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P9X79 Boot Fail

Q: P9X79 Boot Fail

Hey guys

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

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

Any thoughts?

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Preferred Solution: P9X79 Boot Fail

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A: P9X79 Boot Fail

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

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

Things I've tried:

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

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

Thanks in advance, guys.

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

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

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Hi guys. My brother and I are building a gaming desktop. We've got an Asus P9X79 Pro motherboard and four matched sticks (4x2gb) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM to go with it (the kit is included in the motherboard's QVL).

The RAM kit we bought is dual channel. But as I understand from what I've read online so far, we'll still be getting all the advantages of a quad channel platform because this is the "architecture" of the Intel LGA 2011 platform. We got a 4-stick RAM kit so it should work, right?

Or have I gotten my information mixed up somehow? Can someone explain this stuff in terms that a novice would understand? Neither my brother nor I have any real experience with these things although he's assembled PCs from scratch before.

Many thanks.
 

A:Asus P9X79 Pro

Yes you're fine. There's no such thing as "dual channel" or "quad channel" RAM, as long as you have 4 identical sticks they will run in quad channel in your machine.

Sounds like a decent build, good luck!
 

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OK, I know it's weird, but I need to run 32-bit XP SP3 on this board. Anyone know for sure if it will? Asus specs don't list XP but drivers seem abundant for it.

Thanks for any help !!!
 

A:Asus P9X79-E WS and 32-bit XP SP3 - Will They Work?

I can't make any promises, but I'd be highly inclined to think it would probably work, just from the fact that ASUS listed drivers on their website for Windows XP; if the board wasn't supported, wouldn't they simply not allow you to choose it as an OS selection when downloading drivers? Maybe when they omit XP from the supported OSs list, it's only because it's not fully supported, in terms of long-term updates, even though the OS works. Again this is just speculation, but I don't see a good reason why it wouldn't work.
 

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Hi there

some help and expert investigation would be appreciated. For a long time my PC has been running very smooth on Windows 8.1. I installed UPlay (UBisoft) and started downloading a game. During the download the PC gave me a BSOD.

Attached the dump files from the diag tool. Thanks for your assistance.

Attachment 49819

A:New crash on Win 8.1 on Asus P9X79 Deluxe

Only 54 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 70 to 90 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Don't worry about the specific number, it's just important that you have checked and installed any updates that were available (and didn't experience any errors).

You appear to have 5 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?
Also, please ensure that the firmware is updated to the latest version on your SSD's (older firmware can cause BSOD's on some SSD's)

Please remove the Juniper software as it's driver (dsNcAdpt.sys) dates from 2009 and likely isn't compatible w/Win8.1
Should you need this software, feel free to update it to the latest, Win8.1 compatible version AFTER we've finished stabiliziing the system.

Please note the drivers below that date from before the release of Windows 8.1 (17 Oct 2013) - check to see that each and every one is compatible w/Windows 8.1 (at the manufacturer's website). If not, you must either remove the device and it's software - or locate a Windows 8.1 compatible update on the web. Removing some drivers may make the system unstable - so if you're unable to find updates, post back for info on the one's that can/cannot be safely removed.

The drivers that are struckout don't have updates available (AFAIK).

Beyond this, as there was only 1 memory dump in the upload, I have these 3 suggestions:
1. Get ALL available Windows Updates. It... Read more

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Ok here is my issue ( screenshot is provided )

My board has BT Go on it as standard and even though all is installed and i can pair my devices to my pc ( phone )

I am unable to send or receive files to and from the pc to any paired device.

Now Asus website shows NO support for the bluetooth for windows 8.1 for my board as yet but does for windows 8.

I even have to use an older chipset driver suite due to several device manager issues with the newer ones.

Anyone have any solution / help as to what i can do for this to be able to help me use the bluetooth function as it should work?

Thankyou in advance.

A:Windows 8.1 64 Bit Bluetooth Issue Asus P9X79 Pro

Anyone able to help shed any light on this ?

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So i have a new SSD Corsair Force 3 240 gig and all I want to do is install Windows 7 Pro on it. This board does not support parted magic (cannot wake from sleep and there are no onboard video to wake up to) so ive resorted to clean all.

