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Windows 8.1 + SanDisk 120GB SSD = Intermittent Boot Fail

Q: Windows 8.1 + SanDisk 120GB SSD = Intermittent Boot Fail

Thanks for looking.

This problem has been driving me crazy, presumably since I got the SSD, 'though since I mostly suspend the computer, I wouldn't have noticed initially, which is why it took me so long to narrow it down.

The issue is as the title describes, but here are more details:
The computer will receive power.The BIOS and OS become unavailable, intermittently. (no display on either, 'though it wakes the monitors)The HDD light flashes only a few times.The displays come on from their suspend modes.I've tried resetting the BIOS.I've flashed the BIOS; it's current and making no difference.Having the USB devices in or out makes no difference to the problem.I've checked the RAM, using different DIMMs and different lanes?no difference.I've scoured the BIOS settings a number of times and cannot find anything out of place.Windows 8.1 boots perfectly fine as well. (provided AHCI mode is enabled in the BIOS)Suspending in Windows always works; it seems to entirely get around this issue.I have no speaker, so I cannot report beep codes.

Welcome to ideas, 'though I fear I've tried it already. However! The reason I've said it's the SSD, is due to what I've just now experienced: I unplugged the SSD, and it booted up just fine, minus an OS, but once I plugged the SSD in again, it booted up, on par with what I had previously done as a temporary "fix".

Until now, I've had to unplug one or a few of my SATA cables from the motherboard (doesn't matter which socket the SSD is in) in order to get the computer to boot. I'll then restart it, either forcefully or within Windows. Once that's done, I'll boot again with the SATA lead reconnected, and all will typically be fine, until perhaps the next time I have to cold-boot or restart from Windows.

I'm pretty decent with computers, myself, having troubleshooted all sorts of problems over the years, so I'm trying to anticipate your questions. One thought I had, was that the PSU is failing, but that honestly makes no sense to me, because it's not old, it's of very good quality (Corsair TX750 Enthusiast Edition, I believe) has never had enormous amounts asked of it, I've never heard coil whine or any other noises from it, the fan works perfectly fine, I've enver smelled anything dodgy from it, and while gaming, both high and low, there's absolutely no problems typically associated with a failing PSU, such as freezes, crashes, and reboots.

I considered my CPU being at fault, but a similar deal as above: I have no issues with stressing the CPU and there are no signs that the CPU is having issues. The CPU has never overheated, currently sitting at mostly idle between 31 and 34 degrees celcius. The CPU was properly seated with pre-applied paste, which I know can be lackluster, but in this case it seems to have been perfectly fine.

Before today, I had arrived at the conclusion that the problem was the motherboard (ASUS Z97-K, only a few months old, like the CPU) which I assumed because:

I've flashed the BIOS twice (official source) and, despite all seeming to have gone well, something may have gone awry without me knowing. Since I've had the motherboard, the "EZ Mode" of the UEFI BIOS will freeze if I tried to move around the boot order, 'though this always worked via Advanced Mode so I let it go. (that particular problems still persists) Also, since the BIOS wasn't displaying and not allowing me access, I assumed the BIOS or motherboard itself was at fault; a false conclusion, I presume. I guess I'm still trying to get around to the whole UEFI thing; it seems to work quite differently.

I shan't type much more because I don't want this thread overlooked by people not keen on reading tons. Thank you for your time.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 8.1 + SanDisk 120GB SSD = Intermittent Boot Fail

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I am having an intermittent problem wherein my computer fails POST only when starting after a shutdown, and only when it is still warm after previous use. Almost immediately after hitting the power button, it will emit a long POST error beep. No keystroke combination will bypass this and the beeps will repeat until the unit is shut down. As it is running AWARD BIOS, with a very limited script of beep codes, there is very little that can be ascertained from this code which, per manuals, could be Memory, CPU, Video, or Power Supply related.

The system will successfully restart, as often as you want, with no problems. The system will also start successfully after an extended period of being shut down (like at least several hours).

The unit, fans, and power supply are kept meticulously clean inside. The CPU fan is operating properly and SYSTEM HEALTH indicates that the CPU is consistently running between 30-35* C or 85-95* F. I ensured that all memory chips (RDRAM) are properly seated, have run several memory test utilities, even overnight, and these have shown no memory errors. The unit has an ATI Radeon 7200 Display Adapter which has a fan that vibrates a bit on initial start but which settles down after several minutes and runs quitely thereafter. The power supply is a dual fan Enermax 350W EG-365P-VE.

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A:Intermittent POST fail on cold boot only

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Every now and then and in seemingly unpredictable ways, my built in keyboard stops working. I can lug one in and that works but I have to switch off and switch on again to fix, works 90%of the time. Restart does not. Help.me?

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Hello all.

Searching for USB problems and solutions I came upon this quote on 04-08-2008 09:49 AM.

Any further comment please. M problem listed under.







Originally Posted by Rich T


Vista has major problems with USB. Google and you will see thousands of
people suffering similar problems. Microsoft just do not seem able to fix
the USB problems in Vista



My problem is that just occasionally my USB connections fail (disconnect) for no apparent reason.

The keyboard or mouse may not initialize on boot up and my wireless modem also plugged into the back of my rig sometimes looses connection. Removing and reinserting onto the (and any of the 6 available) ports seems to fix. I've read extensively and even asked back at the shop were the hardware came from and it still seems Vista and USB have problems.

