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Q: Wont Boot, need disc/iso to make disc.

Hi, a buddy of mine's POS laptop isn't booting since he lent it to his friend. (Great friend huh?)

It's got Vista home premium, I've had a play with it and it wont boot in safe mode, the recovery tool fails, he has no restore points, and it's basically bricked. (BIOS sees the hard drive, the memory test tool doesn't report any problems, so HD is fine as far as I can tell)

He's happy to lose his C: drive, and I'm not willing to spend any effort on it. However, he's not happy to spend any cash on it, which is a problem because he doesn't have a windows disk.

The hard drive also doesn't have a recovery sector.

Is there a way to legally download Windows Vista? If I'm going to go through the effort of pirating a copy of Windows Vista, to then use a legal key he has stuck to bottom of it, then I might as well just download a OS that isn't terrible tbh.

So yeah
TLDR:
Vista Broke. Need disc, is there a way to download a .ISO for Windows Vista without infringing copyright laws? Or is it a case of "Put hand in pocket."

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Preferred Solution: Wont Boot, need disc/iso to make disc.

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

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

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

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hi, my friend gave me his old VAIO, cause my computer was shot.
It has a pentium 2 in it and 233MHz(66x3.5),sometimews it says(266mhz(66x4.0)) with 512mb Ram. It origionally had a 2gig hard drive with windows xp prof. on it. the hd kept on filling up almost immediatly so I put my 80gig(westernDigital Caviar-100mbps-7200rpm)hard drive in it as the slave to beef it up.
What i origionally wanted to do was leave the 2gig in with only the operating system in it and use my 80gig for everything else,(completely bypass the 2gig.) But could not figure that out. If that is even possible I would still like to do that.
Now I have formatted my 80 gig hd, and the comp no longer has the 2gig drive in it. I have the jumper set to master(80GIG), with the master ide line in it. I have a win xp home disk, and I want to install it to the 80gig drive. my cd rom is working as well as the hard drive. (as seen in windows with the 2gig drive). I changed the First boot device to the cd-rom in the advanced BIOS features.
(second boot device:HDD-0
Third boot device:LS/ZIP
Boot other device Enabled, Everything But first boot is default.)
When comp starts up it goes to the memory test screen and reads my 80gig hd fine, then: PRIMARY HARD DISC FAIL. Or sometimes: Cpuis inworkable or has been changed, check cpusoft menu.
I press F1 to continue: blah blah verifying Dmi pool data....
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A:disc boot failure, disc is in, still wont work. need help.

Welcome to TSF

Doesn't seem to be booting to the cd rom, try tapping the F12 key to boot from the optical drive in order to install windows.

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How do I make a Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disk using my Windows x64 Pro Disk? I read somewhere that the four versions of Windows 7 x64 (Starter, Home, Pro and Ultimate) are all on the Setup DVD you buy, the difference is only in the Setup.ins and boot pictures?

I want to make a Slip-streamed Setup DVD for Ultimate. How? Thanks, Donald

A:Make Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disc using Windows x64 Pro Disc

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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I think I may have found an answer to my boot problem. After reading the tutorial on system image restore I saw this statement.

"You can fool it into thinking that simply by marking the 7 partition as active.

May be as well to make it a "secondary" system partition , by copying across the relevant files - in case you forget to hand the active flag back"

How would I be able to make my "C" WIN7 drive my system drive instead of my "D" Vista drive. Right now my "D" Vista is my system drive.
Or, can I have two system drives at the same time? Remember these are on TWO SEPERATE hard drives.

A:How to make a hard disc a system disc

First make sure you are set to see hidden and protected files in Windows Explorer.

Copy bootmgr file from D: to C:
Copy boot folder from D: to C: and tell it to skip over copying bcd and bcd.log when it prompts.

Run this command from an elevated command prompt. You may copy and paste into it. Hit enter.

bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd

Reboot into bios and change the primary boot device to be your C: drive.

Boot to Windows and make sure C: is now the system drive. If so, you may delete the boot folder and bootmgr file on D:

If you want two "system drives" so in case one fails you'll be able to boot from the other, don't delete anything and use bios to change drives in this instance.

