which this PC has never had linux on it. I have run xp for 4+ years and have done multiple formats including one 6 months ago that went off without a hitch.

I have changed the boot order to boot from CD first and it stops after the PCI Device Listing and thinks for about 30 seconds before again giving the above error, despite having a Win XP install cd in my cd rom.

Any help would be appreciated,

Thank you.

A:Disk boot failure / GRUB Error 22

**Correction, the hard drive I purchased was used. If it previously had an install of Linux what can I do?


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A few days ago my computer was running and then it restarted itself and this message appeared:

Intel UNDI PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8111B/8111C
Client MAC ADDR:
Boot Failure
Press any key to continue

-if i do it repeats itself.
I took it to a friend to look at and when switched on ran fine up until yesterday when this message appears when i try to turn it on. I have made sure all cables are plugged in.

Please help

A:error message - PXE-MOF : exiting PXE ROM boot failure

Its trying to boot from a network location.

Go into the BIOS and verify that the boot sequence has your HDD and CD drive before the PXE Boot.
Maybe worth doing a chkdsk to make sure that the disk isnt damaged.

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Recently, my computer got infected with a virus, so I booted in safe mode, ran Malywarebytes to get ride of it. I repeatably went into safe mode, scan, log into windows to see of the virus was still there

When it seemed that I finally got ride of the virus in safe mode, I rebooted and received this error message

***STOP 0x0000007B (0XB84C7524, 0x000000E, 0X00000000)

I know 0x0000007B means a boot issue, but I have no idea what those numbers afterwards are.

If someone could point me in the right direction of what this error message means, since I don't want to guess and check, I would be grateful.

A:Meaning of Error Code on failure to boot up

That should help you out a little. Honestly if you just removed a virus I'd say a system critical file may have been altered or deleted. Try using your OS CD to run a repair install, GL.

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Help! I have my pc (dell tower), with pre-installed MS-Vista (meaning I have no factory OS cd's), and it's set to automatically install system upgrades. I started having problems about three weeks ago when Microsoft snuck in and installed an unauthorized copy of MS-Defender, which then started telling me that virtually every web site I tried to visit (including such mundane ones as CNN and Yahoo), were security risks and I got the red screen of death.
Checking internet forums, I found that I could not uninstall this piece of crap software, but I could disable it and take it out of my start up routine (which I did).
Then 3 new updates installed a couple of days ago and now I keep getting "Windows Explorer has stopped working" error messages when any user tries to sign on and once you close the program you get the black screen of death and windows itself will not restart.
I've tried the administrator repair options, booting in saft mode, and just about everything else I could find, including going to an administrator command prompt under the F8 repair option and running SFC /Scannow, but while it will initiate, it will not run because it says that the repair facility is running and I first need to reboot, which of course doesn't work.
I have another browser loaded on my system and at this point would be happy just to be able to uninstall IE 7.0 and junk it, if I could just get rid of this problem.
Right now I... Read more

A:Vista boot failure due to IE 7 reocurring error


Originally Posted by Purdueman

I started having problems about three weeks ago when Microsoft snuck in and installed an unauthorized copy of MS-Defender, which then started telling me that virtually every web site I tried to visit (including such mundane ones as CNN and Yahoo), were security risks and I got the red screen of death.

A literal Red Screen of Death - RSOD - (like the infamous Blue one)?

A RSOD was limited to the intial beta versions of Vista - as far as I have ever seen.

Windows Defender comes pre-installed in Vista and Windows 7. The only updates arriving courtesy of Windows Updates are Windows Defender update definitions.

Curiosity - IE7 tells me that not all Windows Updates were in. IE8 came out some time ago and came in via Windows Updates.

How about Vista Service Pack 2?

How old is the system?

Regards. . .