Yes I checked bios etc, but haven't tried a MS k/b and mouse. My specs below.
In the 6 rear USB slots I have only 4 in use (mouse, KB, Webcam and modem).

Do I need a (powered) hub?

Any thoughts or comments please

System Configuration:
* Intel S775 Core 2 Q6600 Quad-Core
* Gigabyte S775 GA-P35-DS3R MB
* DDR2 4GB Geil 800MHz Dual Channel
* 3 x 320GB WD 7200rpm 16M SATA HDD -RAID 5 Configuration and 1 x 320GB WD 7200rpm 16M SATA HDD -DATA
* ASUS 8800GTS 512M PCIe
* 24" Samsung 245B LCD
* Antec P182
* Thermaltake 750 Watt Power Supply
* LiteOn 20x DVD Writer SATA
* 1.44M Floppy Disk
* MS Vista Home P... Read more

A:USB Problems - Intermittent fail/drop outs

Hav you tried the BIOS update?

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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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I bought this Western Digital 120gb hard drive to replace my other 8gb hard drive. I've used 10 and 12gb hard drives before in this computer. No problems till I go to boot it up with this new one. The computer doesn't see the new hard drive. It just stops on searching for hard drive. I can't even format it. Not looking to setup as Master/Slave. This is my second 120gb hard drive from Western Digital cause I thought the first one was bad. But now this one is doing the same thing. Just want this big hard drive to work alone. HELP!!!!
 

A:New 120gb hard drive that won't boot

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my computer has been crashing frequently for some time (weeks; months?). whenever i do a virus scan, it almost inevitably crashes. i get the "blue screen" sometimes with various virus-sounding attributions. after a recent crash, a new screen appeared saying one of my discs was corrupted, but i started windows normally. today, there has been a yellow triangle with a (!) symbol in my system tray that says such-and-such.exe is not working and to run a dskchk on "volume C:". please help!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:06-08-2015
Ran by Miranda (administrator) on MIRANDA-PC (07-08-2015 19:10:07)
Running from C:\Users\Miranda\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Miranda (Available Profiles: Miranda)
Platform: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 2 (X86) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 9 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\SLsvc.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Windows\RTKAUDIOSERVICE.EXE
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove these process in bold using the Add/Remove Programs appler.Crossrider Web Apps (HKLM\...\Crossrider) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTIONuTorrentBar Toolbar (HKLM\...\uTorrentBar Toolbar) (Version: 6.2.7.3 - uTorrentBar) <==== ATTENTION===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

Startup: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\AOLDDI.LNK [2011-03-06]
ShortcutTarget: AOLDDI.LNK -> C:\DDI\AOLICON.exe (No File)
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [Panda Malware Icon] -> {F5D1CF73-C196-48F8-AAAC-B9181E22B4E6} => C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSUNShell.DLL No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [Panda Suspect Icon] -> {9AE343CB-BA45-4618-AF6A-0230EE6FC793} => C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSUNShell.DLL No File
GroupPolicyScripts: Group Policy detected <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1478632700-464051546-2103095695-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search.conduit.com?SearchSource=10&ctid=CT2653012&UP=SPFCDD0007-... Read more

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I have scoured the web for tips on how to set up a SSD for a boot drive and have not found anything solid for what I want to do. I have a 60GB SSD that I want to use as the Windows 7 boot drive, a 120GB SSD for programs, 300GB hard drive for everything else.
1. Do I install all the drivers and Windows updates to the Boot Drive?
2. Do I use the 300GB hard drive or the 120GB SSD for the user profiles?
3. How do I set this up without corruption?

Let me know what recommendations you have.

A:60GB SSD for Boot Drive, 120GB SSD secondary, 300GB HDD others

Take a look at this Tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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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 there.

I have been having an intermittent boot issue where my computer will freeze just before the win7 logo displays and swirls on the screen. Note: if it gets past there, it starts fine.

Current troubleshooting log:
Replaced GPU & Motherboard (just got the mobo back on friday).
Computer shop gave me their testing HDD to try with a fresh copy of windows on it and it still faulted.
Originally had Win7 Home Premium 64-bit and still faulted.
Have done a full reformat and it still happens.
Computer shop has done a full RAM test and it gave a clear result.
Restored bios settings to default and it still faults. (now new mobo anyway...)
I've checked various forums to check if anyone else has same issue and haven't found a resolution.

I'm running out of options.
It seems the only original components i have that haven't been checked and/or replaced are the PSU & CPU...

Any ideas?

Thanks.

A:Intermittent boot freeze just before windows logo

  
Quote: Originally Posted by abiathar


Hi there.

I have been having an intermittent boot issue where my computer will freeze just before the win7 logo displays and swirls on the screen. Note: if it gets past there, it starts fine.

Current troubleshooting log:
Replaced GPU & Motherboard (just got the mobo back on friday).
Computer shop gave me their testing HDD to try with a fresh copy of windows on it and it still faulted.
Originally had Win7 Home Premium 64-bit and still faulted.
Have done a full reformat and it still happens.
Computer shop has done a full RAM test and it gave a clear result.
Restored bios settings to default and it still faults. (now new mobo anyway...)
I've checked various forums to check if anyone else has same issue and haven't found a resolution.

I'm running out of options.
It seems the only original components i have that haven't been checked and/or replaced are the PSU & CPU...

Any ideas?

Thanks.



A couple of things

1- Does it do the same when you boot into safe mode (F8)?

