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Q: Unable to boot from CD

I am trying to format my computer to install Windows 7 as support for my current system XP Pro. runs out in 2014. My problem is the computer refuses to boot to the Win 7 installation disc I might add this is a legally bought retail disc of Win 7 Home premium with valid key. I go into the BIOS set the boot sequence to CD first HDD second when the splash screen comes to press any key to boot from CD it just continues a normal boot into Win XP.

I have checked the installation disc in my spare computer and it starts to load the Win 7 OS with no problem so that confirms the disc is OK. I have re-set the CMOS, disconnected the onboard optical drive and tried an external optical drive went back into the BIOS and set it to boot from the USB CD Drive but all to no avail. I have run scans with AVG, Malawarebytes, Super Anti Spyware, and the E set online scanner all have come up clean. Also I have tried booting with other bootable disc i,e, Killdisc and so forth, none of them will boot after I hit any key to boot when the splash screen appears. I have also tried to set the boot menu in F12 to CD first but when I enter it the up and down keys on the screen to change the boot sequence are not active.

I disconnected everything from the computer except my keyboard and tried to boot to the disc, but that did not work. I would have tried a non USB keyboard but my MOBO only supports USB. My computer specs are as follows.

OS WinXP Pro SP3
MOBO Gigabyte GA-MA74GM52H
Chipset AMD Radeon 2100
HDD Maxtor 80 GB
Ram 2048 MB (two sticks)
DVD/CD Drive Toshiba
Network Card Realtek

I have googled the life out of this problem but to date I have not found a solution, perhaps someone in the forum has an answer.

Shipboard.

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Preferred Solution: Unable to boot from CD

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A: Unable to boot from CD

Hi here is the manual for your board page 31 deals with bios and settings http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...74gm-s2h_e.pdf

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Win 7x64
Acer-5251
Everything seems to be working fine, but as the title suggests, when i tap F8 the Advanced boot options DO appear, but when i engage "Repair Windows" it just goes into a normal boot. Ive tried booting from my installation CD that i've purchased from Acer, but does nothing. And Yes My CD Drive is working, as well having this set as top priority in BIOS and CD is in good condition.

In addition to this, ive tried using the "Advanced Recovery options" from within Windows itself but when i go to click restart computer, i get an error message, with red-x, stating windows is unable to restart.

Additional info that may be relevant, is that a few months ago, i had a friend work on my computer, because windows wouldnt boot at all. When My laptop was returned to me, everything was fresh, but there was missing programs etc...He said, he had to format the hard drive to get it up and running again.

Anyway i appreciate any help as to what i should i do next, or answer any questions you may have-Thank-you!

A:Unable to access System Recovery in Boot Menu, and unable to boot disk

Quote:
He said, he had to format the hard drive to get it up and running again.


What type of Windows DVD was used?

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Hi,
Question Re: XPS 8700 with Windows 8.1.  if computer is no longer able to boot into Windows.
And Restore is not able to correct issue. 
And Refresh is unable to correct issue.
But Dell Backup and Recovery indicates no issues were found and now asks to Reinstall Operating System.
is Installation Restore/Original Image Media required to complete the Reinstallation usind Dell Backup and Recovery?
Alternatively if the Reset My PC option is used is Installation media required?
Thanks.

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When I try to start my laptop the 'Acer' logo flashes with 'press f2 to enter setup, f12 to change boot device, then to a black screen with a flashing cursor but unable to type, then screen turns off and it just repeats over and over. I'm unable to start in safe mode. I don't have the original Windows disc and no access to another computer, at this stage. I have a wireless keyboard and when I plug in the dongle am able to use it. 
 
If I press f2 then I'm able to access 'Phoenix Securecore Tiano Setup' with tabs for Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit.
 
Before the laptop refused to start it was having an error about not being able to write to drive. I ran two programs, one anti malware and the other I think was Glary. I was able to start both in normal and safe mode at this stage.
 
Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Dumbed down advice would be great! 
 
Acer Aspire 4752
Windows 7
Intel Core i3-2350m cpu @ 2.30ghz
 

A:Windows 7 Acer laptop unable to boot, unable to use safemode

It sounds like your HDD is broken.
 
Sorry, it really sounds that way.
 
Ultimate Boot CD has a range of tools that will help you confirm this. (look in the HDD Diagnosis section on the list)
 
Burn the disk and boot it, run the tool you choose...