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Ok.. Well, I bought Final Fantasy IX (11) for my PC. The game disc reads only on PC-DVD-ROM Software. I don't know if I have the right kind, this is what disc drive I have

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B

Is that the correct one?
 

A:Disc drive wont read my game disc.

Looks like the right kind... It might be worn out
 

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I have a Macbook Pro (OS X Yosemite). Using this computer, I would like to download files from an antivirus website and burn a bootable disc to boot a Windows 7 (64-bit PRO with Service Pack 1) computer.
 
When I try to do this, the disc I burn ends up in "Mac OS Extended Format," and the Windows 7 computer will not boot from it.
 
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I have a Macbook Pro (OS X Yosemite). Using this computer, I would like to download files from an antivirus website and burn a bootable disc to boot a Windows 7 (64-bit PRO with Service Pack 1) computer.

A:On Mac Pro, can I make a disc to BOOT a Win 7 PC?

I'm guessing that either you can't get online to download a antivirus, or you don't have a antivirus installed on this computer and do not wish to chance going online without one?

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I right clicked on my A: drive and made a boot disc that way, but when the pc boots from it I can't figure out how to access my cd drive. I want to wipe my drive clean and re-install XP by running the setup program from the dos prompt but can't figure out how to access the cd rom. What do I need to do?
 

A:How do I make an XP boot disc w/cd rom support?

You donít need to create boot floppies, just boot from the CD and youíll be able to do it all from there.

Lance.
 

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Hi all,

Simple request. does anyone know how to make a boot disc on a cd for windows XP...seems a tower I have has it's OS corrupted so I need to boot it up with the cd...which I can't seem to find right now ...Doh!
 

A:Solved: How do I make a boot disc on CD for windows XP

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Yes, you heard me, is it possible to make a Windows 7 boot disc from scratch? By scratch I mean, I want all the programs I currently have installed on my PC and some items in my secondary drives to be there too, in other words, can I take my current Windows AND the programs/items I have on my drives, and put them together as one installation, so that when I format my computer and reinstall Windows, my basic programs, like Photoshop, After Effects, etc, are still there, so there is no worry about downloading it? That's my main point, I have to install Windows 7 and the programs I have in like 30 computers, it would take forever if I ALSO have to download programs like Photoshop, I don't have the best internet in town anyways.

Hope you can help me out, thanks!

A:Make Windows 7 boot disc from scratch?

Sounds like a better solution is to use a disk imaging app...

I use aCRONIS tRUE iMAGE....NOT fREE

And i recommend Macrium Reflect for a Free solution.

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Hi Everybody. I am having a nightmare trying to install a Windows 7 image to my wifes computer, here's the deal & problem(s)? I am trying to install Windows 7 from an ISO file. For information, my USB drive is 8gb in size, and the new drive is an SSD Drive, although I do not think that comes into play. I have used the BIOS to set the boot orders (USB, CD, Floppy, etc..so that's not an issue. The same problems occur if I burn DVD's, I've tried both, USB and DVD's. I have followed and tried multiple instructions from forums, google, etc.. to no avail. I found a program called Rufus, and tried to make a boot disc with that. It requires an ISO file of a DD (whatever that is?) file to work. It formats the USB fine, however when I go to copy and/or burn the ISO file, it will not allow it, stating the Windows File (install.wim?) is larger than 2gb in size and cannot be copied due to a windows issue or limitation. And, of course, if I burn it as a data file, I do not get the boot files necessary. And, to put the boot files to the drive from Rufus, it makes you format it first, so I can't burn the Windows files, then make a boot disc. I have also tried the Windows utility (Windows 7 USB DVD Download tool, and that seems to execute just fine, but the drive will not boot up when I utilize their tool. I lost my Windows 7 disc, so I can't use that, but I have Windows VISTA home premium but that will not boot as well? (I am suspect this might be an upgrade version, but I thou... Read more

A:Windows 7 - Can't make ISO File or Boot Disc to INSTALL it, HELP?!

Hi and welcome.

You should not need to copy anything to the USB drive once Rufus has run. Select the button circled in red in the image below and point to the ISO file of Windows 7. Then select start to make the bootable USB.