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System froze the other day. Upon reboot, the system reports Hard Disk - 3F0 error (Boot device not found). DiagnosticsMemory - PassDisk Short - PassDisk Long - Pass I downloaded Windows 10 installation media from Microsoft as both USB stick and DVD.When connecting USB Stick or DVD drive to USB, the system starts booting from the USB device, shows HP logo, then Microsoft's "spinning circle of dots" then just "fades to black" and does nothing further. 100% repeatable. Tried restoring BIOS to defaults, enable Legacy boot mode, disable secure boot, etc. (all permutations) no help. I have a Clonezilla DVD which boots completely, shows the original partitions appear to still be on the SSD. I imagine something about the UEFI boot loader on the SSD is corrupted, and was going to try to repair it from the install media. But, why won't the install media boot? Do I need some special "HP" version of Windows 10 install media? 

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First, some system specs: This is about a stock ASUS K50ID laptop, so the specs are as listed in this Newegg description.

The very basic description of the problem is that whenever I turn on the laptop, it seems to boot into Windows 7, in that the "Starting Windows" text appears and the little animation of colors forming the logo shows, but as some point it fails. This message appears on screen:autocheck not found - skipping AUTOCHECK
After a few seconds a BSOD shows up, but too fast for me to make out what it says. It used to, but after some hasty fix attempts no longer does, cycle around to a menu that informed me of this error:Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
Here's the longer history:

As some point in the past I decided to try out dual-booting Win7 and Linux on the laptop. I got it to a state where this worked fine. I had partitions roughly as follows:[Ubuntu][Windows 7]([Data and files][Boot])
The parentheses denote a logical partition. The Boot partition was very small and only held what was necessary to launch GRUB. This week, I realized that I hardly ever used the Linux partition and decided to get rid of it to reclaim storage space. This is where the trouble begins. I rebooted into a thumb drive that could run GParted and modified the hard drive layout in the following steps:
Delete the Ubuntu partition
Delete the Boot partition
Grow the Data/Files partition to take up the space left by Boot
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A:Laptop cannot boot into Windows, possible 0xc000000f boot failure

You are probably going to have to wipe the drive. I hate to tell you that but it really does sound like grub has totally messed your boot files.

There are ways to remove grub and regain access but given that you seem completely locked out of the device I don't know if that will work.

there's the link describing that method anyhow in case it can help you.

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This is the error I'm getting when I start my PC.

What is this ? Could anyone help ?

A:Boot Failure Error, Screen Shot Attached Help Please

usually means it does not see the hdd as it is trying to boot from the network when you see PXE, does the bios see it?

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Hi there folks!

So, I'm playing on the compy, having fun, when all of a sudden it gets real sluggish for a while (immediately after opening Steam, to be exact), runs for a bit, then BSoDs. I, being the silly person I am, did not get the code, thought "Hmmm... that's odd." and rebooted. Upon doing so, the boot sequence read the processor speed and then stopped, I assume hanging on the Auto Clock Speed detection for the CPU or RAM.
Confused, I reset the BIOS using the jumper, and got it to read all that stuff just fine, memory check, although it was only reading 500Mb instead of 1Gb, and then threw me an error reading -
Warning! CPU has been changed or CPU Ratio change fail.
Please reenter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and remember to save before quit!

Being the obedient user I am, I complied, and it did the same crash thing as before. I then proceeded to try every possible setting I could think of for CPU clock speed, DRAM clock, etc. (I didn't mess much with the advanced manual settings, since they are absolutely beyond my knowledge, but the basic ones got all played with) and was eventually able to get the thing to boot by leaving "CPU Clock" on Auto, setting "DRAM clock" to 100Mhz (apparently the default), and disabling "Auto Detect PCI/DIMM clock".

This is the only way I have been able to get it to advance past the original error, and I have completely left my area of knowledge with this one.

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A:Clock read error causing boot failure?

Aight, few more updates to note.
I tried swapping the RAM over to an alternate slot on the motherboard, same problem. So I'm guessing that the issue is not which slot the RAM is in. Figured that would be the case since it ran fine before, but figured what the heck.
Also, I finally downloaded and ran Memtest 86+, and it checked out as A-Ok, but it also thinks for some reason that I have only 512 Mb of RAM and not 1Gb.

