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lenovo R61 LAPTOP not booting O/S WINXP

Q: lenovo R61 LAPTOP not booting O/S WINXP

Yesterday night 10 o Clock I have worked. then I close the my laptop again I open the same Laptop today morning 9 o clock it is showing blank screen what I do please help me thanks lot.

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A: lenovo R61 LAPTOP not booting O/S WINXP

Do a system recovery or restore with the discs that came with PC make
And of course you had all your personal files backed up right?
if not pull the drive out and put it in another PC get them and then do the recovery.

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I am trying to fix a Sony VAIO VGN-C140G laptop with Win XP Media Center Edition 2008. It starts booting and displays the low resolution Microsoft Windows XP logo with a black background and a progress bar at the bottom, then the screen changes to a high resolution Windows XP logo with a blue background and shows the hour glass working beside the cursor. After a few seconds, the hour glass disappears and all disk activity stops and it is stuck at this screen and the only thing I can do is move the cursor around. ALT+TAB does not show that there are any windows in the background waiting
for user input. I am not able to boot into safe mode either.

When I had problems in the past, I simply use the recovery partition to re-image the machine but this time that doesn't
work. I used the Norton Boot CD and it detected Boot.Tidserv.B but could not clean it. I used Kaspersky Rescue CD and
BitDefender USB also, but they did not detect any malware. I'd appreciate it if you could help me fix the system without
removing the recovery partition -thanks for your time!

A:WinXP laptop not booting, Norton AV CD detects Boot.Tidserv.B

At: http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Boot-tidserv-b-A-NASTY-virus/m-p/413088#M151085

It says "Try booting from clean CD(even from NBRT) then open command line and write fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 it will completely overwrite your current(infected) MBR with default Microsoft MBR."

Would executing the fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 command from the NBRT effect the Sony VAIO VGN-C140G laptop recovery partition on the hard disk in any manner? If it doesn't effect the recovery process, I'll just go ahead and restore the MBR. Once the system boots, I can do a clean install from the recovery partition.

Thanks, Ram.

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hi my name is.recently i buy lenovo laptop.. after few month of use.. i am facing a issue regarding booting. the laptop is slow at startup. also my laptop is heating up continuously... i searched for lenovo support in the net but i cant find the proper solution what is the process to contact lenovo helpline number.
 

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I adjusted the partitions of my lenovo g480 and accidentally deleted the hidden partitions. I restarted and the laptop just boots up with a blank screen. I tried pressing the novo button and the selection menu shows up. Whatever I select on the popup (normal startup, bios setup, boot menu, system recovery), nothing happens; and all I'm left is a blank screen. I tried connecting the laptop into an external display and still nothing shows up in the external display. I tried removing the battery and the 30s power button pressing, and it didn't work. Need this laptop for work. Hard disk when used in another computer the files are still there.

A:Lenovo laptop not booting up (G480)

hi RZPogi,
 
After removing the AC adapter, battery, and HDD, can you try to hold the power button for 20secs to remove residual power again on the machine. When finished, plug the AC adapter only then power up the machine and try accessing the BIOS via the F2 key or Novo button..
 
If successful, hit F9 to load defaults and hit F10 to save and exit. On another machine, connect the HDD and  backup your files then format it. When finished, put back the HDD on the G480 and boot from a Win7 installer via the F12 key to reinstall Windows 7.
 
Guide:
How to Create a Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive
How to Create a Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc
 
Note:
if the G480 came preloaded with Win7 Home Premium 64bit, reinstalling this same OS will automatically find the product key that's embedded in the motherboard and will activate your copy of Windows.
 
If the above steps doesn't help then there's likely a problem with the BIOS and needs to be reflashed. I would recommend you check these authorized service centers and report the issue:
 
Service Provider List (Philippines)
 
edit:
added links
 
 
Regards

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I cleaned the keyboard and packed the laptop, since then it's not booting. What are the possible reasons
 

A:Lenovo G450 laptop not booting

You need to give us a lot more details. What did you clean it with, when how.

and what do you mean "Packed up" the laptop.
 

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I tried booting up my laptop this morning but all it's doing is flashing the Lenovo logo, powering down and repeating the process. I can hear the fan starting up and shutting off as well. I did a bit of research and found that this is a common problem and I tried the potential solutions but so far nothing has worked. I tried starting in safe mode, opening task manager and just pressing the power button to turn it off but it's not responding to any of the commands. When ever I remove the battery, unplug the power cord and hold the button for 30 seconds and put the battery back it in just resumes the loop without me even pressing the power button. When I close my laptop it seems like it's shutdown (no sleep light or noises from the fan) It was working fine all day yesterday there was a bit of a power outage while it was plugged into the outlet but it was still working without an issue Should I just let it run until the battery runs out? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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Hey guys, windows 7 unit which the owner says he suspects has virus but he also told me that his company checked for viruses but did not locate any, I ran a few virus scans but those did not produce anything. Symptoms are when I boot, it sometimes goes to windows but takes a long time and just doesn't get to the desktop, it is hanging after the logon screen. In safe mode it goes to desktop in normal time and laptop functions as normal, any ideas why it works as normal only in safe mode but can't reach the desktop in normal mode please?.