2-Is there anything about the freeze in event viewer (type eventvwr in search)
go to the windows Logs>apllication (and system) tabs.
look for critical errors (they have red in the left hand column) that say app hang, app crash, app freeze, or anything related tot he problem.
When you find them either make a screenshot, or note the event ID and source codes and upload them to us.

3-type msconfig in search (go to the start... Read more

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Hello there.
I have a Sandisk Cruzer usb and I accidentally erased the file that came on the usb itself and now the device is unreadable to some of my other devices (DVD Player, media players, ect.). I tried looking at the sandisk website for help, I tried google for about an hour and still can't find any thing thats even relevant to this matter. So if anyone knows how to fix this please help, I really need the usb to work again.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Sandisk Cruzer 8GB missing sandisk files.

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Hello, sorry for my english but This forum is probably the last thing that could help me.
I rode other topics about this problem. When I start computer it stops right before "Starting Windows" and there is only a black screen. I cant start windows any way.
So i put a disc with windows and try to repair but it said: "there is no problem with windows starting"
Than I started a console and try to insert c: and then
bootrec /fixmbr and fixboot
but fixboot doesn't work - I dont remember literally but it said something like: there is no filesystem/wrong filesystem

when i try to scanos it say that there is 0 operating systems.

Then I tried to run gparted to flag a disc, but it showed me different partitions configuration then ive got on windows - there is no windows disc!

oo.. i tried also to build BCD but when i had to put command: cd boot it said there is no comand like that

Please help me... I dont want to make a format...
Are there any different ways of fix it?
Sorry sorry from my english

A:Windows 7 boot fail

Does the HD register in BIOS setup? Is it set first to boot in BIOS setup, after CD/DVD drive? Try booting HD maker's diagnostic/repair CD to run extended scan: HD Diagnostic

Check for infection by installing, updating and running full scan with Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with networking. If no Safe Mode then download, burn to CD or write to flash stick, boot and run a full scan with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

Boot back into the DVD REpair console or Repair CD to see if it discovers an installation to repair. If not, click through to Recovery Tools list to open command Prompt, type bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr to see if it will now show an installation to repair. Do not change the drive letter as you say you did. If it now finds an installation to repair run Startup Repair repeatedly regardless of its finding at first. Next try System Restore from the Repair tools list, then using Command Line SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Next boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to see if the 100mb System Rserved partition (preferred) or Win7 partition are still marked Active. If not, rightlick to Modify>Set to Active, then highlight the HD, from Disk tab select "Rebuild MBR", apply steps, reboot to see if it will start. You can also Explore the partitions to see if your files are intact; if so the OS should be reparable unless you damaged it with previous repair attempts.

You can copy out your files using DVD/Repair CD: Copy &a... Read more

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I'll try to make sense of this to you. My computer has been working great until last night. Today, it bricked on me.
Last night and until a out noon today, I was seeing occasional corruption of the image on screen (strange blocking/pixellation like a bad hd tv picture). I started getting locking-up freezes, which I could sort of unfreeze with ctrl-alt-del. This happened frequently while browsing the net las night (oddly games worked fine).
Today at one point the whole image started flickering/fluctuating up and down and then the image scrambled totally and was locked-up, so I hard reset.
Upon restart, bootup fails. Chkdsk, memory scan (from startup repAir and the installation disk), image and system recovery fail. When I read the detailed results from start up recovery, it tells me that no drive is present.
So, did the drive fail, or maybe it came unplugged inside the tower (unlikely bc the tower hasnt moved). Or, did intel smart response technology screw up and the cache is screwed and it's messing up the primary drive it accelerates? Windows 7 64-bit OS on z68 mobo with 64gb SSd accelerating 500gb primary.
Any insight is VEry greatly appreciated, as I'm stuck working off my iPod touch for troubleshooting.

A:Windows 7 boot fail

Update: I just tried again to boot into safe mode.
After displaying the names of some files that loaded, the system rebooted itself.
The last file that says "loaded" is classpnp.sys (i think that's what it said). Once that sits idle for a few seconds, a blue screen pops up very briefly that I cannot read.

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

A:Fail to boot with windows 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Why did my windows 7 boot fail?

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

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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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Hey guys, my 8800 gts got burned out the other day. I tried to boot but no signal from compy. I then took out the gpu and put the dvi cable to the intergrated card on my mobo. I now see the things when the comp boots the bios but afterwords, windows does not load, or at least i dont see it. What do i do to get the computer back to intergrated grapghics and such? Thank you for your help in advance
 

A:Can't boot into windows after gpu fail

possible setting is blocked in bios , press delete on start up to enter bios and ensure that first post signal is vga ion mobo ( usually option is vga auto)

if no good, unplug comp, remove csmos battery for a few mins put back in to reset bios should work then
 

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I had to do a clean install of Windows 7, because while trying to fix dual boot with Windows 8 problem, after I no longer wanted dual boot with Windows 8. My main HDD failed, I had to install another HDD, tested it, checked good, I then installed Windows 7 on it, also I used other software and erased everything from the drive that had Windows 8 installed on it.
After installing Windows 7, found that my computer won't bnoot with out Windows 7 install DVD in my dvd drive. The boot order is (1-dvdrooom, (2-First HDD), the first HDD has Windows 7 installed on it. When I try to boot computer with out install dvd in drive, it displays this at bottom of screen,
INTEL UNDI, PXE-2.1 (Build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intell Corporation
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.16 (041224)
Client Mac ADDR: 00 1E 90 3D 43 F7 Guid: FEFEFEFE-FEFE-FEFE-FEFE-FEFEFEFEFEFE
PXE-E53:No Boot filename received
PXE-M0F:Exiting PXE-Rom
I shut down my computer, restart it insert dvd into drive and let it boot into windows, and then everything is ok. After Windows 7 finished booting I went into MsConfig, then clicked the Boot Tab and this it what is there, I am including a screen shot of MsConfig.
This is the first time this has happened, and first time I have ever encountered this. I am not sure how to proceed to fix this problem. Please help, as this has really gotten me frustrated. Thank you.