Do you think that there is any realistic solution other than replacing the RAM with new stuff? I'd love to hope that there's some obvious and simple point I'm missing, but I'm getting to the point of doubting that.

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Hi, I get this error msg during boot-up:
"Diskette Drive 0 seek failure", Strike F1 to continue, F2 to run setup utility.
Once you hit F1 it goes to Windows.
It's just a pain that there is a stop in boot-up process.
BTW, I heard that this is not a unique problem, but I have not yet seen
any solution.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ... Thank you, Ed

A:Solved: Error msg during boot-up: drive seek failure

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Dear All,

I'm a newbi.
My Toshiba Table M series with recently installed Windows 7 (it was fine with Vista) have a boot failure.

The message is as follows:

Windows failed to start:
File: \boot\memtest.exe
status: 0xc000000e

Info: The selected entry couldn't be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I went to BIOS and enabled diagonstic tool. When I restart - it tells me memory is OK, and HDD is OK.

Now it tells me to insert Windows Installation disk - which I don't have right now.
I created backup of registry and backup of the C: drive - but all of them in D: drive - which is now useless.

I would appreciate very much - if you could give me some solutions to this problem.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you All and thanking you in advance,


A:Boot failure error status: 0xc000000e on Tecra M


Maybe you could repair the Win 7
Please press F8 while powering up the unit.

Now you should get a advanced boot menu.
As far as I know there are some option like Repair my Computer.
Check it?

If this does not help, then you should take a Win 7 disk and should reinstall the OS.

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Recently, my parents told me they were having a problem with their computer. I went to their house and when I turned on the machine, it gave me the error "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT DISK AND PRESS ENTER" or something close to that.

I immediately checked the boot sequence and set the computer to boot only off of the hard drive. I saved changes and the operating system started up normally, all seemed well. However, I then powered down the machine and turned it back on, and the error message appeared yet again. For some reason, merely entering the BIOS and exiting (which restarts the machine), or restarting the computer from Windows will allow me to boot up fine. If I power the machine down and power on, I will get the error message.

I've gone through numerous fixes at this point. I tried repairing the boot.ini file and fixing the master boot record to no avail.

When looking for fixes I found numerous people mentioning boot problems after installing service pack 3, but none that sounded exactly like mine. However, I suspect that may be the cause, because I had installed SP3 just before this started happening.

I REALLY don't want to format this machine and go through the updates of drivers, os, security software, productivity software, etc. all over again. I don't have the time.

Any Ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Strange Disk Boot Failure Error

CMOS battery?? It keeps the bios settings when the power is turned off.

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Hey, i posted days ago cause i kept on getting this random cut outs on my pc, now i thought it was down to software but i guess its not.....my pc is now greatly cleaned by some help on here and im still encounting this issue.

When it cuts out, i can be either burning a dvd or trying to, surfing the web and it will jus cut and go right to a grey screen with not displayed, in order to restart it i press it manually and it displays a message BOOT DISK FAILURE, Put in system cd and press enter! but it will not restart at all until ive turned it off completly and turned it back on again. Im lost and i cannot burn a dvd or anything with out it cutting it, it seems to happen alot if im running a type of software.

any help is good help, thanks

A:Unknown pc reboots with boot disk failure error?

Boot into recovery console . At the prompt type :

attrib -r -s -h c:\boot.ini
del c:\boot.ini
bootcfg /rebuild
-at the first prompt press "y" enter
-at the second prompt type what you want to name your windows installation (anything you want)
-at the third prompt type /fastdetect
-at the prompt press y
-at the prompt press y


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I have seagate hdd with windows 7 ultimate installed on partition C and the partition D for data.

Suddenly while booting, windows ask me for disk checking volume/partition D for consistency. If i let it check, the utility will run for endless time stucking at 6% mark . If i cancel the disk check, windows will take long time to load further to logon page and finally boots. But windows explorer wont show any properties for volume D (total space , used space etc). When clicked on D: icon, explorer will take a long time and finally will say DISK IS NOT FORMATTED..do you want to format it now ?