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Hi,
This morning I went to use my laptop and it is no longer booting.  The power will come on and the power button lights up, the keyboard lights up.  If I let it sit it will stop running after around 30 seconds to 1 minute.
If I click the power button after it started, I can hear the fans spin up then the system shut down.  I have ran the LCD test and it works.  Their is no boot screen at all or dell screen.
I updated the bios last week and I had run it since.  I also took the whole thing apart today to remove the bios battery for 1 minute and put it back together but it still does not run.
Is their a way to diagnose motherboard issues?  why would it not boot or is their more steps to look at?Thank you

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Hi.

I accidently installed grub onto the seven boot partition. I can't boot into seven. It loads the ubuntu select os screen, I select WIndows 7 (Loader), and it justs goes back to the ubuntu select os.

Please can someone help?

I still have windows 7 installed, and I have full access to ubuntu.

A:Accidently installed grub onto windows 7 boot partiton. Unable to boot

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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After deleting the partition on which Ubuntu was installed and enlarging the windows partition to fill the old space at the same time( stupid I know), I am unable to boot to Windows 7. All I see is a command line message that says Unknown File System and on the next line says Grub Rescue> with the option to input commands. After looking at this forum and Ubuntu forums I'm still unable to resolve the issue. I would like to be able to boot into windows 7.

A:Unable to boot Windows 7 after unistalling Ubuntu Dual boot

You'll have to restore your Master Boot Record. See this tutorial:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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Hi,
My pc (win 8, IE9, 64 bit) started behaving oddly suddenly before refusing to go any further now saying unable to find boot drive, please insert boot disk and press any key.
Is this terminal and have I lost all data on that pc? Will taking it to a pc wizard do any good?
I am in Australia
I hope someone can offer productive advice
Fiona

A:Unable to find boot drive insert boot disk

Welcome,
I'm assuming that you are currently communicating from another computer.
Do you have the installation disk? If not, then the trip to the PC wizard sounds like a wise choice.
The data loss will depend on what is wrong and when you made your last backup. It could be very little to total.
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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Hello there,

I have a problem. I have a dual boot computer with Xp on C: and Win2k3 on D:

As my XP is behaving very weird lately, I intend to reinstall my C: again with XP again. But if I do so, my Win2K3 on D: will fail to start. I have done this experiment on a spare machine.

Does anyone know how I can reinstall XP on my C: and yet make sure that my Win2K3 still works well on my D: ?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Win2K3 unable to boot after installing WinXP as a dual boot

Yes. You need to restore the boot environment that was installed with Windows 2003 server. Its more up to date than the one that was installed with XP, and is capable of booting both, whereas the older XP one you now have can only boot XP and not 2003.

I believe you will be able to get round this:

Install XP.

Backup your boot.ini file.

Boot from your Windows 2003 CD and begin an installation.

After the text based stage, where the files are copied to the hard drive, STOP THE INSTALLATION BEFORE THE GRAPHICAL STAGE, AND DON'T FORMAT!!!! You can do this by booting from the Windows 2003 CD instead of the HDD.

Then, boot from the Windows 2003 CD into recovery console, and rename your old boot.ini file as the new one.

Basically, you are wanting the Windows 2003 installation program to write its boot environment to the HDD again, but not to reinstall the OS.

You get around this in future by installing OSes in the order they were released, from the oldest to the newest, so that the following would be installed in this order:

Windows 95
Windiws 98
Windows NT 4
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 2003


I hope this helps. Sorry if this is a little vague but its early in the morning. Post back if you still have questions, but I've encountered this problem many times and that was how I fixed it. I don't recall fixboot or fixmbr from the recovery console helping.
 

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Hello,

I own a HP Pavilion Tablet with Vista Business. I haven't noticed it until just recently that the CD-ROM drive disappeared off device manager. In an attempt to remedy the problem (hoping it was a software problem), I do what I usually do: rstrui. When recent restore dates didn't work, I turned the clock back the oldest state I had, which was back in late September. Next thing I knew, it wouldn't boot properly. It would pass the initial stage but would eventually end up on a blank screen. However, the cursor is visible (and movable). I can't progress through this point. BIOs is unreachable and it cannot boot from CD. I am unsure as to how to proceed from here. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
 

A:Unable to Boot; Unable to detect CD

First and foremost, read your manual as to how to do a system recovery. There will be a key or key combo to hit when powering up like F11 or whatever. This starts the system recovery.

Note many of these will overwrite ALL data on the drive. If there is info you need ie work files, data files, etc; I would pull the drive and slave it to a working system. Copy whatever data you need. Reinstall the drive and do the recovery.
 