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Hello

When i boot my computer it comes to a black screen and says windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this to fix the problem insert windows installation disc ... Then tells me how to repair this problem. I have found my disc to fix this but when i put it in my computers disc drive doesnt recognize there is a disc in there and doesnt spin! Ive looked everywhere online and the only fix to the disc drive problem is to boot windows and fix it from there (unless i buy a new one and i have no idea how to put a new one in in the first place) and the only way i have found to fix windows is with the disc! Please help me

Edit: i know this is only partially a windows 10 issue but i didnt know where to post it
 

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 Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA(C) is now the boot disc. I do not have a windows recovery or boot disc. ... Read more

A:Disc parition issue, want System and Boot to be same disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Garrett7


Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my main PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA... Read more

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So I have an bit of an odd and I think unique problem (as many searches came up with no solutions). Simply put, my boot manager is missing, but only when my windows install disc is not in the disc drive. It started several months ago and I just left it be, let the disc it int he disc drive and it was not that big of a deal. But just did a clean install couple days ago I re-installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on my computer (using an upgrade disc if that makes a difference). I formatted the drive with what I guess is a quick format (the option the install disc gives you). I have tried doing a repair with the install disc but no problems are found every time I try.

Anyone got any ideas how to fix this problem? Or I guess another way to ask, how do I get the computer to look for the boot manager on the hard drive and not in the disc drive?

EDIT: Also sorry if this is in the wrong section, I didn't really see a section that fit this problem, but if there is a better section for it, could a moderator please move it.

A:Boot Manager missing when no disc in disc drive

Hello Thamorian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a startup repair may be able to help.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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Hello.I have been trying come up with a solution for this issue for awhile and am at my wits end.After upgrading my PC:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03685096...to Windows 10 a few months ago, my PC will randomly not boot (more often than not) and I will receive the following error message upon booting:Error: No boot disc has been detected or the disc has failed.I then have to manually shut down the PC.When I select F10 upon booting and enter through the bios and simply select "ignore changes and exit" the PC will then load normally.It happens seemingly at random. Sometimes I can restart the PC a couple times in a row without issues. Typically I have to go through the bios though and I avoid powering down the PC at all if I can.I have done numerous tests on the hard disks and they have all passed. I have checked the connections from the HD to the motherboard and there are no issues there. I flashed the bios to the newest version as well. I tried downgrading as well as refreshing Windows to no avail.Help?Thank you in advance.

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After MUCH searching, I've yet to find info on this issue. Many similar, but nothing specific. Please bare with me if this is a known/solved issue.

Okay, old C drive was failing, so I decided on a new OS copy and new HDD. Bought an OEM Win 7 Home Premium 64, and installed.

Little did I know, but I should have had only one HDD hooked up!!! When I installed Win 7, I had 2 HDD's installed, and as a result, Windows installed the main files on my C drive as desired, but put the boot (MBR?) on my other HDD, F drive. Now I have 2 physical HDD's that are listed as Windows drives. So when I went to do a system image backup, all that came up was my DVD burner as a save location. My secondary HDD (F drive) was not shown. Now I know why!

Currently...

Disc 0 - (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary)
Disc 1 - (System, Active, Primary) Also shows this as having unallocated space of 9MB.

I want ALL of Windows on my main C drive.

How can I fix this without having to re-install all programs etc on my C drive?

Can I do a repair of some type?

Could I install a 3rd internal/external HDD and use that to do a system image backup, then shut down, disconnect F drive, then do a system restore/repair using the OEM installation disc?

Any ideas/fixes?

A:Win 7 installed boot on Disc 1 and system on Disc 0 separate HDD's

Yeah, by having that other drive connected, you now have your boot files on the old drive and the rest of Windows on the new drive.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Normally, you'd want C to be disc 0, but that isn't critical.

You can fix this by using EasyBCD to copy your boot files from the old drive to the new. I think there is a tutorial on this site on how to do that.

Edit: here's the tutorial;

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Probably can also fix it by disconnecting the old drive and then running startup repair multiple times, using your Windows installation disc.

Post the screen shot to confirm what's going on.

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I have an Advent 7000 Which I recently bought off ebay which came with a Pirate Copy Of XP I wiped the hard drive with Dban then tried to install Genuine XP But I Can't get it to boot, I can re-install the pirate copy no prob but need to find a way of putting genuine Windows.... Plz can someone Help me
 

A:Windows XP Disc Wont Boot

There was no need to use a third-party utility to wipe the hard drive.