Disk management will show the volume as RAW
I checked the disk with minitools partition magic, and the volume shows NTFS and OK. I can also explore the volume and find all the files present on D drive. (not visible from windows)

CHKDSK with diff keys (/r / f etc) run from windows boot cd and the result is same..scanning wont go past 6-7% (File Record Segment xxxxxxxx Unreadable )
Any chance to make the volume accessible in windows again without loosing data ? !

A:CRC Error..HDD failure or Windows failure?

The first thing I would do is copy the data off the partition using linux, if you don't already have a backup. I would also take a system image. Then you can figure out if the drive is usable.

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Hi there, i went on break for about 2 weeks, and upon starting up my machine started getting a bsod for unmountable boot volume.
tired to restart in safe mode, but none of the options were working [when attempting safe mode, would load as far as file classpnp.sys], selecting anything would just loop back to the same bsod over & over.

i had a recovery tools/disk on USB [don't have any disc drives on this machine],
so plugged that in & tried running startup repair, but it fails. this is what i get:

after that fail, rebooting my machine no longer yields the bsod mentioned above,
but rather this lovely boot failure error 0xc000000f:

so tried the recovery usb again, this time with command prompt as the recovery tool & ran some stuff there,
below are my results...

- diskpart output:

- bcdedit output:

not sure where to go from here. i've been trying to fix this for 3 days now [spent NYE at home trying to fix this even ].
am hoping won't have to re-install OS cause it's been a while & i don't have the disk anymore [would probably have to install via usb shenanigans], any suggestions greatly appreciated

p.s. sorry for the terrible images, taking them all with my phone.

A:Boot failure error 0xc000000f win7 | cannot auto-repair

still haven't been able to fix, anyone have any ideas?

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Hello everyone. I am going to number my info because my desktop progressively got worse today.
I have a Windows 7 partition and a Windows 8 partition on the HD.

1. At first boot, it was trying to auto repair, but it would get stuck and nothing would happen.
2. After several restarts, it finally booted to the Windows 8 boot select screen to choose 7 or 8, I chose 7. Then it went to "applying update operation" and was updating registries I guess.
3. After that, it just would not boot. After another restart, I got "the boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors." I tried to insert a recovery DVD / installation disk, but nothing would load.
3. Trying to boot from the CD or USB would just freeze and then give the same error, 0xc000000f.
4. From the HP diagnostics tool from boot up, it told me it was an HD error, biohd 8. In my several hours of searching online I believe it could be the HD or the motherboard, but I am not sure how to find out which.
5. Using EaseUS Data Recovery, the software recognizes the 3 different volumes on the drive (Win 7, Win 7 recovery partition, Win 8)

I was wondering if anyone would be able to deduce what is happening here, should I get a new HD or motherboard? Since EaseUS is recognizing all volumes, is it probably the motherboard?

And what it is the best way of formatting the drive and installing Win7 again with a failed HD, if it is the motherboard?

Would appreciate any help, thank you very much.

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A:Unable to boot, error 0xc000000f, hard drive failure?

Check out this tutorial it will help you figure out if it is in fact the hard drive: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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My post is almost similar to http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/788610-registry-file-failure.html

I have a DELL 1150 laptop purchased 5 yrs back. I am getting registry failure error during boot up. My internal CD drive is not working. Hence I had to use another CD ROM (from similar model) and reinstall XP again. However issue gets repeats for every 3-4months. I am really fed up with getting CD ROM from others every time. I can not buy same model as that one never exists now.

Is there any way, I can boot my existing laptop with USB so I can use my external DVD ROM to reinstal XP again?

Or is there any other way to reinstall XP now? (there is no floppy disk either)


A:XP SP2 - Registry failure error and blue screen and boot from USSB?

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

Similar? In what ways? How is your problem different from the thread you cited?

Please provide the EXACT ERROR MESSAGE.

Is your computer bootable to a flash drive?

Which 1150; Inspiron 1150? THIS? http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&cs=&k=1150+inspiron+setup&cat=sup

Providing product pages will enable us to help you with greater efficiency.