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So I recently got some laptop parts to upgrade my laptop with from my friend who had the same model. Everything was working until I switched the harddrive (Big mistake). I thought since the model of laptops was the same, it could just be swapped in, but I was wrong and now I can't completely bootup my laptop with either drives. (I'm currently trying my fixes on my original drive)

On a restart after it downloaded some drivers, the device scanned the harddrive for consistency which deleted a few things. Since then it is mostly unable to boot (there have been a few times that it booted up but they are few and eventually they shut itself back down) and throws me in a bootloop even after I switched the original harddrive back in. I can boot it up successfully into safemode and use my windows recovery disc to boot up my laptop but neither of those are permanent fixes.

I've tried using the built in startup repair multiple times but it says it is unable to fix the problem. Looking at the logs of the scan, it says the root of the problem is a corrupt system volume disk.

I've also tried using system restore to earlier time but no luck. I've tried last known good configuration but didn't work.

I've tried performing a chkdsk function which was not able to fix the problem.

I've tried using bootrec. one of the functions showed that I had 0 windows installed. looking up and following the /rebuildbcd function from the microsoft site I fixed that problem so that it shows ... Read more

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Having problem with son's HP desktop.  When it boots, press the Esc key, get a boot menu. But ... unable to select ANY of the items.  Keyboard is not recognized when in this menu. Tried several different keyboards -- same symptoms on all. Also, despite having the CD/DVD device first in the boot order, when have bootable CD or DVD in the drive, see the text come up to press a key to boot from that device, but it does not boot from the disk, instead it puts up a message about booting from the system -- and once again, the keyboard(s) appear to be nonfunctional at this point. Product number: XX094AV Looked on the HP site to see if there is a BIOS update, but there is no BIOS listed. Could use some help on this. thanks

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When I start the machine (XP Pro), it wonít boot in any mode. Going via F2 I can get to boot from CD but I donít have an XP recovery CD for the machine as it was an OEM with pre-installed XP (Tried a friendís XP Pro Recovery disc but it just gets me to Unmountable Boot Volume)

Have run Ubuntu (which works) and have recovered my files but would like to recover the XP OS if possible. Is there any way I can use Ubuntu to recover (as the HDD is obviously ok). Sorry havenít got any info re the machine apart from its a Toshiba U400.

Any thoughts would be really appreciated
 

A:Solved: Unable to boot XP - Unmountable Boot Volume

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The problem about which I'm posting is with a Gateway 820gm XP Media Center 2005 PC. Some background information on the state of this PC before the incident:The system's main hard drive died last week (no mystery, I dropped the friggin' thing), so I recently put in a new HD and reinstalled the operating system. After many hours downloading all of the Windows Service Packs and other updates (the most recent of which was the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack), the PC was finally back up and running, and was doing so quite smoothly.I typically leave my PC on overnight and use an alarm clock program to wake myself up. When I awoke to my cell phone alarm instead, I noticed the usual signs of a power outage. (12:00 blink on microwave, stereo, etc.) Naturally, I switched on my computer. Then...The computer began to boot as normal and prompted me for the boot password, which it took as expected. It then continued to the usual Windows splash screen that precedes the Welcome Screen or the Desktop (depending on user settings). However, after the Windows splash screen, my monitors remained blank. After several minutes and, wondering if this was just a display failure, I began to take actions that would normally result in sound output (activating Windows Media Center, keying Shift 5 times for the StickyKeys beep, etc.) No result. I tested the "sleep" button on my keyboard which also yielded no result. I then did a hard reboot. Once more, I entered the boot pa... Read more

A:Unable to boot/incomplete boot after power outage

Only a question do you run a battery backup or just a power strip? It is possible that you got hit with a mild surge, only a guess!

Phil

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Hi,

In my hard-disk i have total 4 partition ©:windows, (D):data, (E):HP Recovery Manager and (F):Windows 7. Therefore Initial Stage where Windows Boot Manager loads i use to get two option whether want to load from windows 7 or Windows vista.

But some few days back my pc were infected with trojon, etc. Then i used HP Recovery Manager to restore my PC to default factory settings. After re-installing Windows Vista from the Recovery manager, I reconize that i am unable to boot to my Windows 7. I think Boot Manager has been disturbed. If i place Windows 7 DVD then windows files load and then hangs for few mins and then message displays that
"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred."

I dint Attach any removable storage to my pc.

I have tried EasyBCD 2.1, but installation stops in middle and program exits without installing it.