I have not been able to successfully boot the OS on the SSD. I never intended on setting up raid but apparently all the literature i see is on raid.
I created a USB install disk as reccomended onto a 8gig ntfs primary active
did the bootsect /nt60 X: and it successfully worked
copied the cd over to the flash drive and copied the rste drivers in a folder called drivers
My SSD is installed on port 1 6gig sata intel (as this board doesnt have marvel apparrently)
My DVD is installed on 3gig Sata port 6
I set up Raid in the bios as reccomended by others (as this is the only way to install ssd?). Nothing UEFI is enabled
There are no other drives hooked up to the computer. Just SSD, USB cordless mouse, keyboard and no network cord or WIFI
i started with a clean ssd as reccomended
my bios recognized the ssd on post
i booted into the win 7 install (MBR not uefi)
i loaded the 64 bit rste drivers from asus as reccomended by others
i left the machine to install
the usb then booted into windows install (for whatever reason)
i pushed f8 to boot my corsair
windows brings up an error on a black screen
File: windows/system32/drivers/adpahci.sys driver did not load
Status: oxc0000221
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A:Asus p9x79 ssd installation with new instalation of windows 7 pro

I suggest that you set the SATA controller to AHCI mode. You won't need any drivers other than those included with the Win7 installer to install Windows to the SSD.

It's what I did with my P9X79 Pro.

What gave you the idea that you'd need RAID drivers? (The Intel RSTe package includes AHCI driver, but they seemed to give worse performance than the Windows ones, at least with my hardware.)

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Hello!

Built my first computer last Friday, and everything has worked fine until today. When starting the computer, it all seems to work fine, except after the regular one beep signal it just brings me to a black screen with a flashing underscore, and I couldnt seem to get past it. The mb display says 62.

I got my w7 installation disc, and restarted the computer. On the asus screen I pressed delete to boot from the DVD. Nothing happens, except it doesn't beep and just brings me to a black screen. The mb display says E0. I've tried pressing f8, F, delete on the numpad without success.

I suspect the flashing white has got to do with Windows seven, but its weird how I can't seem to bot from the DVD. Thanks in advance.

Mb: Asus P9X79 Deluxe
CPU: Intel i7 3960-X Extreme edition
Psu: corsair ax750
 

A:Solved: Can't enter BIOS ASUS P9X79

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I have two Windows 7 64 bit systems that worked perfectly until approx two weeks ago. They started becoming unresponsive to various websites, such as b1015.com (unable to listen live). Both computers then started having problems opening sites through google searches.
 
Following this, most updates on both computers fail. Downloads from the internet fail. Updating flash on one - failed. downloading .net framework update - failed.
 
One computer has MSE - updated and ran scan - no threats found
One computer has AVast - updated and ran scan - no threats found
 
Tried to download malwarebytes on the computer with avast - failed
went to XP station - downloaded to thumb drive and installed from thumb drive and ran  - no threats found
 
from cmd prompt -  ran sfc /scannow on both computers  -  no problems found
 
Can anyone give me any ideas of where to go from here to get both of these computers working properly again
 
VR-
 
Bec

A:Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

The first place to start is are you getting any error messages when the updates fail? What do the messages state -- for example, do you get any error codes? Please post that information here.

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I hope someone can help, my brain is fried from this issue.Have a PC with Asus P9X79 LE that keeps rebooting or resets after trying to do clean install of Win7/Win8.The system will sometimes shut off or reset after attempting to install WindowsThings I have tried1) Update Bios2) Disconnect all devices (except 1 stick of ram, video card, HD)3) Replaced Motherboard (both the old and the new have same symptoms)4) Swap PSU, RAM, VIDEO CARD, HD (all new parts)5) Swap Sata cable for HDThe system is set to default AHCI. The CPU was previously overclocked, but at default settings in BIOS now.Ive tried DDR3 2133mhz and 1600mhz and in different slots.The only thing I havent swapped is the CPU i7. I assume since it can get into BIOS it isnt a CPU issue.A LIVE CD was used, it had no issue going into live CD. Issue starts when trying to boot off HD or install to HD.Anyone have any idea!???