A:Computer or Windows 7 fail to boot.

Can you provide the screenshot of the device manager ?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hello Everyone.

I had a dual boot with Win7 and Win8. I wanted to remove Win8 cause I was bored and didn't need it. So I used a method on this forum.
I did everything right.

Dual Boot - Delete a OS

But the boot manager failed. When I restarted I got an error saying that their is some invalid information.

I didn't have the Win 7 disc, so I put the Win 8 disc and installed it in the partition that had win 8 before, hoping that it would recognized Win 7. But hasn't.

So now I have a partition of Win 7 but it is not getting recognized. Is there any way to help this?

A:Windows Boot Manager FAIL!

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition. We will tell you how to make Win7 bootable on its own so you can delete Win8 partition when ready.

To create a Dual Boot install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add Win7 on Add OS Entry tab.

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Wins 7 machine that updated and failed to boot afterwards

Seems to be 3 Windows.old directories

I have a wins 10 recovery disk and tried to go back to previous version - but fails

Booting just stops after BIOS - no windows logo

No bad sectors on the drive

Done chkdsk /r

Thanks
 

A:Windows 10 Upgrade fail - no boot

I am confused about your posting. You say you upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. And then it doesn't boot. How then did you find out there are 3 Windows.old folders if you can't boot the machine to look inside the drive?
 

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windows cannot start.  I tried to do recovery. I selected first option from recovery menu. system keep coming back to the options after process. This process took over 45 minutes, but still not working. I plug out recovery drive and run the computer. Computer shown [install original software] than stop, and shown recovery not complete. when I click rety it show insert media. I've no idea what to do. Original windows 8 , update to windows 10 couple months ago. ***First I tried with [Under I need immediate help] then [System recover] its about 45 minute then reboot, and  shown same screen.***I tried second option that [Minimized Image Recovery], but after 45 minutes, shown same this screen  ***after unplug media drive and run computer. Process like below  ***after above process shown error like below   ***Afer I click [retry] shown like below  I plug in recovery media but not working I don't know how to do. Its all software totally lost? or should I send hp service center?Please any suggestion?  Thank

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Alright guys, this is gonna be a fun one.

I bought a new AMD AM3+ 8 core processor and Asrock mobo from Microcenter tonight, got home and stripped the old outdated Intel gear, for the AMD.

I've got all of my AMD setup wires tucked neatly, get it to it's bay, turn it on and fail..
It boots past the BIOS okay, and starts Windows loading screen, but about 20 seconds in screen goes black, and it starts the whole process over again. Same deal with trying to boot in safe mode.

I feel like I'm in deep now and didn't research enough before trying to make a big change. Probably a driver issue that i'm experiencing.

Any suggestions? I would really hate to put my old mobo back in, just so I can go and uninstall mobo drivers.

Please ignore pre-existing system information at the bottom, this is the updated relevant specs.
OLD Intel system:
Mobo - XFX 750I Extreme
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo
Video - Zotac 9800GSO
Ram - Crucial 6gb DDR2

NEW AMD system:
Mobo - Asrock 970DE3/U3S3
Processor - AMD FX 8120
Video - Pre-existing Zotac
RAM - Crucial 8gb DDR3

A:INTEL to AMD Windows Boot Fail

You forgot one thing! Once you make a major hardware change a clean install of Windows is just about always a mandate to see the best results! You can however try the Repair Install method to see if you could save the existing copy of Windows but may likely run into any number of possible problems between lingering device drivers for hardwares and chipset no longer seen as well as other things!

The best practical advice anyone can give you for this however is still to see a Clean Install Windows 7

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For a variety of reasons I have wiped the hard drive. I want to install windows 7 ultimate, and when I boot from the bootable usb, the screen end up black with a blinking cursor on the top left.

A:Bootable usb fail to boot up windows 7 installation.

try following the steps in the link below:

Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

If that does not help any post back and we can go from there.

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Hi please help i have got a dell OptiPlex 755 (discontinued model)

i boot up that takes a bit longer than normal then it goes to the windows 7 logo twirly thing it pauses half way through a flash of blue screen (too short to get a code) then it restarts i can then go to the option to start up recovery or start normally i go to recovery it scans my system wants to send something to Microsoft. i have also tried boot rec.exe that didn?t work

i have just got hold of windows vista and xp instillation disk i am going to try that.

Please help

Also see my vid of what it does http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ6rwHmGNhk

Thank you

A:windows 7 dell optiplex 755 boot fail

You could download the appropriate .iso file, burn it to disc, and then try to repair your computer.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

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I have a Lenove B40-45 Model Name: 80F5, the preinstalled windows 8 was have problems and today I dedcided to install win 7, the Laptop has no dvd rom, I used a different computer to install win 7 but upon putting it back it says EFI Network 0 for IPV4 ( F0-76-1C-32-A8) Boot Failed. when I try to to enter Bios it gives me EFI PXE Network. please how do I solve this problem
 
Mod's Edit: Updated Subject line with nature of issue and moved post to its own thread.
 