Therefore how to boot from Windows 7 and fix the Boot Manager, where i can load in both the windows version.

So can anyone help with it as soon as possible, bec... Read more

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Hey all.
This is probably the biggest problem i've encountered with windows ever and i actually suspect its my hardware but not sure how to prove it and what step to take next if it is.

I have w7 installed on a SSD 64gig (C ) and most of my apps/games etc on a standard 1tb HDD (E )

The problem:
-as of yesterday, on starting the computer, windows 7 fails to boot, it goes to the w7 splash screen for about 15secs and then the monitor flickers off and the system restarts. W7 then gives the option to start normally or in repair mode.
-I've gone through repair mode now and tried both the startup repair (9 times, it finds no specific problem),
-the system restore, which lists 3 possible restore points (each one says success but then the same loop as above occurrs anyway)
-Ive also tried the bootrec commands via the command prompt available in system recovery.
-When i try to boot in with safe mode it goes black with a cursor and stops there
-when i try to boot via the dvd, it loads the windows background and cursor and stops there.
-In safe mode via the dvd it loads black screen and the 'safe mode' text in each corner and white cursor and stops there.

so at the moment i can't actually even do a repair or even clean reinstall via the disc which is pretty disturbing.
I've also tried chckdsk and used chkdsk /fix. this did report problems on the C drive and the /f run did say it corrected things on the ssd but still i am unable to load or boot via safe/system recover or ev... Read more

A:Win7 boot failure, DVD unable to reinstall/boot

Welcome!

All these symptoms point to a hardware issue to me as well. In particular, the part about the monitor flickering off draws my attention, because I wonder if it is a video card problem.

Do you have another graphics card you can use? If you are using a real video card, use the onboard graphics to test with if you have them.

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Hi there!
My samsung laptop is unable to boot and it is showing an error 0xc0000001 ( you will need to use the recovery tools on your installation media). I don't have any recovery tool and I am unable to boot in any mode. I have also tried to install a new OS but no external media is working. Please help me.
 

A:Inaccesible boot device, Unable to boot in any mode.

welcome to the forum

first to unplug usbs, battery and power if plugged in. press the start button and hold for 30 secs. replace power, battery and reboot.
 

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Dear All,

My computer has been infected with a Boot.TidServ.B virus.

Norton Recovery Tool has detected it, but can't fix it. Is Norton Power Eraser likely to be able to kill this kind of virus? What other options are available? NB the computer can't boot up, including in Safe Mode, so any solution would have to be run from CD/DVD ROM.

I've done a bit of research and come across an application called "TDSSkiller" from Kaspersky - is this likely to work? Note that, again, it would have to be run-able from CDROM.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Boot.TidServ.B virus on computer, unable to boot

dantilley & MarrzlHello and to the BC forums.Please sit tight and be patient.I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in un-bootable computers respond to your topic.Thank you.

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hey guys,

i m having a hardware error,on my windows vista...recently due to battery problem.. i had to do alot of restarts during the windows was being loaded.... and after one point it stopped ... so what happens is the bar keeps on comming and .... after one point is kinda freezes.. and if i try to go via safe mode... it stops after one particular file...hangs
on trying to reinstall... it hangs ..when it says press any key to install from this disk"...

so i believe my hardisk might have been corupted..and also.. ido hear strange noises from hardisk at startup....(screeching noise.. 3 to 4 times )... otherwise... when i put the other hardisk...my computer is fine

for information: it is vista genuine. with 4 gb ram and 100gb hardisk.... intel centrino.

also i dont get any kind of error.that i can tell you about!!
 

A:hardware error!unable to start,boot, or do anything on boot up

Sounds like the Hard drive is having problems....you should not hear that type of noise from the Hard drive.
 

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Problem
My hard drive will not boot without using a bootable CD to reference the Windows partition.

Symptom
When I power on my computer, the BIOS POST displays, then a black screen with a blinking cursor (_) in the top left appears. Nothing happens after this, no error messages or anything.

Current Workaround
I can place Hiren's BootCD (Hiren's BootCD 15.1 - All in one Bootable CD ? www.hiren.info) into the drive, and allow the computer to boot to this CD. Once it is booted, I can scroll down to the menu option "Boot from Disc 0, Partition 2", and the Windows 7 install on my C:\ drive will boot like it should.