If the optical drive is set first in the boot order and if you have an actual genuine XP CD, you boot from the XP CD, then press any key when the Press any key to boot from CD command appears, then delete all current partitions, then create a new partition, then format that new partition in the NTFS file system, then install XP.

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Hey guys, i just built my computer and all works PERFECT.. except 1 thing. If i leave a disc like for example i left far cry 2 in the tray, then it wont boot the os, it gets past the windows loading screen but fails to boot the logon screen and will just hang there until the disc is taken out.
Im running windows vista 64bit with 12gb RAM, a core i7 extreme, asus p6t deluxe mobo and all bios settings are set to boot from HDD. Any help would be ace thank you.
 

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I have an Acer 5100, It wont boot windows and on attempting to hit ALT F10 it just beeps. SO i got a WIndows XP SP2 disc i inserted it into my computer. It gave me an error saying to insert the automated system recovery disc. I dont have this...am i doing something wrong? The computer wont even load windows. Do I have to try something else to get windows to load? Im not familiar with using Windows Cd's so any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Wont Boot have disc

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Hey guys. Used this site before to help with issues before...but I have really done something this time :(

Before I tell you the problem il give you the spec, had a read at the rules before posting sticky...

XP - latest version I presume as it hasn't updated in the last week or two
Desktop - Custom build that has worked no problem at all since I got it up and running

The problem...
This first started when I had a problem with malware (i think) so I came on here and read about a program called 'malware bytes' this worked a treat and have not had a problem since. Although before I came onto this site I tried the usual safe mode, system restore...so on, then I went for the Windows SP3 disc which I used to build my pc with. Upon inserting the disc I tried a variety of things including trying to repair and REINSTALL. Now realising I didn't want to lose everything I canceled it (turn off the system), and then done the whole 'malware bytes' program.
So that ended there it was fixed as far as I was concerned...here's the bit that led to the problem, anytime I booted up the machine it gave me the choice to go into normal Windows and access all my files as per usual or finish completing the installation from the Windows disc...with a countdown of 5 seconds or it automatically went into installation!

So after a few months of putting up with this I decided to do something about it as it is was getting increasingly annoying.
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A:XP Wont boot or repair with xp disc

Hello, Kris8.

A few things first off:

1. You're not giving enough system info in order for people here to assist you. Can you please state: a. The cpu's make 'n model/Ghz; b. your motherboard make and model; c. The amount of ram; d. Your Graphics card's make and model; e. your monitor's make/mode......etc. f. make, model and capacity of your primary drive (C Drive); g. Any back-up drives, make/model, etc.

2. Do you have an AMD cpu and/or motherboard? If so, then DO. NOT. INSTALL. SERVICE PACK 3. EVER, ON AN AMD MOTHERBOARD AND/OR CPU. THE BUG FIXES DO NOT WORK! I know I'll probably get a different opinion from other people here about the sp3 thing, but I've done a bit of referencing and cross-referencing, and this is what I've found out (I'll give you the links for what I've found below):

Custom-Built AMD Athlon system. XP setup "Stop" error. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums

http://support.microsoft
.com/support/kb/articles/q165/8/63.asp

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-0a01ef95fc63/

=Based on a bit of research, most of the errors you're encountering are with SERVICE PACK 3 and, if you have one, an AMD CPU AND/OR MOTHERBOARD. Also I ran across another article or post, where someone else had a custom-build Via Systems motherboard, I hope I read that right. Sorry but i didn't get the link for that one. I do, however, have this informative and helpful link, should this apply to you:

http... Read more

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I've recently received a copy of a high resolution music Bluray of the XTC album Oranges & Lemons but the Toshiba Blu Ray Disc player will not play this particular disc. Other XTC discs I have from this series play OK on the player running in Windows 10.

I've been in contact with the company that produced the disc and they have told me to raise this as a technical issue with Toshiba as there are commonly issues with disc compatibility with software versions of blu ray players housed in computers as opposed to hardware players.

It's known that this particular disc is causing issues with some other software players such as the PS3 which may require a Sony firmware upgrade for this device. I've been advised that the issue may result from it being a BD-J disc and the AACS MKB keys being in need of an update by Toshiba.