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Hey,
So yesterday I installed Windows 7 on a laptop, there wasnt enough room for an upgrade so did a new install. The install went find until I had to enter information, Name, password, internet settings etc.
Here a red cross came on the screen and the laptop crashed
When the laptop restarted nothing happened. It went to a black screen and there is a a flashing underscore _ in the top right hand corner. that is it.
I can access the boot menu but cant boot from either hard drive installed in the computer which makes me think its an IDE cable fail. I can basically only boot from disc which just tries to make me install Windows 7 again and none of the repair options work. But if it lets me install windows to hard drive again it cant be an IDE fail surely? I need help ASAP
Thanks

A:Windows Install Boot Fail. Emergency Help

I would go to the manufacturers website of the make of hard drive you have. Download their harddrive diagnostic tool or, use a third party one to test your hard drive. If all goes well you may have a bad copy of Windows. Might be a corrupted file on the disk or bad disk.

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OS: windows 7 64 home premium
CPU: i7 3770
MOBO: ASUS P7Z77_M
HDD: Seagate 2TB
RAM: kingston hyperX 16 gb


alright, so i had an issue with deleting a steam folder that was corrupted. after googling a while i learned i should run chkdsk (checkdisk) when you rightclick on your hdd 'properties, under tools tab' etc.

so after that i just rebooted my pc and everything was normal, i could delete the folder. then i got a few windows updates, which i just ran. and rebooted normally. after a while, surfing a bit, then playing a videogame, my computer just crashed with bluescreen.

ever since then i couldnt boot up my pc normally again.
i do manage to get the BIOS screen, then the windows logo 'loading', but then it just gets me a blue screen again.


so the errors on the blue screen im getting is:
ntkrnlpa.exe
0xc0000098

and something along these lines:
STOP: 0x0000007E
(0xFFFFFFFFC000000S , 0xFFFFF88000E0DE3A, 0XFFFFF880009A8B78, 0xFFFFF880009A83D0)
wdf01000.sys - Adress FFFFF88000E0DE3A


it might be worth mentioning i had intel rapid storage techonlogy, which uses an ssd for caching. i thought this was the problem, and removed the ssd but no results.

I've tried some system recovery methods, like the bootup autofixer or system restore point but they failed aswell.

after reading something about MBR: ' bootrec.exe /FixMbr '
(source:How to Fix Windows 7 When It Fails to Boot)
i decided to give that a try.

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A:windows boot fail, can only enter BIOS

Hi qzysc2 welcome to SevenForums

Lets try this



   Warning
You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE




   Tip
Download the Tool from a non infected PC


Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Choose one that goes with your OS bit version . Save the file to a USB Flash drive

32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64




   Note
Click the button and right-click Computer .Select Properties . Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System


Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
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TLDR::
Had Windows 8.1, attempted upgrade to Windows 10, upgrade failed.  Laptop won't boot.  Getting error that Interwebs indicates is an AVG anti-virus issue with W10 upgrade.  AVG recommendation is to rename avg system files and try boot again.  I can't access the file system of the hard drive to make the changes to the files.  Also, I would like to access the file system to backup the existing data files.
 
 
Long story below....
 
Lenovo G580 laptop.
Was running Windows 8.1.
Upgrade to Windows 10 attempted.  I wasn't there for this part but I was told the laptop took a long time and rebooted a few times but then eventually it comes up to this error:
 
"Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired
A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.
Error code: 0xc0000225
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media.  If you don't ahve any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administration or PC manufacturer.
Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings"
 
If I press Enter, I the computer reboots and within a few seconds comes back to this:
 
"Recovery....
The operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors.
File: \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\avgidsha.sys
Error code: 0xc0000359
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A:Windows 8.1 to 10 upgrade fail; No boot; avgidsha.sys

Hey...  I was able to access the drive when connected via the USB hard drive cradle on the latest version of Ubuntu.  The older version of Ubuntu only showed the drive but gave me no options to access it.
 
It appears that the drive might be failing.  I was able to copy the data I wanted.  I was also able to modify the avg system files as directed in the AVG support link provided in my previous post.  However, the system will still not boot.  Now it gets me back to essentially the same place as before but now it balks at file avgboot.sys or something like that.  However, this file was renamed in the earlier step, so I'm not sure what is going on there.
 
Anyway, I got my data and suspect the drive is failing, so I'm just going to replace the drive and install Windows 10 fresh.

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Hello!
I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my notebook ASUS U36SD. It worked perfectly fine for 4 months.
Recently, I decided to install the last version of Ubuntu, 11.11. From now, Windows 7 doen't want to boot: It freezes at the boot screen. I tried to use the repair mode, but it failed. I also tried the safe mode. It still does't boot and freeze when loading CLASSPNP.SYS.

Please, do you have an idea about how to solve this problem?

A:Windows 7 fail to boot after ubuntu installation

After an installation of ubuntu, my C: partition, where Windows 7 is installed is corrupted.
From linux, I can read it and access the disk, but the windows recovery environment doen't detect it.

I think that it is because my partition is also hidden (0x17)
Do you know how to unhide this partition from linux, or to make a chkdsk on it from the recovery environment?