BackgroundThe drive originally shipped with Partition 1 as a 10gb recovery/restore partition, and Partition 2 is where Windows 7 was installed.
At some point, the recovery partition had data on it accidently deleted, rendering it useless.
Ubuntu was installed as dual-boot with Windows 7. This shrunk partition 2 (Windows 7), and added partition 3 (200gb) and partition 4 (50gb) for Ubuntu. It then booted to a GRUB bootloader which had Windows 7 as the last option on the list.
Uninstallation of Ubuntu. I used the methods shown at this link: The Non-Geek?s Guide To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Dual-Booting MachinePartitions 1, 3, and 4 were deleted using EASUS Partition Manager in Windows.
Partition 2 (Windows 7) was moved to the beginning of the hard drive and enlarged to use the entire disc using Disk Management utility.
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A:MBR/BCD Missing/Invalid Unable to boot without Boot CD

Hi Foxnet.
Welcome to sevenforums
Can you provide us your screenshot of your listed partition on disk management
just like mine
Kevin

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Hello all,

First-of-all, thank you for reading this thread...any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 (circa 2006?). Not used very often. New 1 TB hdd placed approximately 1 year ago. Since it was still running slow (about 6 months ago) with occasional BSOD, took it in to local "tech guy" who added some RAM, "cleaned things up", and replaced XP Home with XP Pro....

Since then, it has been working OK (minor problems not worth mentioning here)...only used for Quicken, Rhapsody, and very light internet surfing...NO questionable websites...have ZoneAlarm firewall and AVAST antivirus...

PROBLEM showed up last night...BSOD...on rebooting, following message comes up...
The instruction at "0x77c47e9f" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program
Regardless of which option I choose, the computer offers the same message again once or twice. After 8 to 10 minutes, my normal desktop appears. Unfortunately, there is no START or Taskbar. Whether I do anything or not, after 2 to 3 minutes, I get the following message...
System is shutting down...initiated by NT.AUTHORITY\SYSTEM

Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service terminated unexpectedly.
ATTEMPTED SOLUTIONS:
I read that I should do the following ....reboot and press F8...I was given alternative reboot options...c... Read more

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When i boot up my computer it doesnt reach the user login screen before it loads of startup repair. It looks for a fix but it doesnt find one. In the diagnosis the only error it shows is 'Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt'. I have booted kaspersky repair disk and run a full scan which found no viruses or malware etc. From the startup repair window i have tried a system restore which had the same problem when attempting to boot. I can only access the system recovery options screen.

I am running windows 7 32bit, and i dont have a windows 7 disk but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7.

I would be grateful for any help to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to boot into Windows 7: Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt

but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7
so burn the win7 iso to dvd and see if you can boot to it and run the repair

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Hi,

About 3 days ago I reinstalled Windows 7 and though I would XP on this same HDD rather than my seperate one the installed Linux Mint. So I installed it in this order - Windows 7, XP and Linux Mint

Rather than using the Linux boot menu because it showed me Windows 7 twice rather than Windows 7 and XP So I used EasyBCD in Windows XP and added XP to find the drive its self and linux as well. Linux and windows 7 I can boot ok but when I choose the option for XP it just goes to a black screen no windows loading screen or anyhing just a black screen.

Does any have ides with this for me?
Thanks.
 

A:Triple boot unable to boot XP

My first view of this is that you failed to check the box in EasyBCD
Run EasyBCD.
NOTE: This is required to repair the Windows 7 boot file and add XP to the Windows Boot Manager list.

9. On the left side of EasyBCD, click on the Add New Entry button. (See screenshot below)A) In the top section under Operating Systems, click on the Windows tab. (See screenshot below)
​B) To the right of Type, select Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3 from the drop down menu. (See screenshot below)
WARNING: Be sure to leave the Automatically detect correct drive box checked.

C) To the right of Name, you can leave the default Microsoft Windows XP as the name to be displayed in the Windows Boot Manager, or you can type whatever name you would like to have instead. (See screenshot below)
​D) Click on the Add Entry button. (See screenshot below)

​10. On the left side of EasyBCD, click on the Bootloader Setup button, select (dot) the Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR option, and click on the Write MBR button. (See screenshot below)
​11. Close EasyBCD.
 

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Hi,
I had this system which was working for a year, till now i had problem unable to make the monitor working.
It is a similar problem with this thread a year back,

techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-106632-Monitor-Fails-to-Boot.html

Basically, my cpu is able to boot into windows, ( by hearing the sounds and so on ),
however my monitor is in sleep mode.
I cant access anything right from dos since i cant see anything.

I had tried replace VGA cable and monitor, but it didnt work.
below is the spec of my computer.