A:Lenovo B570 laptop booting problem

Some program or startup is causing the slowdown. You can do a clean boot and from there add services until you find the one causing the problem. It would be a good idea to disable your startup items also.

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Hello, My parents have owned a Lenovo laptop for a couple of years now. However, recently this issue showed up and I wondered whether there is a chance there is a solution to this problem which I could try myself, since the laptop its warranty already expired. If I recall correctly, the model of the laptop is the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2, running Windows 10. So here is the issue; the laptop has issues turning on. Oddly enough, it is not a very consistent issue. Eventually, the laptop does turn on. The problem is that this sometimes takes hours, other times the laptop appears to be able to boot instantly as it normally would. I have no idea what affects this. When pressing the power button, the keyboard backlight starts flashing. It does this until the laptop completely boots, and as I said, the amount of time this takes varies. I already tried looking for solutions on different forums, but they usually concern the issue where the keyboard backlight flashed and the laptop simply will not boot at all, which is not the case here, as it eventually does but often it takes a while.Other solutions suggested a certain amount of flashes meant a certain issue or failure. Problem here is that the amount of flashes seem to be random, so it is not as if it just keeps looping a certain amount of flashes as it varies. This leaves me puzzled as to what could be the culprit. I am not sure what to do, especially since I have not owned a Windows-based machine in a whi... Read more

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Hello everyone. I've been given a Lenovo Z570 laptop with little background information other than the fact that it refuses to boot. A clean install is not an option at this point due to the personal information on the laptop. When I turn on the laptop, it displays the Lenovo sign, then boots into a screen that says Windows Error Recovery. I've been working through the troubleshooting guide here with little to no luck. Here is what I encountered on each step:

1. Using "Last Known Good Configuration" results in a black screen that does not go away or change.

2. Using "Repair your computer" under Advanced Boot Options leads to a black screen. If I try using a Windows installation disk, the screen hangs on the initial "Setup is starting" screen indefinitely. Using a repair disk gets farther- it lets me choose some settings, but then hangs on a screen that says "Searching for Windows Installations". I'm not sure what a UEFI install is but I assume my hard disk is not UEFI because I did not see any options in the BIOS

Edit: I'm sure that the installation disk is not corrupted: tried running it in another Windows 7 laptop and it loaded without problems.

3. The hard drive is still detected in BIOS set up

4. Trying the System Restore leads to a black screen

5. As mentioned above, the repair disk hangs on "Searching for Windows Installations"

7. Booting into Safe Mode with Networking leads to a black screen

8. Not available,... Read more

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I know there is an option in WinXP to recover lost system files using the WinXP CD and choosing the upgrade option while installing. It has worked for me many a time. Is there a way to do it in a non booting WinXP....Here what I mean is an Xp which has got some files corrupted so badly that it wont boot.

Am just trying a new method for it. Will come up with it later. But for now can you people let me know if already there is a option to do that.

A:Repair install WinXP in a non Booting WinXP.

Did you try Disk Defragmenter?

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My Y50-70 Touch has been sitting in my drawer for over a month now since i only use it for school. I start school tomorrow so i decided to start it up and charge it but it gets stuck on the loading screen with the spinning circle after the lenovo logo pops up. Its been on the booting screen for over 3 hours and wont turn on. Help please!

A:Lenovo Y50-70 Touch stuck on lenovo booting screen

Ive tried resetting the pc, start up repair, system restore and none of them are working. i get errors

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Lately my pc will refuse to boot up. Sometimes the monitor will not light up and when it does , the keyboard and the mouse activity is frozen. I shut down and reboot and then it may not reboot until after three tries in rebooting. The little red light on the pc just keeps on blinking. After a successful reboot , all is ok.
Any ideas on this problem??
 

A:winXP booting

Weak power supply or hard drive. You can download hard drive utility to test drive from hard drive manufacturer.
 

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Gave my old AMD Athlon 1.7 gig computer to a friend, he's had it for a little over a week and already it's not booting up and only coming up with the screen that you can try booting up by going to Safe Mode and the other options.

Even clicking on Safe Mode sends it right back to that screen.

Now, he lives 400 miles away and if there's a simple fix, please let me know if I can explain it to him (he's not computer literate).

Before giving it to him, reformatted the HD, partitioned it and has the data on the secondary partition. Also had him try opening it up and check all cables going to the MB. Have Zone-alarm, AVG, Windows Defender and Spyware Blaster on it and all were updated when I left 6 days ago and it was running fine.

Thanks for any assistance!