I also have VLC installed but this cannot currently play the disc due to an AACS library not being available on my computer. I know that VLC are working with the manufacturer to resolve the compatibility issues and hoped that Toshiba may do this for their software as well. All my XTC discs play without issues on a Panasonic Bluray player.

Is this the right place to request Toshiba look into this issue or is there an e-mail address I can raise the issue directly?

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HELLO FRIENDS , i am facing issue regarding not able to boot from recovery disc provided HP dealer while purchasing .Since i had formated my PC  now i am trying to recover it through disc but actually disc no 5 is coming out of drive .Even i had made new Copy of that disc from nero software .Please help me to recover my licence OS and from where i will get my Original OS back now since i do not have Original cd provided by dealer but it was genuine before formating .Also provide me th ebest possible solutions if it was not dobne from since i m new in this .

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hey guys,
I installed windows 7 ultimate x64 on my western digital caviar black 750gb, but it won't boot without the installation disc in my cd-rom drive. I have to keep the my cd-rom drive as the 1st boot and my hdd my second, and if i switch it around, it asks me for the boot disc. I tried to repair it, but when it asks me to select an os, it says that the disc is incompatible with the operating system.

A:windows 7 ultimate wont boot without disc

Did you perform a "clean" install or an upgrade?

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I have a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 that refuses to Boot from Disc. Trying to run Memtest (before it was Windows 7 disc, had to install OS from inside OS) and the darn thing wont boot up the disc or give me the option to press any key to boot from disc. Even hit F12 in order to select boot and it goes straight to loading OS even if I select from Disc. I can pop any disc into the DVD drive, no issue. I have the BIOS set to boot from disc first, SSD second. Kind of at a loss, trying to solve some other computer issues, but am blocked by this.

A:GIGABYTE 970A-UD3 wont boot from disc

I see Tom couldn't help. Have you tried the disc on another computer?

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Hey Guys, I'm trying to install windows XP on my new hard drive but not with the original setup disc. I have a copied one because the original was scratched and sometimes would not be able to be read. So I copied the contents of the disk onto a different disk and what do you know? The original disk fails to read immediatley afterwards. Anyway, the copied disk is of course unbootable. I set it to number 1 in the boot sequence and everything. The problem is is that it is copied. Now this is the part I need help with. I went some poking around and found a thread where a guy was having this same problem. Someone posted a reply and said this:

You can make a boot CD with himem.sys and smartdrive and boot with that, then put in your XP disk and go to the i386 folder and run Winnt.exe,or, you can make a bootable floppy that has CD ROM support, himem.sys and smartdrive on it and go to the i386 folder of the CD and run Winnt.exe.

What does this mean? What is smartdrive? Does this even work? Where would I get himem.sys?

A:Copied Windows XP disc wont boot.

Anyone?

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So i installed vista (and it was very slow because of AHCI mode or whatever) and at the last step it was going very slow and lagging
We restarted the computer and now i get the message
"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "Ok" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."
I built my own comp and pretty sure all the parts are compatible and compat with vista and windows 7
So ive tried various vista recoveries and programs to wipe my hard drive but none of them actually ever boot
When im stuck at the screen with the error message i can open the cmd box

A:Vista wont load or boot disc

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Originally Posted by kspaa


So ive tried various vista recoveries and programs to wipe my hard drive but none of them actually ever boot
When im stuck at the screen with the error message i can open the cmd box




When you say that they wont boot. Are you referring to the HDD tools or the
Windows disk.

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cant get computer to boot from recovery disc says no bootable disc in ATAPI cd rom no idea what to do really desperate

A:computer wont boot with recovery disc

Where did the recovery discs come from . . did they come with the PC or did you create them?

What Brand and Model is this pc?

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Hello, so im not sure if this is the right place to find help but i read a couple threads and you all seem to know a lot more then me so i have come looking for a saviour.