A:Issues with Asus P9X79 LE, PC Stuck in reboot cycle

[WAG]
Have you pulled the CMOS battery and the power cable for a few minutes and forced the system to reinventory the devices?
Keep us posted
 

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Hello Fellow Computer Techies,

Have been experiencing Random BSODs on my new 3930K build. Total of 5 BSODs in the last 2 months at no particular time. Have run Prime95 and Intel burn test for many hours at end of build with no BSODs.

This is a brand new 64bit Win7 install. System is running very cool (32-35F). From what I read this exception might be caused by hardware issues? Anyone with more knowledge have time to take a look at a Minidump and help point me in the right direction? Thank you in advance.

A:BSOD on Asus P9x79 Deluxe 3930K Build for no particular reason.

Welcome to Seven Forums djohan.

I'm not the BSOD debugger you're looking for, but yes the 0x124 error is hardware related, where is a mystery. First they will ask you to uninstall AVG as it is a cause of blue screens very often, and install MSE, link in my sig.


To better help us to help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's the correct way to do it. :SystemInfo See Your System Specs Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built. Very important

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

Your System Specs here.

After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
Click on My system Specs in the lower left of this post to see how it should look.
Full instructions are in the tutorial.

Some hardware tests to run.

Graphics card test:
Video Card Stress Test with Furmark
Hard drive(s)test(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools. Skip this on the SSD, only for HDDs.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools
RAM (memory) test:
This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Looks like a lot, take one step at a time.

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Hello,

I am trying to install the Intel MEI (Intel Management Engine) for the Asus P9x79 WS motherboard. I have had no issues installing this on Win7 x64. However, when trying to install the drivers in Win 8 x64 from the Asus install CD, I get a OS not supported message. There are no drivers listed on the Asus website for this mobo and Win8, and attempts to get it from other locations, such as Station-drivers, have also failed.

No issue, I should just try and get the drivers from Intel right? Well they don't exactly install either. I get a message stating "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software"

Does anyone have any idea on what driver we are supposed to use for this? This is causing both a " Simple Communications Controller " and "Unknown Device" to show up in Device Manager.

Thanks!

A:Asus p9x79 WS, Win8 64, Intel Management Engine install

Am I really the only one having this issue?

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I have went into the bios settings and have changed it to legacy support legacy first , but it doesnt work, it actually makes it worse. I'm not sure what to do. Computer was bought 2 months ago.

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Hi there,

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






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

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Or

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

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

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

Any help greatly appreciated.

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

Hi

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

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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Hi i want to duel boot windows 7 and windows 8.1...i have a 240gb ssd with windows 7 already installed on it....i also have a 2tb storage hardrive and i use this for storage..btw this hardrive did have my windows 7 on it untill i bought the ssd then i ported windows 7 on to the ssd using Paragon Migrate OS to SSD...then i formatted the 2tb drive and have it as a storage drive now.

Ok so my problem is when i split my 2tb storage drive into 2 partitions using AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition ("i intend to use the one partition of about 750gb for windows 8.1") ..however my computer will not boot anymore? i get a Status Oxc0000225 The boot selection failed....i belive this is because the storage drive still has the mbr on it from when it had windows 7 on it...in fact i know it is still on there but i dont know how to delete the mbr from the storage drive???

If i split the storage drive into 2 partitions the computer will not boot....if i disconnect the storage drive and boot with only the ssd it will boot again my pc boots again....also if i rejoin the storage drive back to one partition and reconnect it..it boot fine with it connected again....so there for some reason windows on C drive does not like my storage drive having a different size or being 2 partitions and it appears it needs some information from the storage drive if conceted to be able to have successful boot??... could this have something with the old MBR on my storage drive from when windows 7... Read more

A:Oxc0000225 boot fail after resizing storage drive want to duel boot

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Can i delete the mbr from the storage drive


no






Quote:
does my storage drive need an mbr?


yes





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


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

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

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hello Every one

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


sorry for my bad language
and thanks you for your help

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

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

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

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

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When i start my Laptop its come with a black screen and just ( _ ) symbol is blinking I change the first boot option with HDD but its not working. I tyed repair mood but it failed, also i try chkdsk /r but its boot failed again. when i try Live CD and select " Boot from HDD operating system win7/vista" then its run properly. but in normal mood ( without live cd ) windows is not booting i think its a boot loader problem. HDD is brand new with single Windows 7 OS.