A:WinXP not booting up

Sounds like Windows is crashing and automatically rebooting (the default behavior.) In order to diagnose this, we'll need to stop it from restarting.On the black screen that comes up, have your friend choose the "Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure" option:Then, the next time it fails, he'll get the infamous Blue Screen of Death. Have him write down the all the information that the BSOD shows (especially the part that looks like 0x000000(0x000000, 0x000000, 0x000000, 0x000000). This numeric code can tell us a lot about the specific problem that Windows is encountering and we can move forward with that info:

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Here's the thing.

The electricity went off my sister's house causing her computer to shutdown. When she tried to boot it again she got an NTLDR missing error. I fixed that by using the recovery console to copy NTLDR from the WinXP Pro CD and running fixboot. After that, whenever the computer tries to boot from the hard drive it immediately restarts.

Is there anything I can do? I've thought about making a recovery diskette, but I only have access to a couple of Linux only machines and EVERY SINGLE friend of mine that runs Windows doesn't have a diskette drive... Can I make a recovery diskette from the WinXP cd using the recovery console?

Does anyone have any tips or suggestions for me? I'm kinda lost over here since I've barely touched Windows in over a year, and I'd greatly appreciate any input.

Thanks.
 

A:Troubles booting WinXP Pro

Well, I took an old diskette drive I found inside my closet and copied the boot files off a friend's machine to a floppy and then to the C drive using the recovery console. (The boot files being boot.ini, ntldr.com, ntldr.)

Just if someone experiences something similiar.

Thanks, though.
 

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My PC runs under WinXp Pro.

I recently got tired of not beign able to play my good old DOS Games so I tought "Hmm, why couldn't I use that old 1.4 GB Hardrive a drive on which I would install all my old favorites?"

So I installed MS-DOS 6.22 on this second (F:) drive but the problem is... I just can't figure out a way to DUAL BOOT my PC Dos/WinXP Pro.

I have everything installed and working proprely on my F: disk (Ms-Dos) and everything working properly also on my C: drive (WinXP) but the only way I can actually use my MS-DOS HD is by unplugging my C: drive which, as you can figure out, can be REALLY annoying!!

Help Anyone? Thanks a lot!!!
BeN a.k.a. tiger19_666

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For some reason my "press any key to boot from CD" has vanished on startup, and I was wondering how I could boot it so that I could either format or re-install windows? And I'm PRETTY sure my BIOS settings are correct...
 

A:Booting from WinXP CD on startup.

in bios make sure cd rom is first booting device if that dont work it may be bad????
 

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I would like to know if it's possible to make a computer boot on network without a hard-drive connected to the PC.

I have a motherboard that supports network and USB boot.

My plan was to have en Pen-drive in the USB port with a small program, that told the computer that it's "hard-drive" was another's computers shared folder.

All the files should then be on the Virtual hard-drive and it have run WinXP without a hard-drive on the local client.

I know it's possible with Linux, but will WinXP let me use this kind of setup ?

All this I because we got all our servers on another location, and it would be nice, if we didn't have to worry about our customers messed up their system and we have to help the reinstall, because they don't have access to our server room.
Then we just could overwrite the old files in their virtual folder and reset the computer (it's done with a relay-box, that we can control from another computer. It simply a relay that shortcut the two reset pins on the motherboard).

If there is a hardware problem with their computer, we could easy move them to another motherboard, without spending time driving to the server room, just to move some cables.

Hope anyone can help.
Best regards
Brian Sorensen
Denmark, Europe
 

A:Booting winXP over network

It sounds like you want Linux. They have disturbutions of linux that run off the CD, and when you reset, it looses all customisied settings.
 

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX260T running WinXP. We installed a cd-writer shortly after getting it back in '02. Well, when it was turned on Friday morning it fired up with a fairly loud whirring noise coming from near the top of the tower. I try blowing out the two cd drives (ther writer and the standard that came with the machine) with air and restarting the machine. Still whirring. I shut it down, un-plug it, and disconnect the cd-writer and fire it back up. No whirring. I shut everything completely down again and take out the bad drive. I give it another good once over with the can of air and put it back in the machine.

I start it back up and it goes through the Dell loading screen, then asks me if I want to run WinXP or WinXP. It wouldn't matter what one i would try it would then bring me to what mode I wanted to run windows in. Most likely i would have picked "from last setting that worked" or something along those lines. It crashed before the Windows loading screen would pop up. The screen would be a solid black, and the keyboard would be frozen.

When i tried it again in "safe mode" it would stop loading at "windows\system32\drivers\agp440.sys" I googled this and the most common response was to try booting from the windows install disk. from what i can gather it has something to do with my video driver.I tried this and got the same result.