Every time i try to boot is comes up with this:
"windows failed to start.a recent hardware or software change might be the cause to fix the problem:
1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.choose your language settings and then click next
3.click repair your computer

if you dont have the disc contact your system administrator

file: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: an error occurred while trying to read the boot configuration data."

i have the application and driver recovery disc and i have restarted with it in and it still comes up with that message.
So I went in to BIOS settings then system configuration then boot options and put "usb cd-rom" at the top of the list of boot order and then when i restart the laptop is comes up with this message "Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready" then its a dead end from there, here are my boot option settings:
custom logo- disabled
display diagnostic url - enabled
cd-rom boot - enabled
sd card boot - enabled
floppy boot - enabled
pxe internal nic boot - enable
(i've tried disabling all but the cd rom boot and still doesnt work)
here is my boot order:
use cd rom
notebook upgrade bay
notebook hard drive
usb floppy
usb hard drive
notebook ethern... Read more

A:HP Compaq 6735s wont boot even with recovery disc in, help?

Is the HP recovery disc an original or a copy?

If you know the HP recovery DVD is good, wipe the HDD with KillDisk, then try reinstall from recovery disc again.

KillDisk - http://jcgriff2.com/0x1/killdisk_imgburn.html

Any reason that you are not using the HDD recovery partition for Vista reinstall?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00814731

Happy Holidays !

jcgriff2

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Hi,

My laptop got dropped accidently and now when i try switch it on a black screen with lots of letters running appears on it telling him to insert a boot disc. It's really important i get it fixed as it has my itunes, family photos and coursework! Please, please help me. Grateful for any advice on how to get it working again!!!

Thanks soo much

Olivia
 

A:Laptop wont switch on, it just says insert boot disc

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i turned my computer on for the first time in a year the other day and it worked for about 5 minutes it then went to the blue screen and since then it just stays in the bios saying press f1 to retry boot and so forth, so i borrowed a windows xp disc and i went to load it and it freezes after it says press f6 to instal third party raid system...does anyone know why? i first tried my 160 gb hard drive and it did it then i tried another one and it did the same thing, my cd rom is the first priority in the boot sequence

A:why wont xp disc wont boot?

Sounds like your motherboard might have problems and it is not recognizing any hard drives.

Have you tried to install on more than one HD with no luck ? That is what it sounds like by your post. Also, please note that if you have an XP disk that does not match your Product ID Key's XP version, it is not going to accept that PID at the end of the install process.

Before even trying to install to a HD, first verify that the HD is recognized in BIOS on boot. If it is physically installed, but not reconized in BIOS, there is no point in going further because XP won't "see" it either.

Can you get any of your HD's to be recognized in BIOS ?

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I booted from my xp boot disc. It wouldnt upload service pack three so I had to download to my desk and upload it from there. It loaded and now has two Admins The original Admin and Admin with a number behind it.

...worked around most problems by reloading but Turbo tax wont reload it says microsoft.net framework4 client profile is messed up.

It messed up my outlook express , itunes and many other programs ...data was there and I fixed it...adobe is old version.

Is there anyway to get a disc that has alll the updates on it so this doesnt happen again? Is two admins going to cause a problem??? What can I do about microsoft framework 4...tried a couple things I found on internet but nothing fixed it.
Thanks!
Diane
 

A:Xp reloaded from boot disc now microsoft framework 4 client profile wont work

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SOLVED - sort of - I want to basically make a software disc but don't know where to start.

It needs to be able to autorun. (goes without saying really).
Open a user menu
Have clickable buttons that will take the user to other pages/areas which will hold word docs that have form type protection (or protected pdf).
Give the user the option of uploading their own pictures on certain pages and to a set size.
And prompt the user to change font colour/style when they input a certain character string.

I have NO knowledge of programming or programming language, so basically have no idea where to start.
I have some knowledge of WOrd, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and a little html.

Any ideas please, or do I just have to pay through the nose to get someone to write the programme for me?

Would appreciate any help at all.
 

A:How do I make a disc

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Can anyone tell me how to make a AIO disc?

A:Can anyone tell me how to make a AIO disc?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pauliewog


Can anyone tell me how to make a AIO disc?


You need an RTM disk or genuine .iso file for that

Make an iso image of the DVD
Open up the /sources/ folder and locate ei.cfg
Delete this file using an ISO editor
Save ISO

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What it is, I want to make up a Dell OEM disc of Win 7 using a retail disc of Win 7. is there anywhere on the SevenForum, that will show me ho to do it. thanks

A:make up a OEM disc

Define "Dell OEM Disk" ? What do you want to add to the regular OEM disk to make it a Dell OEM Disk?