How can i solve this problem?? please suggest me.

A:HDD Boot Fail

Quote:




i try chkdsk /r but its boot failed




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

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

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

 

A:Fail to boot XP Pro off of Hd

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Last night my pc was running fine and just before I went for some shut eye put my pc into sleep mode
today I woke my pc only for it not to allow me to log on, mouse movement only nothing was clickable so after a short while I decided to reset
upon boot I got the green loading bar but then a black screen after about 20 mins I gave up and tried a restore last good config.... Yeah nice one it bsod on me At 55% chkdsk and now I get a windows boot manager error
file: \boot\bcd
I tried Bootrec /RebuildBcd but it brings back an error that it can not create the new file as the file already exists
I'm not having much luck with the recovery disk for repair options as it can't seem to find the OS and brings back errors of can not recover
everything seems on a go slow and ubuntu can't find my c drive
even tried spin right and that can't recover a bad sector
I'm at a loss as to what to do befor the fresh install option
I'm on my last option to try use a back up store disk but I'm of the opinion that not even that will help
edit: I'm now sat at system recovery where no drives or OS ar showing

A:Boot fail

The surest way to fix it is a Complete reformat and re-install of windows.

That's what I did.

Can you enter Safe Mode? If so, at least you can save all of your files.

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Hello,

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

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

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

A:fail to boot

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

Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.


With only the 1tb plug in,
1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows



2) FIxMBR.




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

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Hello , I have a old Notebook (Laptop) with 2Gb Ram, like in the description a Compaq V6000 model 6180ea It's pretty old, but I need him to use it . Some time ago, I've buyied a new Power Adapter because the last one was damaged and everything was working fine until now. It seems the battery doesn't work anymore, but I'm surprised because with no battery the laptop, boot up , shows the way to open the BIOS and after that he shut down. If I access the BIOS, he doesn't shut down, but he stay open until I save and exit from BIOS and after that shuts down again... Why so? All this because he doesn't have a battery anymore? On my other Notebook from Hp, I use it connected to the power directly. I connect the battery to the laptop when I'm away from home... and it's work fine.... What I can do to solve this problem with this old laptop too? I hope you can help me. Thank You!  Claudio_S

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Hi guys, I just got this new X1C 4TH today, which I waited for almost 3 months... But the frustrating thing is that it was stuck at the "Just a moment" phase for more than 2 hours.I disabled the wireless LAN, wireless WAN and bluetooth in the BIOS settings, as some other guys suggested on the web. And then I rebooted it. But still it was stuck at the "just a moment" phase for more than 1 hour by now. Does anyone can lend a hand here? Much appreciated!

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Hi guys,

I am currently typing this in safe mode as when my computer attempts to start it gets past the windows loading screen then goes completely blank.

The signal just stops as the monitor power light flashes, which means it is not receiving a signal.

I have not placed any new software or hardware it has just happened, does any one have any ideas please?

Thanks

Phil
 

A:XP Boot Fail

I think that it may be an application causing the problem. Go to Start / Run and type msconfig Go to the startup tab and start removing items one at a time and restart the computer. Do Not remove the anti-virus or firewall if there. This way you should find the culprit.
 

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Hi, I know there have been numerous threads on this, but each case is slightly different, not to mention that I've tried most of solutions described there and they didn't work. I reinstalled Windows 8 system on my Y580 (using OneKey Recovery). Worked ok after. Then I proceeded to apply all the system updates from Windows Update and some driver updates. After that I restarted the laptop to apply changes and the system stopped booting. The HDD is detected. The boot menu at the beginning only had EFI Network 0 for IPv4 and EFI Network 0 for IPv6 and both failed boot. Later the Windows Boot manager appeared at the top but it also fails each time. After the failed boot it then proceeds to show the OneKey Recovery screen again. When I use it, it works, but after reinstallation it's the same - failed boot and OneKey recovery. When I use a bootable USB installation of Win 8.1 (there's none for Win 8 apparently) and try to repair/reinstall etc. that way, I get a message that the disk where Windows is installed is blocked. Any suggestions?

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

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

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

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

A:2nd disk causes boot to fail

Does this help?

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I turn on computer and I get Boot master fail. It was working fine. Is that a virus? If so that made my hard drive crash?
 