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A:WinXp Crashes while booting

1. Run a harddrive test. Utility can be found here:

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

2. This may result in loss of data., so backup your data before running harddrive test.

3. If harddrive passes test, then Reinstall xp windows from your OS Disk that came with pc.

Oh also the air your blowing in the tower (hopefully not into the componentslike cdroms)

are meant just for dust purposes and the fans. If you want to clean your cdroms, one way is to use rubbing alcohol 90% on a cd or dvd (that has music on it that will autoplay)
and let it play for a min or 2.

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My laptop died and I removed the hard disk; I attached the hdd to another laptop and boot it from the USB; When I select WinXP Pro (it was a dual boot hdd), a blue screen appeared with the following error message;

Blah Blah & Blah
STOP 0x0000007B (0xF7B86528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I found this
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314082

The following is not possible
To resolve this error, use the same hardware for the backup computer:

Replace the problem hardware components in the backup computer with components of the same manufacturer, make, and model as the motherboard in the computer that you are backing up.
If the system disk is a SCSI disk, use the same make and model of SCSI controller in the new computer.
If the system disk is an IDE disk, use the same kind of motherboard in the new computer, a motherboard that has the same kind of IDE chip set and the same PnP-ID as the motherboard in the computer that you are backing up.
Click to expand...

and further down the article

Although Microsoft does not support this method, you can import or merge the required registry entries, and copy the drivers beforehand to support all IDE controllers that are natively supported by Windows XP. Note that although this method might enable the relocated system disk to start successfully, other hardware differences can lead to other problems.Click to expand...

I took a peep at %SystemRoot%\Setupapi.log
but I don't know what to look for.
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A:Solved: Booting another WinXP from USB

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Hey guys! I was recently working on my rig and last night when I closed up the case and booted up, XP stops right after the little 'Windows XP Professional' progress bar screen goes away. Always on my box, after that screen goes away there is a black screen for about 5-8 seconds, but now I can actually hear the hard drive shut down. I even tried booting in safe mode, and right after it loads Mup.sys, the HDD just shuts down. My hard drive activity light stays on, though, as do the rest of the components.

HELP!!!

Also, I have over 1GB of (legal) downloads on this PC (tons of drivers, utilities, etc.) so I would much rather not have to reinstall and dl them again.
 

A:WinXP stops booting

Are you able to boot from the cd/rom? If so boot from the XP CD and do a repair of the OS and see if that brings you back up.
 

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Hello, I had windows XP installed for my main OS. I have 2 HDs on my computer, I use one per OS. I installed Windows 7 on the other HD, now making Windows 7 my default OS to load. I do not have the option to get into XP anymore. I know Windows 7 doesn't use boot.ini anymore, so I was hoping someone could help me out and point me in the right direction.

Thanks,
Rutger

A:Dual booting Win7 & WinXP

Hi Rutger, welcome to sevenforums.

You can use EasyBCD as in this tutorial to add the XP boot entry back.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I recently installed nero 10 and it required restart. when i restarted my comp it fails to boot. It cannot be booted in safe mode and any other too. Pls help.

A:My desktop has winxp and ...booting problem.

Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.

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somehow, i accidently stumbled into a method of dual-booting 2 OpSystems (WinXP/WinME specifically). I have WinXP on one HDD, set as active on the Primary Master ide controller. I also have WinME on another HDD set as active on the Secondary Master ide controller.

i can choose which OS to bootup at whim, simply by going into BIOS\Boot Tab\hit enter on HardDrive and then choose which HDD to boot. Then i exit that tab, exit BIOS "Save\Yes". Either HDD will boot.

its simple, it works well. its differant from the orthodox way of setting up a dual-boot. Booting NTFS WinXP, files on the WinME FAT HDD are read by XP. But not the other way.

the advantage of this method is that while the ability to dual-boot is there, the necessity of merging/combining the 2 systems together in a typical orthodox manner is not needed i.e. the Boot.INIs are not reflective of a dual-boot. Also, there is no need to "undo" the dual-boot if it is no longer required.....as is needed with the orthodox way. This way, just simply physically remove the HDD from the SecondaryMaster. The PrimaryMaster HDD will boot.
just wondering....how common is this method of dual-booting ?

 

A:Dual-booting 2 WinXP/ME HDDs

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hi,
i have winXP SP2.
it been running fine. until recently when i start up the computer. it goes to the logo loading screen. and at the point where it blackout before entering window "welcome" screen.
it just stays there. i had to hard reset and it comes to that screen where you select safe mode etc....

i reset a few times. it randomly, sometime it take 3-4resets to get into windows. sometime just once.
i changed the HDD hoping it was the hdd failed or something. still no good.
change RAM. try different slots. no good either
change VGA card.still no good.
i try sfc it all ok.
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anyone ever had problem like this or similar? have a solution? please advise. thanks.
 

A:winxp sp2 not booting into windows? any suggestion?