19" samsung monitor
Winfast PX 7600 GT (used a DVI > VGA convertor )
AMD dual-core 64x2 3800+
ASUS board, forgot wad is the model. ( No integrated graphic port )
2 gig ram

Thanks
Alan
 

A:Unable to boot monitor at boot up

The video card may be bad. Swap it out with another to test
 

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After install one digital certification software, my NB PC could not boot normally. Then I uninstall this software, but the NB PC could not boot normally. Please help me for correcting this issue. Following is my HiJackThis log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 下午 09:21:32, on 2010/1/20Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\ZCfgSvc.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\1XConfig.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINNT\system32\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINNT\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\WINNT\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:Unable to boot my PC normally

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEnetsvcsmsconfigsafebootminimalsafebootnetworkactivexdrivers32%systemroot%�... Read more

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My PC has not booted up for the last couple of days and I can't find any way to move forward (other than taking the PC to an engineer). When I start it up, it goes through the screen that lists the drives and at the point that the OS normally starts up, the pc restarts - it continues to do this until I switch off. I have managed to get on to a diagnostics utility that took 10 hours to complete and which said all was ok. I also got onto the windows boot manager that has a memory diagnostic tool, but that only showed that file \boot\memtest.exe was missing or corrupt. It also advises to insert the Vista intall disc to try to repair, but I don't have one (pre-installed by Dell). I want to do a reset but need the OS to do that as the recovery files are on a partition(I also have a couple of files that I need to capture before I reset). Any pointers?

A:Unable to boot

If you have access to another comp you can make recovery disks from this site Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc — The NeoSmart Files
just scroll down the page and choose your version i:e 64 or 32bit !

Hope this gets you sorted Good Luck !

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Hi,I wish to partition the 1TB drive that this laptop came with. Now I have Win10 on it.I have been in the BIOS and chnaged boot order and disabled Secure Boot.Received the passcode prompt for change and entered it. Reentered BIOS and Secure Boot is disabled, yet the boot manager option on F9 only shows OS Boot ManagerEUFI File? The CD is bootable (it is Acronis Tru Image boot CD). I have tested it on an Acer laptop and it boots fine. I tried a USB stick created by Windows media Creation tool and it will boot from that, but I want to use ATI to make a backup before repartitioning using windows disk management. What do I need to do to get this laptop to boot as I wish?Order is CDUSBOSUSB CD/DVD TIA

A:Unable to boot from CD

Hi,You probably have to enable legacy boot in the Bios.  Hope it helps,David

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Recently got new motherboard of Gigabyte 8I845GVMRZ from LG in replace of intel 845GVSR in my old pc.( within warranty)
But problem is I am unable to format pc becoz after restart( kept bootable cd in cdrom) i am getting........

BOOT FROM CD _
PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD _ ,even after hitting any key its directing to old setup.

some setting in BIOS are as follows...

Advanced BIOS settings...

first boot device... ....cdrom
second boot device....HDD-0
third boot device.......floppy

Advanced CMOS settings...

IDE primary master ........HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA
IDE primary slave....... ...nothing
IDE secondary master ....ST340014A
IDE secondary slave ......none

XP cd is bootable which i m using since 1 yr so no problem regarding that .
dvd rom i have installed 6 months ago and working nicely.
Facing problem since installed new Gigabyte 8I845GVMRZ motherboard.

pls suggest me further steps to solve this problem...
should i make any changes in advance CMOS settings ?

Thanks
 

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16245 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1863 GB (1827 GB Free); E: 287 GB (258 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97MX-Gaming 5
Antivirus: None

So for the first time in 15 years I have come across a problem I cannot resolve even after doing extensive research online. My pc was working fine when a couple days ago it started a boot loop and wouldn't boot the windows 7 os. I connected a hard drive from my laptop which was installed with the same os (E: in the details above), however none of my other hard drives will boot. When I boot from laptop hard drive I can see all other connected hard drives, can format, re-partition and reinstall windows to them, however if I disconnect it, once again I cannot get the windows os to boot. I have checked that the partition is active, boot sequence in BIOS, switched from legacy to uefi and back in BIOS, done bootrec repairs, switched power cables and SATA cables, all with no result.
If anyone has anything else I can try I would be most grateful.
 

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I am fixing a friends laptop that is running Windows Vista 64 bit Home Premium. The Laptop will not boot into Windows and it tries to self repair, but without any success. It say's there is a hard disk error - System 32/system/config/default. followed by BSOD.

His computer didn't come with a Vista reinstallation CD. This is my plan.