A:Boot master fail

On my computer i accidentely uninstalled the bootmaster or drive now it wont restore .How do i restore it back to factory state tried every thing i dont have an restore cd or disc
 

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I will try to sum this up a bit..
I have Windows 7 64-Bit, and about a month ago I was having problems booting.. I went straight to safe mode and was able to use Diagnostic Startup from MSConfig.. The machine booted fine and I was able to get in and run virus scans. Nothing was found using AVG, Ad Aware and other programs.. So I thought well lets try Limited Startup and that worked! So I downloaded a few registry cleaners and what ever else I thought I might need.. I ran all the scans I could think of.

So then I decided lets try full startup and that was not a good idea.. I now get hung just after the Windows Logo screen before the Login Screen.. Actually I have made it to the Windows Login Screen a few times and put in my password but it says windows starting and then windows shutting down..

I can not get into safemode now either as it will hang with the last line showing "avgdisha.sys" So I goodled that and I get a response from AVG claiming they screwed up the Windows 7 64Bit edition with their latest upgrade. They put out a CD to help wipe out whatever the issue is, but my computer has wireless internet so the CD didn't seem to want to do anything..

I have run Scandsk/f but the system tells me there is a repair pending and must reboot to complete, but I can't reboot.. So I run Chkdsk/f and it completes, but when I run chkdsk/r its freezing at Stage 4 of 5 13% verifying data..

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A:WIndows 7 Won't boot! AVG? HD Fail?

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ok, I'm at my wits end ya'll. I've searched for this problem through the many search pages of Google, and I still have yet to find a problem similar to mine.

I'm going to sell my old desktop to a friend, it has a ASUS P5N-D (SLi version, not Deluxe) w/ 8GB of OCZ RAM and a Wolfdale 2.8GHZ Dual Core CPU. Now, when it boots up, I see the BIOS splash screen, then goes to POST, then it comes up with that error. I've checked to make sure my HDDs (two 1TB WD SATA, not in any RAID configuration) are seen by the BIOS, in which they are (and my cheap ASUS DVD+R drive).

I've check my drives by connecting them to my new computer via SATA -> USB kit and all drives are formatted to NTFS with nothing on them. I can't really find a problem with the drives, and I still get that error when I try to load up Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

I'm out of ideas and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction.
 

A:Disk boot fail

How old are these drives? It is possible that the one with the windows installation just bit the dust. Harddrives aren't the most reliable pieces of hardware and they get a lo of use. Check your bios to see if S.M.A.R.T. reporting is on. If it is disable it and reboot. If that doesn't work you could try popping in your windows 7 disk, booting from that and see if you can repair/restore. That's all I can think of.
 

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Hi all,
 
 
I just had this happen to be after running CCleaner.
 
 
I ran the diagnostic during boot and found those nice little red letters on the screen: BIOHD3
 
Afterwards, I tried to directly boot the hard drive and went right into normal start up.
 
 
 
 
 
Any help would be truly a blessing!
 
 
 
 
D

A:Boot fail: BIOHD3

FWIW:  http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/BIOHD3-Error/td-p/1185447 AND http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/Error-Code-BIOHD-3/td-p/1903453 .
 
Louis

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Hi all,

my pc face a big problem lately,

my pc is a legacy system:
it is a P3 866(VIA motherboard) with 384 ram with a 32 mb tnt2 riva 64m

my computer just catch spyware but i remove it with AVG internet sucurity already

The problem is:
when i switch on my pc the processor fan work but with no display and no bip sound,so i switch off and try again and same problem occur.

After i try for 15min switch on and switch off it has display back, this cause me quite upset when the time i switch on my computer.

the 2nd is my computer will hang up when i leave it doing nothing,when i play game it work just fine...........

Action taken:
i suspect my power supply cause this problem so i replace it with another working power supply but same problem occur.

i try to replug my display card also did not fix it....

i just hope that the problem is not my mother board cause i din have money to replace it......Zzz

i need my pc to finish my course ..........

Someone pls help me......
 

A:Most of the time pc fail to boot

What?
Oh you want me to fill in the words.

Well I'd suggest that you benchtest it.
 