Tezuka said:

hi,
i have winXP SP2.
it been running fine. until recently when i start up the computer. it goes to the logo loading screen. and at the point where it blackout before entering window "welcome" screen.
it just stays there. i had to hard reset and it comes to that screen where you select safe mode etc....

i reset a few times. it randomly, sometime it take 3-4resets to get into windows. sometime just once.
i changed the HDD hoping it was the hdd failed or something. still no good.
change RAM. try different slots. no good either
change VGA card.still no good.
i try sfc it all ok.
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anyone ever had problem like this or similar? have a solution? please advise. thanks.Click to expand...

Have you tried a system restore?
 

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Hello all.Hope I am posting in the right spot.My apologies if not.I am looking for some help dual booting win xp and win 7.I was running win 7 ultimate 64 bit but was having some issues with games not having 64 bit support,so wanted to install XP 32 bit with Win 7 on dual boot,I created the partition for XP install,booted from CD install was going fine but on the first restart I got error loading operating system and was pretty much lost from there.I removed my partition and freshly installed Win XP instead of Win 7,now I want to try this again,I would like to install win 7 along with my XP.Any Help would be so greatly appreciated,I thank you in advance.

WinXP SP2 32 Bit.
Asus M2N68-AM Plus Mobo
AMD Phenom X4 2.5 Gig
XFX Radeon HD 5850 BE.
4 Gig Kingston HyperX PC8500
500 Gig Sata Hard Drive

A:[SOLVED] Dual booting WinXP and Win 7

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Windows 7 Forums
Dual Boot Your Pre-Installed Windows 7 Computer with XP - How-To Geek
Dual Boot Windows 7 with XP/Vista in three easy steps - TechSpot

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I know this is old stuff, but I cannot seem to get my Vista's SATA drive to download my WinXP. I have original WinXP w/sp1. Have used NLite and made a CD, have all the drivers I believe for graphic card and IEEE 1394 Bus controller, but I have no floppy drive. I have attempted to use EasyBCD and ISO Buster also.

I have partitioned my harddrive into two NTFS drives and the new "WinXP" does take files.

My HP Pavilion a6528p will go so far and that's it, when I attempt to load my 'special CD".

There must be a way I down get the %(*&%(*& WinXp on my Vista drive. I would even consider buying a commercial program! I have some older peripherals I am trying use. At the moment I still use my old WinXP for talking to my palms and Hp 720's.

Thanks,
John

A:Dual Booting- Vista & WinXP

Check this link out
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_10...64088&start=15

Or for the same drive.

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...step_guide.htm

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My winxp home usually boots fine but at other times it won't get past the splash screen. I don't get any error messages, the status bar on the splash just continues and continues but it won't finish booting. I've tried using the repair cd with the following commands.
* C: CD ..
* C: ATTRIB ?H C:\boot.ini
* C:ATTRIB ?S C:\boot.ini
* C:ATRIB ?R C:\boot.ini
* C: del boot.ini
* C: BOOTCFG /Rebuild
* C: CHKDSK /R /F
* C: FIXBOOT
It worked for days after that without any problems and I thought it was fixed but the same thing is starting to occur again. If anyone knows of a possible solution, I'd appreciate your help.

A:winxp home booting troubles

Hi jagzee...does Safe Mode load ok?

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I've got 2 different HD's (one with Win7 and the other WinXP) for the same computer. Cloned the WinXP, then installed Win7 over it.

Is there a possibility of dual-booting these HD's so I can use programs that will only work with WinXP? Both are working by changing up the sata cables from one to the other and back again? This is getting old though.

If I'm not clear, please let me know.

A:Dual Booting with Win7 and WinXP

How to Do a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Hello,

I have a windows XP pro, sp3, all updates, latest drivers, no hard ware has been changed out or moved or anything stayed the same for the past year, here is the specs below including model numbers etc. what happens is, i will be on playing a game like solitaire, myspace, windows media player, anything, my computer will suddnly reboot on its own and do re restart and come up back to windows normally, sometimes it will go to a blue screen which says:

blue screen error caused by a device or driver
driver fault
this report includes outpost firewall logs + memory dump necessary to investigate the problem.
the following file is included in this error report:
c:/documents and settings/allusers/application data/ agntum outpost firewall free

the other thing is i made sure and went to each manufacture website and got the latest drivers but still this happens. I made sure i got the latest windows, but still either reboots or blue screen. What could it be, memory problem? video card? mother board? I remember i did install the outpost firewall but this has been happening even before i installed the firewall application, WHAT CAN IT BE??!! is there a software that i can test my memory, motherboard, cpu, video card?!!? any help would be great thanks, again here is the specs below:

XFX PVT84JUSD4 GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail ---- VIDEO CARD:

MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail --- Mo... Read more

A:WinXP keeps booting and/or blue screen

You could try uninstalling your firewall completely with the free Revo Uninstaller and reinstalling it.
 