1. to create a recovery Vista CD and try and repair.

2. Back up all his Documents using a Bootable disk, then reinstall the operating system.

3. Use the UBCD4Win and use registry restore(not sure exactly how this works)

Are these all viable options and is there something else I can try as well. Appreciate the feedback.

A:Unable to Boot -

Sounds right, but I don't know about the last part.

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Hi all,

So I am trying to do a PXE boot for an HP 450 G4.
I tried to change some settings in the BIOS like enabling legacy support and disabling secure boot.
When I tried to do that, and then re-enter the BIOS to see if those settings were applied.
It went back to square one as if I did not request that change in the BIOS.
The settings will not stay as enabled, it goes right back to being disabled.
So I tried to disable every boot option to get the UEFI option unchecked and I have not been able to.
I even created a BIOS password but nothing.
When I changed the settings and rebooted the laptop, I got a code to enter and tried the network boot but every thing I tried carried me back to the setup screen.
Other laptops work with the network boot so its not an issue with the network boot (i think?).

I need this laptop to do the PXE boot, I do not know what else to do to get this thing to work.
Thanks for any assistance that can be provided.
 

A:Unable to do a PXE boot for HP 450 G4

PXE boot has nothing to do with UEFI. First your network adapter has to support PXE boot. Second, you need to change the boot order of the laptop to have the network adapter in question at the top of the list.
 

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I have windows 7 ultimate edition on my PC. I want to downgrade to windows xp service pack 3 but when i go to boot menu and try to boot from CD , the blank screen appears and it forward to windows start up(actually pc start). I am unable to install xp. please help.

A:Unable to boot from cd

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rocker07


I have windows 7 ultimate edition on my PC. I want to downgrade to windows xp service pack 3 but when i go to boot menu and try to boot from CD , the blank screen appears and it forward to windows start up(actually pc start). I am unable to install xp. please help.


Welcome rockere07 to the windows 7 forums.

Are you sure that your windows xp cdrom is a bootable cdrom?

Also, did you press the space bar when trying to boot from the cdrom?
you need to perform an action before the cdrom will boot your xp disk.

Rich

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i used someone's pc to browse at the work place, it went of when i was in the process and will not boot again and this message repeatedly display three times on the screen:media test failure, check cable.

A:unable to boot

Ask the owner if it has happened before. Don't worry about being blamed. It's probably related to their CMOS settup.

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I have Windows XP.It gave a blue screen and an error message everytime i opened the computer. sometimes it restarts by itself. But now it won't boot at all and i cant on the computer. i will appreciate your advice very much. Thankyou.
 

A:unable to boot

What was the error message?
Do the fans and CDRom activate when you try to start the PC?
Have you checked your power to the PC is working correctly?
Can you access the bios?
 

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I have the BSOD c0000218 I have a solution for the stop error but now I am unable to boot from the cd. I get a message unbootable cd and it goes to the second boot source which is the hard drive and I'm right back where I started. I need to boot to the cd to fix the problem, I'm running xp pro on hp lap top. Please help. Willie
 

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I attempted to do a factory reset on my HP desktop and was unable to do so. 44% through the reset, I got a screen saying the computer was unable to reset and gave me the option to shut the computer off, so I did. Since doing this, my computer has been unable to get past the blue HP start up screen. The computer will load the screen and restart over and over. F10 options have yielded the same results. Help please!

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Installed MSI K8N Neo2-F motherboard.
Installed AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice core processor with heatsink and fan.
Installed 450 Watt Power Supply with ATX 20-Pin Connector and 12V Power Connector.
Video card is ATI Xpert2000Pro 32M AGP. I know it works because I've installed it on my system to make sure it works.
Front Panel connectors are in place so I can use the power switch.

I will not install memory because I want the motherboard to beep at me for not having it.

I have pressed the power button and Case fan and processor fan turn on but I get nothing on the monitor.

I've cleared the CMOS. I know the memory I plan on using in it is good because I'm using it right now. CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory

I know the processor is installed correctly because there is only one way to installed. I know the heatsink and fan is installed correctly because there is only one way to do that too. There is 9 screw spots on the board. All screwed down.

As there anything I am missing? I appreciate any assistance.
 

A:Unable to get anything on boot

In recommendation from another forum to take the mboard out of the case, it booted. Mboard, cpu, heatsink, fan, memory, and video card.

Put it back into case. Booted. Seems I will have to screw the mboard down one by one. Have no idea where to find out which screw spots on the mboard I am not to screw down.
 