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

A:vista boot fail

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

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About a year and a half ago i bought a acer V3-571. for the last 4 months, every once and a while, it decides not not turn on. this is what happens:
When i press the power button the power button light was well as the power indicator lights turns on for only about 5 to 10 secconds then it turns off.
The screen does not turn on, it just stays black.
eventually, after pressing the button for a couple of days it decides to turn on.
some times this problem lasts only a day but sometimes it last a couple of weeks.
i have tried all of the typical things: press the button down for X amount of time, or strip the pc first then press the button. none of these work reliably.
i just want to know what is happening and how i can prevent it from ever happening again?
 

A:acer v3-571 boot fail

is it plugged into the charger when trying to do it? if so culd b bad charger/bad battery
 

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Recently I just tried starting my computer on and it wouldn't boot.

I left my computer in locked mode then it eventually went to sleep.

I kept trying to restart it and had no luck, I checked inside the cpu was running and the dvd drive was still able to open and close. My USB mouse or keyboard weren't powering on though neither was my monitor showing anything I didn't hear any beeps. So I kept disconnecting the power outlet from the wall since that's the only way I could restart it.

Eventually it came back and I got startup repair opening by itself
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/...f6d248.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3430/...23b465.jpg?v=0
That's what I got from the error.

Here are my computer specs
400 Corsair PSU
640HD SATA HD
4GB Memory
AMD Phenom II x4
GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-UD2H AM3/AM2 with ATI Radeon HD 3200 onboard GPU
Windows 7 Build 7100 64 Bit

Eventually the system started backup fine after going through startup repair. All my files still there.

If it matters I was using the onboard graphics having one monitor running in VGA and the hdmi connecting to my tv.

A:Why did my windows 7 boot fail?

Probably an error that comes with the RC since MS still calls it a beta build

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

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hi all...

so here's the situation. (p4 2.4GHz, ASUS P4PE MOBO)

the outlet my computer is connected to was shut suddenly shut down and on again while my computer was on. i am connected to a power surge.

upon restart, the bios hardware monitor gives an error msg
"Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for details"

so i go into Hardware Monitor and notice that 2 things are in red:

CPU fan speed = is 0
Chassis Fan Speed = 958 RPM

now, my fan is clearly going so thats not right.

at this point i suspect the Power supply, but all voltages in the Voltage monitors read correctly:
3.34V, 5.02V, 11.96/12.03 V. moreover, i hear and see that my cd rom are working.

so, i go ahead and tell bios to IGNORE the 2 FAN speed errors and only then my bios continues on.

instead of a windows OS startup screen, i get "PRESS ANY KEY TO REBOOT"

when trying to boot from cd-rom i get,
"NO EMULATION, COULDN'T FIND NTLDR"

so im not sure what the problem is, is the very initial problem that my bios though my fan speed = 0?

if so why? is it powersupply? motherboard?

i thought a power surge protector was suppose to prevent this.

if anyone has any idea, PLEASE let me know,

thanks
 

A:DOH! can powersurge cause BOOT FAIL?!

so after more research, here are some new conclusion and questions that may help.

essentially, there are 2 issues...

1. why is my BIOS telling me that the CPU and CHASSIS FAN SPEED are incorrect?

---> we can rule out the power supply since voltage readings are what they should be. i'm thinking this implies that something is wrong with my motherboard.

2. the OS is unable to boot from CD or Harddrive.

---> now i'm thinking that #2 is really a continuation of #1. if there is something wrong with my MOBO, then i assume i'm not going to be able to boot normally. this would also seemingly explain why i couldn't boot from cd rom. can i rule out an issue with my harddrive for the time being since broken harddrive or not, i should still be able to boot from my cd-rom (I REALLY HOPE NOTHING IS WRONG WITH MY HD)

so here are some ideas i had for possible tests / solutions... ( i could def use some advice here)

i was going to remove the Clear RTC RAM jumper on the motherboard. its the little jumper by the lithion battery that "clears the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters" and reset to default system settings.

one thing to note is that last night, i just randomly removed that battery, i forgot i removed it, and continued to turn the system off and on as normal. i didn't notice a single change in what was already happening.... that battery is suppose to power the RAM in CMOS and removing it altogether cau... Read more

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Using:

Win7 x64
DT Utilities PC Backup Pro 11

I tried to create a disaster recovery backup of my OS drive, restarting the computer when prompted to after being informed that it was necessary due to files being in use. Upon reboot I am presented with the message. "Insert start up disk into floppy drive and press F2 to run setup". Along with this message there are two two partitions from my drive I can choose from.