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Hi guys I have just had my computer in for repairs and the ssd disk was changed. I was running windows 10 before and everything was perfect until an update ruined it all. Long story wont go into that  Anyway so i unstall all my software and do an update to windows 10. All the preps and so seems to go fine. Then it reboots and is stuck. Never moves. I see faint HDD activity but i let it run for 8 hours and still nothing, still gangs in the acer boot window. It is after the bios load, because i can access that if i am fast and press f2. After a while i gave up and thought perhaps it was just a fluke so i used my recovery dvd's and reinstalled my system and office and outlook and .... After about 5 hours installation my system was ready to go. So i decided lets try again. And yet again same failure. Simply hangs with the Acer Logo. I called Microsoft and the told me to do a startup repair. However that is not possible, i can get it into the repair mode but none of the functions work. So they said it was a hardware thing but everywhere i look it states the v3-772 should have no problem with the windows 10. I am normally quite good at fixing my own problems but in order to fix a problem i need an error or errorcode or something to go from. Does anyone have any idea what to do?

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Hey all. I have a question. My keyboard and mouse are bouth USB, and every time i restart my comp, they work in dos but once windows boots up they just stop working. If i plug in a PS2 mouse and reboot the computer, they USB devices start to work again. I have all the drivers installed and everything, anyone know why the USB keyboard and mouse would stop working like that?
 

A:Keyboard and Mouse Fail upon windows boot up

What model is your motherboard?
 

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I have a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on an Intel 660P PCI-E NVME drive, it is working perfect.
I wopuld like to uppgrade my hardware, i need to uppgrade to Windows 10.
When i uppgraded to Windows 10 on the old (W8.1 compatible) hardware, it says after rebooting:

can not boot from the drive - "incassible boot drive", does not boot.
I had to downgrade back to windows 8.1 it can boot again.
The uppgraded system can boot on a SATA SSD, but not the PCI-E NVME M.2 SSD.

What can I do, i have a lot of installed program on my system, a want to uppgrade to 10.
It is working hardware with a clean windows 10 install, but it does not boot with the uppgrade.
I want to keep my PCI-E NVME M.2 SSD and all my installed programs on a Windows, but i need Windows 10 for the hardware uppgrade, but how should i uppgrade to get a boot?

What can I do ?
sincerelly
jmdrh

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Introduction




Hello, I'm running multiboot installation on machine with UEFI. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed managed by Grub at startup and I have laptop working like this for about half a year. By the time... I'm using Windows 10 very rarely I rather
use linux for my everyday work. But yesterday I need to, and very disturbing BSOD appeared.



Recovery

Your PC couldn't start properly

A required device isn't connected or can't be acessed

Error code 0xc0000001



I cannot log into safe mode. System just hangs at the boot screen and shutdown laptop itself after couple of minutes.




I haven't made any hardware changes ever.I haven't made any driver changes.I do not mess up with any Windows directory but I have Windows partition mounted in Ubuntu.I do not mess up with EFI partition recently.Last time I have using Windows installation is about 2 weeks ago.System sometimes instead of showing BSOD is hanging at the boot screen.




I have googling for fixes fo hours. So I made USB with my Windows 10 installation (exactly the same from which I have Windows installed) and run Windows Recovery Envoirnemt. My laptop is hp 8560w. 



Fixes and failures



Restore default settings in firmware setting (aka BIOS) - nothing changes



Windows Recovery Environment


System restore



I got message. "To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows Installation to restore. Restart this computer, select a... Read more

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Hey all.

Hope someone can help me. I've searched my way through google and seen a lot of people with this problem but it doesn't seem to have happened to anyone except myself directly after the Feb 13th update for Windows.

After I update and shutdown, when trying to boot up the PC again, it will get to the Windows 8 logo with the loading graphic, then at the point where it would usually display the start menu (as always after booting, do not have a login on boot set up) it will just bin out to an intermittent flashing black screen, it flashes about ever 3 secs. If I click with the mouse then the cursor appears and stays there until the next flash where it disappears until being clicked again.

The only way around it that I have managed to find so far is to hit F12 on the motherboard splash screen to get into the boot menu. After changing absolutely nothing on here (I'm not savvy enough to fiddle around in a BiOS, I do networks not pc tweaking!) and simply exiting it, it will then give me the "Windows failed to boot properly" screen and allows me to system restore from there. I can restore back to the 8th of Feb before the update, and everything is absolutely fine. So, I did that, and sure enough after a day or so when I went to shutdown it asked me to update and shutdown again. I did, to see if the same thing would happen, and sure enough it did. So I've had to restore back to the 8th again and lose any work/files I've done in the last day.

Has anyone ... Read more

A:Windows 8 fails to boot after most recent update. Intermittent flashing screen.

If your problem seems to be specific to one update, what update is it? We can see if any "known-issues" are published.

Till then, visit Windows Update manually, and select Check for Updates. Then, from the list of updates, right-click the one that is producing the problem, and select "Hide update". Then exit Windows update.

You can always later try that update, after enough time has gone by and Microsoft might have released an updated version that will fix its bad side-effects. [you'll use the "restore hidden updates" option to see that update in the list agaiin].

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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I have a 8GB Sandisk SD that I have used successfully for all sorts of things. Now I'm trying to prep it for an Install device for Windows 7 or 8 or whatever, and for some reason the Win7 Utility cannot write to it. I checked the physical lock, reformatted it to Fat 32 and retried, with same result. I'm guessing there is something on there that I cannot see that is trouble. within the tool menu I can access the device, find the .iso, run it, but it fails saying "cannot write to this device".

how to fix?