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Hello all.
This is my problem. I have a Lacie Mobile Hard drive (40GB) and i want to install windows XP onto so that i can use my own programs @ mates places and things.
I can install Suse Linux 9.2 and get it 2 boot into Suse and KDE and all that. So there isnt any problems with booting from the drive using Grub or any bios setting problems. But when i try to install Windows XP from the CD its gets to the part where it needs to boot from the drive to enter into the GUI install part (after the blue screen part that selects the hard drive and formats and copys the files) it cant. I just wont boot into it.
Has anyone got any ideas on what i can do?

Computer Specs.
P4 3.0ghz on a Gigabyte GA-8I875 mobo using USB 2.0 ports.

Thanks
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Andrew Bob
 

A:Installing winXP and Booting from a USB Harddrive

yes you need to create a seperate boot loader to load the usb drivers first then OS
xp pre boot execution
look at grub loader it shows the USB drivers being loaded???
 

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Hi, I have this weird problem on my sister's laptop. Upon booting up, the 'invisible typist' will keep typing 'eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee' non-stop. The e's will appear everywhere and everytime. She sent me her laptop, I've done virus scanning and cleansing using AVG anti-virus and Ad-Adware. Also updated windows, cleared all temp files for her. Upon doing that, the typing speed slowed down for a while but will increase eventually. I've seen one of the forums having a similar error and followed their guide to disable the speech function in MS Office. It doesn't work for me. Can anyone help?
 

A:Ghost Typing Upon Booting Up WinXP

It could also be a stuck key on the keyboard.... I had a similar problem on mine with the spacebar getting stuck....
 

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Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

A:Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive.  If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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Hi guys, I wonder if anybody has encountered this problem.

When I boot/reboot my system, the windows logo and the bar below it shows...after that it shows a blue page with a Windows XP logo on the top right and a text below it saying "Please wait............."

And it takes a very long time before it brings you to the Login page. It usually takes 20 to 30 minutes before the login page shows up.

Does someone know what this issue is? Please help. Thanks in advance!

- bigmakoy
 

A:Problem with Booting my WinXP Home Notebook

That was what I had in mind. I thought it was doing a chkdsk but it doesnt show anything after the "Please Wait......" line.

It automatically brings you to the login page after a long time.

Thanks for the quick reply Rick.
 

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I've re-installed Windows using an OEM boot CD, and now I cannot get it to boot from the HDD. I have set the prioroty in the BIOS to HDD/CD/Floppy and Windows just gets stuck in a loop when trying to start ("loading personal settings" > "logging off" > "loading personal settings" etc.). It boots fine from the CD if I change the BIOS priority to CD/HDD/Floppy.

I cannot run the recovery program from the CD as it goes straight into the WinXP installation (I'd imagine due to being an OEM CD).

I had to re-install windows due to a virus attack, which I believe must have changed something in the boot registry. Any ideas please?
 

A:Solved: WinXP not booting, no recovery option on CD

Just for further info, I have tried running recovery console from another WinXP CD and running fixboot and fixmbr but no joy
 

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"but you only listed 2 OS" you say. I know

I know this can be done as i've ran it for years. In the past 3 years i've had to format 2-3 times & each time i've had problems doing this, but managed to stumble through. I can't seem to do it any more.

Basically, i want 1x WinXP installed & 2x Win7 installed (please let's not get into why 2 lots of Win7 as it's not important).

I installed WinXP first, then Win7, then Win7 again.
Ran EasyBCD on the final Win7 install, arranged the boot order - didn't work. Wrote to MBR - didn't work.

Both Win 7 partitions boot but not WinXP.
When I select to boot to WinXP it tells me:
Windows failed to start.
File: \NST\ntldr
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

I don't know how key this is but this morning i noticed a difference:
last time, WinXP & one Win7 install were on the same physical HDD - just split into 2 partitions. The other Win7 install was on a separate physical SSD.
This time however, each install is on it's own separate physical disk - both Win7s on their own SSD & WinXP on it's own HDD.

So this morning i re-install WinXP. This means i can only boot to WinXP - the bootmenu is not "seeing" either Win7 install. However when i try to start up EasyBCD in WinXP - it's a no go. Nothing "lights up".

I also wondered this morning what order in BIOS the physical drives should be in. Right now in order it's... Read more

A:Having trouble triple booting WinXP & Win7. Please help.

Can you boot to each OS HD drive from the BIOS boot menu?

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I dunno if that title was explanatory enough so I'll explain it easier.

I've got my new computer all up and running, Windows XP is loaded and everything seems to be working fine. Now I want to take my old 30gb and 40gb hardrives out of my old computer and hook them up to my new one so I can transfer my data over to my two new 320gb SATA hardrives on my new computer.