The first, labelled "Win 7/2008", brings me into Windows as could be expected.
The second, labelled "Linux", does nothing, as upon selecting, it stops after showing the message "Loading boot sector...booting..."

This selection screen now comes up every time I boot. How can I remove it? I had hoped removing the backup software which caused this would help but alas no.

A:PC Backup Pro - Fail at Boot

Hello.


Install this to Windows 7 to see if there's a boot entry that can be removed and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
EasyBCD Free Boot Manager Software

Perhaps you would have better success using Macrium and yes, you will have to create a Macrium boot disk to restore and image if need be.Imaging with free Macrium

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Hello my name is Josh and I would really appreciate anyone's input on this:I've recently decided to put together my own computer. It's cool how I saved money buying the separate parts, and the process of putting everything together has been a good learning experience so far. The only problem is, after finally ordering Windows XP Professional x64 bit, and inserting in the CD/DVD-ROM for that moment of glory, the BIOS still tells me that it's failing to boot the disk.Here are my specs:Gigabyte S-series model P35C-DS3R motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2551Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU (2.4 GHz) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...682&lid=585550NVIDIA e-GeForce 8600 GTS Graphics Card http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600.htmlWestern Digital SATA 300 MB/s, 400 GB Disk Space, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM Hard Drive http://www.cheapstingybargains.com/3...d-125-shipped/Samsung SH-S203B DVD Writer http://www.samsung.com/in/products/o...s/sh_s203b.aspThermaltake Purepower 500W Power Supply http://www.thermaltake.com/product/P...94/w009394.aspAntec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15900As I scroll through the BIOS I'm using an old Compaq keyboard from a piece of history...waiting until the operating system is up before I install my wireless Logitech keyboard. I set my priority boot device as the CD-ROM Device in Advanced BIOS Screen, as the manual tells me this is all I really need to do ... Read more

A:Disk Boot Fail...?

Welcom to BC
Did you remember to load the SATA drivers?
Mark

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I decided to upgrade my Asus F3M Laptop from windows xp to windows 7 like member who called Nothingspecial. When i tried to install windows 7 and select boot from disc to prepare setup, laptop just restarted every time. I don't know what is the key for Safe Mode .... because i have tried f8 but it fails..... So i decided to remove it from the laptop and format as an external HDD.... then i tried to install again... but it still not boot.....
I need your help......

A:Fail to boot with windows 7

You have to change the boot order from HDD to CD/DVD drive in the BIOS and save and exit the BIOS.

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If a computer has a corrupted Master Boot Record, at what exact point doing bootup will the computer fail? When you see the Windows logo & moving line of dots? I have a computer that keeps reverting back to the System Recover Options menu (Vista) but it does this "late" in the startup. I suspect that if boot sector corruption exists, then the failure to boot should happen sooner in the startup process. True?

I did a bootrec.exe /fixmbr and bootrec.exe /fixboot but this hasn't fixed it. My next step is a repair install.

A:If MBR is corrupt, when will boot fail?

i would imagine after the post and before the windows screen

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Hello my name is Josh and I would really appreciate anyone's input on this:

I've recently decided to put together my own computer. It's cool how I saved money buying the separate parts, and the process of putting everything together has been a good learning experience so far. The only problem is, after finally ordering Windows XP Professional x64 bit, and inserting in the CD/DVD-ROM for that moment of glory, the BIOS still tells me that it's failing to boot the disk.

Here are my specs:

Gigabyte S-series model P35C-DS3R motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2551

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU (2.4 GHz) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...682&lid=585550

NVIDIA e-GeForce 8600 GTS Graphics Card http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600.html

Western Digital SATA 300 MB/s, 400 GB Disk Space, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM Hard Drive http://www.cheapstingybargains.com/3...d-125-shipped/

Samsung SH-S203B DVD Writer http://www.samsung.com/in/products/o...s/sh_s203b.asp

Thermaltake Purepower 500W Power Supply http://www.thermaltake.com/product/P...94/w009394.asp

Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15900

As I scroll through the BIOS I'm using an old Compaq keyboard from a piece of history...waiting until the operating system is up before I install my wireless Logitech keyboard. I set my priority boot device as the CD-ROM Device in Advanced BIOS Screen, as the manual tells me this is all ... Read more

A:Disk Boot Fail...?