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I got a new computer with Windows 7 installed on it. I like to occasionally format my hard drive and start from scratch. Before I have anything else on the hard drive, I'd like to create a Windows 7 installation disc. I've read a bunch of the threads on this site and although many are close, none seem to match exactly what I want. I tried going through Control Panel but it was going to be 33GB for a system image - that's not what I want. Just a disc with Windows 7 installation so that I can format the hard drive.

Thank you.

A:How do I make a Windows 7 OS Disc?

You have an oem pre install.

Grab an installation iso from My Digital Life

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Hello!
I really wanted to make a recovery disc because I really wanted to clean my computer because this computer is second hand containing a lot unnessacary files. My computer is an Acer T600. It doesn't have Acer Recovery Management. Is there any way to make a recovery disc?

Thank You Very Much!

Regards,
Ivan

A:How to make a recovery disc?

Hi and welcome to TSF did you see this Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How do I create a set of backup recovery disks?

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my old acer laptop needed a complete "do over", so the hard drive was re-formatted and XP was re-installed. In doing this, I lost all the Acer extras that were there when I bought it. Right now, the laptop has only windows XP running, no extra programs or data have been added yet. I want to know if there is a program I can download that can make a "mirror copy" of the hard drive as it is now, burn to a cd, and if I have future problems or it crashes I can use the cd(s) to restore the hard drive to the clean state it is in now, without having to do a windows re-install and find all the drivers etc again.

thanks for any help

A:how can I make my own recovery disc

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You can clone your HDD to a different hard drive for safe keeping.

How to Clone Windows With Macrium Reflect Free - YouTube

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Hi,
I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I went into accessories, systems tools, back up status and configuration. I made my back up but don't see/how to install it to a DVD. Any advice with this?
Thank you.

A:Trying to make a DVD backup disc

Take a look here: http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-backup-your-dataSpecifically the portion that says:In the Back Up Files window you will have to select where to save your backup. You can select a partition from your hard disk, a CD, a DVD or a shared folder from your network. Select the location you prefer and click on

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Hello everyone,
 
My one doctor needs me to make a copy of the MRI Disc I have so he can upload it onto the computer system at his office. My problem is the software program that I Normally would use to do that, the Free Trial Period Expired! 
 
My questions are:
 
1) What free software programs are available, that will be able to copy a MRI disc to a blank disc?
 
2) I forget how to copy one disc to a blank disc!  :oopsign:Can someone please provide me with directions? 
 
Thanks
 

A:Need to make a copy of a MRI Disc

Try 'Free Easy Burner' from Koyote. It's a good basic CD / DVD burner and it'ss a free download. Very easy to use.
 
http://www.koyotesoft.com/
 
Chris Cosgrove

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If this question in inappropriate, I apologize and you can delete it!

My brother has given me a disc with Vista 32/64 bit on it; I wanted to learn Vista even though much does not like it... Itís not a bootable disc though. Itís just a plain DVD or CD disc with Vista 32/64 bit on it. Is there anyone that can direct me on how to make a bootable disc from that?

The only program I have on my computer is Image burn. I'm not sure if thatís the kind of program I would use. If not, can someone direct me to a better free program to use, and direct me how to make the disc bootable.

Thank you,

Mick
 

A:make bootable disc

There might be ways, but it seems to me you've got an illegal DVD. IMO, you just should get one or borrow one from a friend. I bet there are ways to make what you've got bootable, but it'd be a whole lotta headache.
 

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Hi,I'm new here. I have Windows 8 Consumer preview installed as the only operating system on my pc. When I created the system image on an external HD I went to create a repair disc. I inserted the CD and hit "create" and got this message"System repair disc could not be created. The System could not find the file specified(0x8007002" Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

A:Can't make repair disc

Welcome aboard to EightForums!
When you create the system disk did use this tutorial System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 before!?

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Would anyone know how to make a sata disc from the drivers in this link http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=K7VT4A PRO&o=All
I know from the motherboard drivers disc there is an option to "make disc" but I don't have the disc
I have tried copying the files to the floppy but nothing seems to work, it is so long since I have had to do this I seem to have lost my touch
 

A:Make sata disc

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