A:Win 7 USB Boot/iso Utility can't write to my sandisk sd

Use Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu.

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Hey guys.

I run a WinXP with SP 3.

My computer has been running fine until yesterday when I got a couple of error pop ups, which I clicked by fast, followed by a bluescreen. I restarted my machine and now WinXP can't boot. It gets to the loading screen, but when the loading is done, the computer just restarts itself. Then i'm prompted to chose if I want to start windows in fail safe mode. In fail safe mode everything runs fine. I ran through my computer with Kaspersky once, then once with Avast. Also I ran it through once with Anti-Malware Bytes. All done in fail safe mode, but with no results.

I got prompted to use WinXP system restore when into fail safe mode. But apparently I have no old configurations from a past date to use!

I turned off auto reboot to be able to see the error message, and I got the following:

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xB9F92091, OxBACC7384, 0x00000000)

k71.sys - Adress B9F92091 base at B9F90000, Datestamp 48849e41

I still can't get windows to work normaly, i'm writing this in fail safe mode. I'm not really sure what to do from here. It's very frustrating!

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Windows XP won't boot, can only start in fail safe mode!

Disable or uninstall Kaspersky and try booting in Normal Mode again. k71.sys is related to Kaspersky.
 

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I attempted to reset windows 10 after update failed due to lack of memory (disc is full of temp files I can't delete). I naively thought the reset would get rid of the temp files. the reset failed, now the thing won't boot. gets stuck at lenovo logo flashing on and off slowly. the notebook is only 4 weeks old but I can't return it as it is now past the statutory return period in UK. it came with windows 10 installed. I've tried holding  the power button for 10 secs but makes no difference. any suggestions?   Allan













Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:Boot fail after unsuccesful windows 10 reset (Yoga 300)

Have you tried to boot into one touch recovery? If not, turn off the Yoga then press and hold the OTR button. Good luck!

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Hi, I just got a ZBook15 G3 and I pulled out the 500GB spinning HDD and replaced w/ my SanDisk 960GB (1TB) SSD that was booting Win7 Ent and working fine in my prior Zbook G1 and now the G3 won't boot it.  It says something like "Please Install an OS on this Dsik"  (3F0). The Diag utility will gladly test the SATA AHCI SSD and report no issues...at least for the Quick Test Has anyone seen this behavior before and can you offer any solutions ? I am going to scheck to see if the BIOS needs updating but this is rather unnerving ThanksBigDaddy68_1 

A:Zbook15 G3 won't boot Win7 SanDisk SSD that came out of Zboo...

Maybe @Huffer can offer some help.

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Hello when this problem started i have tryed to fix it with startup repair but with no luck and i tryed to make a system restore also but it said it hasnt fount any restore points. I have created a log with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool. Can you please have a look and tell me what i should do ?
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 10-03-2013 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 13-03-2013 13:29:25
Running from F:\FRST
Windows 7 Ultimate   (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDVCPL] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [10996368 2012-06-11] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKU\User\...\Run: [AdobeBridge]  [x]
Tcpip\Parameters: [DhcpNameServer] 192.168.2.1
==================== Services (Whitelisted) ===================
2 Autodesk Content Service; "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Content Service\Connect.Service.ContentService.exe" [19232 2012-01-31] (Autodesk, Inc.)
3 cphs; C:\Windows\System32\IntelCpHeciSvc.exe [277024 2012-10-10] (Intel Corporation)
3 FLEXnet Licensing Service; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe" [1044816 2013-02-04] (Flexera Software, Inc.)
3 MozillaMaintenance; "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe" [115608 2013-02-28] (Mozilla Foundation)
2 SepMasterService; "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\12.1.2015.2015.105... Read more

A:Windows 7 Fail to boot and Startup repair Offline say Bad Driver

can someone help me please ?

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Hello everyone

A couple days ago windows forced my computer to update the update didn't install correctly
Or is broken
When i start my computer i get a black screen with cursor
I know it is not a virus or a piece of malware or anything hardware related

Nothing works but i can access the repair thing
System repair dont work because of errors (ask and i will post them) (install disk cant repair either)
I dont want to lose my microsoft office 2010 for i dont have anymoney to buy a new copy
And its also been discontinued

Anyone know how to fix or replace the install only. so no programs or documents films or games are lost?

A:Windows 7 Wont boot and repair cant complete (Update fail)

Can you boot to Safe Mode?
What errors do you get from System Restore?
Have you tried Startup Repair? - what error messages did you get?

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Hi everyone,
recently I bought a new laptop, MSI GP70 which came with Windows 8... I tried it for few weeks and than I decided to downgrade it to Windows 7. So, I did it, everything went well, I was using Windows 7 for couple of weeks, but now I have a problem...
Last night I didn't turn it off, and in the morning i got black screen saying:

"Reboot and select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key..."

So, here's the problem. I have hybrid hard drive (24GB SSD + 1TB HDD), which is divided to C:\, D:\ and E:\. My laptop can recognize hard disk so it's not dead. I can't start up, because it can't boot it, and I can't reinstall/repair Windows because it says:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

I'll also provide pictures of my BIOS in attachments. You can see the settings and all boot devices.