Seems simple enough just plug in my secondardy IDE and hook the old drives up Secondary Master/Slave and I'm good to go. The only problem is I just tried it and no matter what I do I can't seem to get my new computer to boot up Windows XP from the SATA. It just keeps booting from my old 30gb Windows 98 hardrive. I've gone into BIOS and changed the hard drive boot priority order to make sure my SATA's are going first but it still goes straight to Windows 98. I even went as far as to unplug the 30gig with Win98 on it and just try to boot up with my 40gig that I was using for data storage and I guess at one point or another I had win98 on my 40gig too because it tries to boot from that and get's some sort of error. When I unplug both drives WinXp boots up again just fine. And I can't just transfer my data using Win98 as my OS because SATA drives are only recognized by 2000 and XP.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

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I believe my friend got a boot sector virus on his computer. Windows XP Professional will not load up. We tried putting in the Dell OS CD and when we went to Recovery it said no hard drive was found. I tried making a startup disk and when we ran that, it said Windows Root\System 32\hal.dll was missing or corrupted.

I downloaded Caldera DOS and was able to view the hard drive (c:\) through it, but I had no way of accessing my floppy drive from Caldera DOS to copy a version of hal.dll over...

I am able to run fdisk on Caldera DOS, but wouldn't that write the Windows XP master boot records with Caldera DOS boot records?

Other then that, I cannot get into C:\ prompt at all, I have tried basically everything. Any ideas besides formating?
 

A:Boot sector virus, Winxp not booting

Mercnet, Hi, This sounds almost exactly like the problem I posted earlier today. (Its just a few below you.) Anyway if you find any information would you please send it to me as well. Mine won't load windows at all. And I cant even get into dos. How did you do it? I don't want to reformat, but I will if I have to, however I don't even know how I can do that because I can't get into ANYTHING. Keep me informed and I'll do the same for you if I hear anything.
 

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I have WinXP with service Pack 2 installed on two separate drives in the same PC. one is the C: drive the other is the F: drive (D: and E: are CDRom and DVD Rom)

I want to use one for the kids, for games etc and the other exclusively for work and professional.

At the moment the PC Boots to C: and I can see and navigate F: with explorer.

My drives are set up as Cable select (CS).

How do I set the PC up so that it offers a choice of booting from either C: or F: (The only solution I found so far is to power down the pc and physically change the drive connections.

But surely there is a way of setting up the PC as a Dual Boot pc?

Hear is my current BOOT.INI file. What do I change?

[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
 

A:Dual Booting two WinXP Hard Drives. How do I do it?

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Hi,

When I boot up my PC, it gives me a choice between Windows XP and Windows XP installation.

My XP works just fine, so I don't need that installation bit. Can anyone suggest how to remove it so it doesn't show it at the start?

Thank you!

A:[SOLVED] Booting up WinXP shows two OS to pick

Hi,

May be you can try editing BOOT.INI file. Steps here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

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Here's my situation I recently bought Windows 7 Pro and a new Sata Hard Drive. My intent was to add Windows 7 to the new hard drive and leave my XP installation alone on the other Sata hard drive plus I have another Sata hard drive I use for Storage. At first I tried installing it with the 3 hard drives plugged in but after win 7 copied its files over and restarted I got the "Insert System Disk and Press Enter". So I tried installing it again but it ended up the same way, so I unplugged the other hard drives and installed windows 7 Pro on the new hard drive. So now it loads win 7 on power up and the only way for me to access XP is to change the boot order in bios or pressing F12. I tried installing win 7 again with all 3 sata hard drives plugged in but it still won't give me the dual boot menu. I tried using bcdedit to add XP to Windows 7 boot manager and that did add Windows XP to he boot menu but when I choose XP all it does is restart. So my question is, is there another way to manually add XP to the windows 7 boot manager?

In case this makes a difference:
In XP, it says XP is Drive C and Win7 is Drive D
In Win7 it says Win7 is Drive C and XP is Drive D

A:Dual booting Win7 Pro & WinXP Pro with 2 Hard Drives

I just found out that when I choose XP from the Windows 7 boot menu I get this error:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root> \system32\ntoskrnl.exe

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We are in the process of moving an industrial application from WinXP to WinXP embedded. In the meantime we're about to try running everything from Compact Flash and removing the hard drive. Has anyone out there tried this? Thanks.

A:Booting and running WinXP from a Compact Flash Card

Sadly WinXP will re-initialize the USB ports while booting. Thus taking your boot drive offline.
The only way I know of is using BartPE.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/09/...ket/index.html

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I recently bought a new laptop which I intended to use as a desktop replacement, so I could devote my other box to being a media center pc. I had a drive set up to dual boot XPSP2/Win Server 2k3 which has always worked fine on that box, and because I've had that drive for a while and have everything set up the way I like it to work from that drive, I decide to buy an enclosure for it so I can just hook it up to the laptop and boot from that drive when I need to.

I hooked it up, set my BIOS to boot from an external USB drive first, and everything appeared to be going fine. It started to boot from that drive- getting past the boot loader screen (i'm not sure if that's what it's called- the screen that lets me select which of my OSs I want to boot from), I selected XP, and the xp loading screen was displayed. After a few seconds though, I got that generic "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" message...no other useful error info was provided...