Hi Josh and welcome to TSF !

Most of the links you posted about your hardware are invalid, maybe you copy/pasted them from elsewhere ? Here's the link to your motherboard's specs :
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...e=GA-P35C-DS3R

Try to boot another computer with your XP pro disk, in case this would be the CD which is not bootable.

Does the DVD drive appear in the detecting primary/secondary IDE/SATA master/slave lines at startup ? Does it appear in the BIOS ?

Refer to your motherboard manual to know which SATA ports you need to use for a master/slave setup with 2 drives. Logically the hard drive should be the primary master and the burner the primary slave. Try other SATA ports and see if it helps (Fyi, my Asus motherboard refuses to boot if the CD-rom is set on the SATA3 connector but boots fine when it's on the SATA5, no idea why).

Else try with an IDE CD drive (borrow one from another computer). Hook it at the end of the IDE cable and set its jumper to master if any. Tell us how it works.

About your XP 64 pro CD, did you get a license key with it ? Without it you won't be able to use it for more than 30 days. Note that XP 64bit is not a gaming nor a home computer OS. You'll have a hard time finding the proper drivers for your hardware, you may have stability issues with some programs that were not designed for a 64bit OS and you won't see any increase in performances over the regular 32bit version. There are only a few professional apps which will... Read more

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I have two HDDs. For the sake of argument, C: is my primary one and D: is my reserve.

C: is now failing to boot completely, though I can access it fine when booting from D: (which I am currently doing).

Symptoms:

Recently, booting C: has gone as follows:
POST Screen
Windows loading bar
Black screen
Mouse cursor
Restart
Unplugging the computer for a while HAD fixed this, but didn't one time, so I opened it up and moved that little connector between the three pegs (I believe it's resetting the ROM) and took out and put back in the MOBO battery.

Since then, C: has failed to boot altogether, not even getting to the "Windows is Loading" screen.

I can access all of C: when booted from D:. Windows folders are present and I can load exe's off it (like Firefox right now)

Attempted Fixes

Unplugging
BIOS reset, boot sequence, time/date etc. all corrected
Doing the same thing again on the MOBO
System repair off the install disk
Bootrec.exe off the install disk
Virus scan off D:
Chkdsk off D:

Specs

C: - 250GB Maxtor SATA
D: - 70GB Hitachi SATA
MOBO - MSI G31TM-P35
GFX - Nvidia GeForce 8600GT (1GB)
 

A:Absolute fail to boot

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

A:System boot fail !

  
Quote: Originally Posted by emy222


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


Hi Andone Emilian,

Welcome to the Seven Forums

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop which WAS dual booted with XP on both partitions. I did a quick format on the C partition and tried to install Win7. After it finished, I had a blinking cursor and nothing else. So, I did a real format (using KillDisk) on the C partition and, again, installed Win7. This time it will boot into Win7, but I get no options for selecting what partition to boot into. So... I tried the following:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

When this finished, I rebooted and got the screen to select my OS. I chose my old XP partition (the one on the E drive) and I got an error regarding the ntldr file... it says "Status: 0xc000000f" and "Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
I can still boot into Windows 7 if I choose that option. What do I do now?

A:Dual boot fail

  
Quote: Originally Posted by knottshawk


I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop which WAS dual booted with XP on both partitions. I did a quick format on the C partition and tried to install Win7. After it finished, I had a blinking cursor and nothing else. So, I did a real format (using KillDisk) on the C partition and, again, installed Win7. This time it will boot into Win7, but I get no options for selecting what partition to boot into. So... I tried the following:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

When this finished, I rebooted and got the screen to select my OS. I chose my old XP partition (the one on the E drive) and I got an error regarding the ntldr file... it says "Status: 0xc000000f" and "Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
I can still boot into Windows 7 if I choose that option. What do I do now?



If i am reading this post correctly you did a format on your C: drive? Where your XP was located?? So it removed your XP install and now you only have Win 7.

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