I did a bit of research, and I came across that if you have 2 hard drives it may confuse Windows 7 (and Vista), so disconnecting one of them will solve the problem, that could be my case due to hybrid hard drive, I'm not sure. And the problem is that I can't open my laptop, because I will lose the warranty.

So, does anyone know what should I do to make it work again? I have some files on my e:\ drive which I would like to keep I've tried everything and I couldn't s... Read more

A:Fail to start up - Can't boot hard drive - Windows cannot be installed

I don't see where either Legacy BIOS or CSM are enabled, just Legacy Boot - is there a panel not shown? But that may be enough to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 if that's what worked for install.

That makes it easier to repair. Confirm the 100mb System Reserved (preferred if you have it) or C is Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to see if it will start.

Different hybrid hard drives require different install procedures. If it's Intel Rapid Storage Technology it normally requires being turned off in BIOS for install, then enabled to activate the 24gb caching drive. But since IRST can also be problematic many leave it disabled. We've even helped users install to the SSD their OS and programs with the data folders linked from HDD, it worked and they wanted to keep it.

Read your Manual on the PC's Support Downloads webpage to see exactly how yours works. It would also help if you could post back a camera snap of Partition Wizard CD
drive map and listings. That tool can also mark Active and add another step which helps start Win7 by running Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR - Video Help.

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Hey

So I am sorry for not having more information about my computer...seeing as I cant access windows anymore I have no idea what CPU, memory, etc this laptop has.

Anyway. So what happened today was I stated my computer it was fine and all of a sudden it went to blue screen.

This has happened before, but usually the computer restarts and it works fine.

Now at first i restart the computer and it says reboot and select the proper boot device so I restart hit f2 and selected what was my primary hard drive which is ST9750423AS.

Anyway i selected that and the computer wouldnt start. It went to the windows logo and would not start. After it went to blue screen again and restarted and prompted me to launch startup repair. Which i did then.

Startup repair found no solution and asked me to send this to microsoft, i did that as well.

After this I tried system restore...wouldnt work i get an error saying it cant find the file. Anything i try with repairs give the same result and so i restarted my computer again.

It wont get past the windows logo and when i hit f2 again...my ST9705423AS wasnt there anymore...i got scared and was thinking this is it all my files are gone and my hard drive is dead. However after numerous reboots...now it showed up again!

Alas i have no idea what to do next. I have tried all the options I knew but now this is as far as my computer savyness goes. And I know it isnt that far to begin with.

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A:Asus Computer Blue Screen, then windows fail to boot up

Hi,

Can you access the Advanced boot options?

Advanced Boot Options
Choose Last known Good Configuration



   Tip
Use the up-arrow and down-arrow keys to move the menu’s highlight to Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced), and then press Enter as the mouse won’t work at this screen.


Your computer should load successfully, and Windows 7 will discard the bad configuration and return permanently to the last known good configuration.

If it doesnt boot normally, you’ll want to get a System Repair Disk and try going back to the last System Restore Point (You may have to use a friends computer)

Hope this helps

cheers

Dave

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I'm getting this error message after trying to upgrade my hard drive to an SanDisk SSD Plus Drive: Boot Device Not FoundHard Disk (3F0) I cloned my existing installation to the new SSD using Macrium Reflect Is the BIOS not recognizing my new SSD? Any help is appreciated. Nam

A:HP Pavilion g6-2235us "Boot Device Not Found" SanDisk SSD Pl...

  Is the SSD showing up in the boot order in the BIOS? What size was the old drive and what size is the SSD? I suspect you have a clone that did not get the boot sector copied over correctly. 

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Hi I've edited this post to make users aware the Sandisk Ultra II SSD has issues with the 450 G3 in legacy mode.  It's simply not visible in the boot options under legacy only UEFI.  I have spent hours and hours and it doesn't work on a 240 and 480 gb models I have running the latest firmware.  I've posted messages on the Sandisk forums reporting the very likely bug. I think I'll stick to Samsung which 850 Evo works perfectly! 

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Hi I've edited this post to make users aware the Sandisk Ultra II SSD has issues with the 450 G3 in legacy mode.  It's simply not visible in the boot options under legacy only UEFI.  I have spent hours and hours and it doesn't work on a 240 and 480 gb models I have running the latest firmware.  I've posted messages on the Sandisk forums reporting the very likely bug. I think I'll stick to Samsung which 850 Evo works perfectly! 

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Hello,

I restarted my windows 7 Compaq NX 7400 laptop yesterday after an automatic windows update and since that time I have been unable to reboot my laptop. I have tried all recovery/repair options on the windows installation disc but to date now have worked.

The message shown is "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause". I having exhausted all the repair options and now worked, I opted to to do another installation on the same partition;after all files were copied and the machine rebooted I ran into the same problem; only this time the error was "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: File: \windows\system32\winload.exe status: 0xc000000f"

I need some urgent help please.

A:Windows 7 fail to boot after windows update

I am unclear as to whether safe mode will boot right now.
Have you tried that?
It sounds like you have a corrupt windows file (possibly an indication of a failing hard drive) normally I would just start safe mode with command prompt and run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

I'm unclear if you are able to do that at the moment though.

I'm thinking I'll have to go with failing hard drive if this has happened twice in a row though.
Though I also notice there is no official windows 7 support from compaq/hp for your laptop either.
It could simply be a bunch of drivers failing.

Either way if you are unable to run a SFC a repair install is probably your best bet. It will reset the windows settings but should leave programs and files still functional.

Repair Install

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