If it got that far, I'm assuming it's not a problem with my laptop or enclosure not being able to boot an OS through USB, and that drive has never given me any problems, so I'm not really sure where to start... Here are the specifics-

HD I'm trying to boot from:
Western Digital WD3000

Enclosure:
Macally PHR 100abc (firewire 800/usb2.0 external enclosure)

Laptop:
HP Pavillion dv9000

System Info:
OS
-----------
Windows XP SP2

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A:Solved: Error Booting WinXP from External USB Enclosure

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Hello, again, i'm a technician at an electronic repair shop. A customer wanted to have Windows 7 and Windows XP dual booting on their Acer Aspire 5253 laptop. Win7 was pre-installed on the device, and a co-worker managed to add WinXP alongside it before i was told about the project.
Problem is, there's no longer any boot options, aside from what's normally in the BIOS settings. There's no screen to select whether to boot Win7 or WinXP, and it just automatically boots in XP.
Things i've tried to fix that:
- Burned the program PLoP boot manager to a disc, and attempted installing it on the hard drive
- The program runs, but only from the disc, as there is no option to install it. Official website says it should install itself automatically, but it seems to not be doing that. It also doesn't allow me to save changes to settings in the program, though this may be due to it not being installed on the computer.
- Furthermore, the program doesn't see Win7 among the installed OS, only WinXP. I had thought this was maybe because my co-worker had accidentally installed XP over Win7.
- Next i burned the program EasyBCD 2.3 onto a disc, to try installing that on the hard drive
- This one would run in XP, but not during booting (like PLoP does). Didn't concern me, because it had more options that seemed useful
- Found i was wrong before when i thought XP had been installed over Win7, because this program sees Win7 among the installed OS.
- However, it shows them both n... Read more

A:Dual-booting Win7/WinXP, boot options not showing

Boot a Windows 7 install disk. When you get to the screen with the Repair Computer link in the lower left click it and select Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts before Windows 7 completes the repair.
 
Edit: If three attempts do not fix the problem use this tool. Select Automatic Repair. Permission is required when using in a commercial environment.
 
https://www.boyans.net/dual-boot-repair-windows-10.html

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Stable Win XP system now fails to get past initial Windows screen when booting, If you press PF5 when booting can go to safe mode with or without networking but can't access printer from this mode.
If you do go to safe mode and run the SP2 update file (which is already applied to the system) the system will install it and reboot for ONE TIME successfully. All functions seem normal, Upon shutdown and reboot the system starts OK but hangs at the point where there is a Windows screen and a sliding horizontal bar at the bottom but it never turns on the audio or goes any further than this screen, This system has run without problems for years,
BIGHANK

 

A:WinXP fails to get past initial Windows screen when booting

When Windows will only run in Safe Mode it's almost always because you've recently installed a driver (or installed some software that installs a driver, like CD-burning sofftware, third-party firewall or AV) which Windows does not like for whatever reason. The logic of this thinking is that Windows does not load any third-party drivers (except network driver when required) in Safe Mode, which is why a driver problem is the most likely cause.

Think hard about what you've installed recently and remove it.
 

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Hello, again, i'm a technician at an electronic repair shop. A customer wanted to have Windows 7 and Windows XP dual booting on their Acer Aspire 5253 laptop. Win7 was pre-installed on the device, and a co-worker managed to add WinXP alongside it before i was told about the project.
Problem is, there's no longer any boot options, aside from what's normally in the BIOS settings. There's no screen to select whether to boot Win7 or WinXP, and it just automatically boots in XP.
Things i've tried to fix that:
- Burned the program PLoP boot manager to a disc, and attempted installing it on the hard drive
- The program runs, but only from the disc, as there is no option to install it. Official website says it should install itself automatically, but it seems to not be doing that. It also doesn't allow me to save changes to settings in the program, though this may be due to it not being installed on the computer.
- Furthermore, the program doesn't see Win7 among the installed OS, only WinXP. I had thought this was maybe because my co-worker had accidentally installed XP over Win7.
- Next i burned the program EasyBCD 2.3 onto a disc, to try installing that on the hard drive
- This one would run in XP, but not during booting (like PLoP does). Didn't concern me, because it had more options that seemed useful
- Found i was wrong before when i thought XP had been installed over Win7, because this program sees Win7 among the installed OS.
- However, it shows them both n... Read more

A:Dual-booting Win7/WinXP, boot options not showing

Boot a Windows 7 install disk. When you get to the screen with the Repair Computer link in the lower left click it and select Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts before Windows 7 completes the repair.
 
Edit: If three attempts do not fix the problem use this tool. Select Automatic Repair. Permission is required when using in a commercial environment.
 
https://www.boyans.net/dual-boot-repair-windows-10.html

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Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005
 

A:Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?
 

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