Press F2 as soon as you turn on your computer.
In the BIOS, look for a list of bootable devices.

You can also purchase a 5.25" optical [ cd or dvd ] drive & put it in a case, connect via USB to your laptop. www.kingwin.com


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I get the mobo's logo screen for a second and then it goes to the command lines.

Top box has: Sec. Master Disk : None
Sec. Slave Disk: None DDR2 at banks: 0 4

Some PCI device listings.... then:

I'm getting the error:


The only thing i have installed that a disk could be inserted in, is the Cd-rom. But there is not disk in it. No 3.5 floppies of any sort on this pc.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: New pc build. Error on startup. Disk boot failure...

didn't have my HD plugged in completely....


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I have a problem, I replaced my motherboard after it died and now during startup I am getting the STOP ERROR inaccessible_boot _device. I am running Windows 2000 Server and would rather be using XP. The STOP ERROR hits while trying to load windows. It is recognizing all of my memory and hardware on the startup but crashes right after the windows screen pops up. I would love to format the c drive and start over but when I boot from a startup disk it tells me that the C drive isn't there ("invalid drive specification.") I am fairly new to the tech world and would like to fix this myself. THANKS for any help

A:inaccessible boot device error after motherbord failure and replacement

The reason your new mb will not boot up with the old hd is that you probably installed proprietary drivers for your chipset. Since the old mb died I do not know of any way to remove the drivers. I am not sure if you can boot in safe mode and remove them that way.
When you use the boot disk, are you using fdisk to remove any non dos partitions? I would think you have ntfs that is why your dos boot disk will not see the drive. If you need instructions on running fdisk, post back and someone will help you.

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ok guys, i apologize in advance for the long post, if you dont want to read it then dont, just ignore it... if you do want to read it the reason its so long is because i wanted to give the full picture so you could get all the history on the problem(s) and maybe have a better solution with everything in mid.

i have been running 2000 Pro for several years on the pc i built with no problems but had ben wanting to upgrade the os. The other day while i was at work and my boyfriend was home he sent me several instant messages throughout the day saying my pc had crashed to a blue screen, but since he is not as technically inclined as i am (which isnt saying much, lol) i told him to turn it off and i would mess with it later. so upon investigating i couldnt exactly figure out the problem. it had done 3 memory dumps, all 3 different errors... one seemed to be my nic, another involved my video card, etc. so i thought my mb may be on its last leg. so i figured this would be as good a time as ever to upgrade and do some 'work' on it.

so i wiped my hd, setup new partitions & reformatted and did a clean install of xp pro. had to install 3 times b/c i kept getting errors saying it couldnt copy the files from the disk, press enter to retry, etc and after pressing enter about 5 times (lol) it would crash to blue screen, but again each time the message pointed towards a different problem.

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A:random BOOT FAILURE SYSTEM HALTED error among other problems

Since you are having problems during the POST then it is definently malfunctioning hardware.

First thing, run the memory test from www.memtest.org
Check your system temperature.
Have you added any hardware that could be too much for your PSU?

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This is the error message on my HP zd7380US Laptop at boot. Funny noise from hard drive. Get blue screen, will not boot.

What do I do?? Help, one and all!

A:Laptop Boot Error PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable

This is the system trying to boot from a network - which usually comes in the order after the hard drive (which would indicate problems with your hard drive).

Try running a bootable hard drive diagnostic from here: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

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Hey I need someone's help. I recently got a Hp Pavilion Slimline s3500f PC and I start it up and all I get is 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, DISK AND PRESS ENTER' I have no idea what to do. If you can guide me step by step that'll be helpful thanks

A:Pavillion Slimline s3500f w/Disk Boot Failure (error BIOHD-8...

Monkeylos21, welcome to the forum. The error message that you are receiving is telling you that your hard drive has failed.  Your only option is to replace it.  If you don't have a backup of your personal data you will not be able to recover it.  You should replace it with a drive the same size or larger than the one being replaced.  This will assure that the Recovery media will work. Here is the Product Information for the computer.  Also, here is a guide to help you replace the drive. lease click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Here is a weird scenario.

HDD failed. Fortunately do regular backups, so restored to a new HDD.

New HDD securely fitted to A210. Powered up, HDD recognised by BIOS, and proceeded to boot, get the following error:
For Realtek RTL8100E-8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adaptor Version 1.02
PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable

A210 WILL boot from USB or DVD.

Tried various things, searched internet, found lots of same or similar errors all with no good result.

I have a Paragon Boot Disk, booted into that. One of the options is find OS's on hard disks. Try that, it finds OS. Asks if want to boot into it, accept and Win 7 loads!

So, why will the A210 not load the OS? It recognises the HDD, and another medium can boot into the OS.

Looking forward to your replies!

A:Re: Satellite Pro A210 - Strange Boot Error - PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check


Did you try to reinstall the OS on this HDD instead of installing the backup?
Maybe there is something wrong with the backup which you created?

Usually this error appears because BIOS cannot boot from HDD and switches to LAN.

If the HDD is recognized in BIOS then there must be something wrong with the OS on the HDD.

Recommend installing fresh OS and checking this once again..,

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I built a computer and while I was carrying out a standard restart the power supply (450w) died with a loud pop and a flash! I purchased another power supply (500w) installed it, and it worked, which was a relief because it ment that the motherboard wasn't fried. However Windows would not start, and through the BIOS I was able to determine that the computer did not detect the HDD, or the CD-RW drive that was previosly installed. Worried, I removed both drives and then installed just the HDD with a new IDE cable. Luckly, this worked, and I preceeded to install the CD-RW drive. But now the system will not boot completely and I receive an error message, but the computer now detects both drives correctly (HDD is master CD-RW is Slave) Error is as follows:
NVIDIA Boot Agent 242.0535
2001-2005 NVIDIA Corp
1997-2000 Intel Corp
[then 10 seconds later]
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent
Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Any Help would be greatly appreciated. If you need and specific spec of my computer, don't hesitate to ask!

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First congrats on an excellent forum and helpful members. I have used the info this site loads of times before reading past threads and until now have never needed to post...

So here goes.
I have just installed a fresh (not new) hard drive in my system which is;
Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo P5600
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
2GB Ram
160GB SATA Hard drive
XP Pro SP3

The drive had XP already installed but was configured for an Athlon Dual Core system so i did a clean install. Deleted all partitions then created a new partition with NTFS file system (the slow method to check for disk errors)

Then i installed XP pro Sp2 all done from Fujitsu operating system recovery CD.
All went flawlessly and was working great.
Next day i went to boot and the splash screen came up with Fujitsu Siemens on it and the F2 or F12 options and the blue progress meter. The progress meter got to half way and then hung for about 2 mins and a black screen came up with a load of writing on and the message;

pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable
operating system not found

I did read a thread on techguy about this but it didnt solve my problem and my symptoms are quite different.

If when i see the splash screen i immediately press F2 to go to bios setup i can enter setup and view all settings. The HD is present and boot priority set to Hard drive. I then exit without saving or changing anything and it boots into windows and works fine.

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A:Boot error - pxe-e61: media test failure check cable - operating system not found

were getting the same thing on my sisters Fujitsu lifebook, i kinda think it looks like the reference is to trying to boot from the lan when the cd or hdd isnt available, (maybe because of hw issues,like controller?) will check with their tech support to confirm and update here...

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my son has vista and this evening came home saying he cant get into laptop at all. I tried to do control+alt+del - that takes him to log on profile but no further, wont even get up task manager. a box comesup with "windows Boot failure Press ok to fix boot failure," which takes him to abox saying windows disk diagostic tool will scan hard drives and system integrity then it tells him that a problem with the dard driver has been detected and recommends download and install following certified softward but when he clicks ok nothing happens just a black screen with safe mode in every corner, no windows icon, or desktop. Please help , he has just installed 300 worth of zbrush software with no disk to reinstall it again and am afraid to restore to factory settings in case he loses access to this software!



A:windows boot failure

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