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After attempting to install some USB device, my computer bugs out and I have to restart. Now, whenever I try to restart, I get this pattern:

Quick welcome screen (MSI motherboard)
Black screen
Black screen with typical error message when you don't start Windows successfully (the one that lets you start in the three safe modes, last known good config, or starting Windows normally).

So I can select any of the choices, and they all give me the same result:

30 second pause
Windows load screen (10 seconds)
Quick welcome screen (MSI motherboard)
Back to the black screen w/ error message.

I can access BIOS fine, but my floppy drive doesn't work, so I can't use a boot disk. My new Windows XP CD doesn't affect it either.

I'm guessing that my hard drive fried, any other ideas before I go out to buy a new one?

Thanks

P.S. In case you want to know a few of its specs (it's about 3 years old):
Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHZ OEM 478 CPU
MSI 845E-MAX Motherboard

A:Unable to boot up XP

A bad hard drive wouldn't affect your floppy drive, so it's not likely your hard drive. I'm not sure why the floppy doesn't work, but it sounds like your Windows installation got corrupted. I didn't quite understand, but are you able to boot to your XP installation CD? If so, do a general repair. If not, does your optical drive show up in the BIOS?

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Hp Pavilion p6300 series desktop will not start. After it powers on, it shows at the bottom of a black screen "Repairing disk errors, this might take a few hours to complete." So, I F9 to run tests using the Diagnostic? Tool.The resultError code: A smart test failed on the drive.Error code: BIOHD-8.

A:Hp PC unable to boot.

@Beckysuner, welcome to the forum. The error message that you are receiving is telling you that the hard drive has failed.  You will have to replace it with a drive the same size or larger than the failed drive.  I hope that you have a backup of your personal data or it will be lost. Here is a guide to help you replace the drive. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I get this message on startup from my 64-bit vista pc:

"Windows failed to start..." and then the standard options (safe mode, start normally, etc)

No matter what option I choose, the next page is always the same.

"Windows failed to start...

If you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \windows\suystem32\config\system

Status: 0xc0000014c

Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."

I have a manufacturers' recovery disk but the cd-drive isn't functioning.




How can I boot the recovery disk (or an .iso of it?) from a USB drive?

A:Unable to boot from USB

Hi, this is by far the best tutorial on this subject:-

How To Make and Use a Bootable WinPE Drive : USB Flash Drives

Once you get to the RE you will need to access the cmd prompt and :-

Enter the following commands to fix the issue.
We need to determine what OS the RE assigned a drive letter to (not always C) so at the x sources prompt type:- bcdedit |find ?osdevice? press enter (use the returned OS drive letter in the following cmds (assume C:).

(press enter after each command)
C:
cd windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config>ren default default.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren sam sam.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren security security.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren software software.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren system system.old

C:\windows\system32\config>cd regback

C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy default c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy sam c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy security c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy software c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy system c:\windows\system32\config

Restart computer.

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Hi,

I have a Vista machine that is unable to boot in normal mode, but can successfully load in Safe Mode with Networking.

When booting in normal mode, it will bypass the Windows loading screen and hang on the black screen before the login screen, before restarting automatically after a good few minutes.

I have noticed that there are several errors in the event logs that essentially say;

spldr wanarpv6 failed to load

These are two drivers I understand, Microsoft Windows Security Process Loader (this actually has a Yellow exclamation mark next to it within Device Manager, but is this to be expected as it does not load in Safe Mode??) and MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver both of which I believe do not start in Safe Mode (could this be why I am able to boot in Safe Mode with Networking without issues?

Both of these system files within C:\Windows\System32\Drivers to indeed exist, so it is not as though they are missing.I have checked the disk for errors using ChkDsk and SeaTools both of which have come back clean.
I have also run a sfc /scannow which also reported no issues.
I have uninstalled AVG, as there were also several AVG system files (.sys) showing up in the same event entry as those above, but the two described above remain.
I have run Startup Repair multiple times and it shows a message stating that it is unable to fix the errors. I can supply the technical information, regarding 'Problem Signatures' if this is required/would help. I think Problem Sig... Read more

A:Unable to Boot

Hi I would run malwarebytes again and let it finish also did you try system restore from safe mode to a time prior to your issues starting.

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I made a mistake of re-partioning the 2nd HD ( 1 of 2 40Gb drives) this somehow corrupted the boot sector of the other drive with XP installed, I cannot boot the XP from the CD-rom drive the disk is not recognised as a system disk.

So I installed a new WD 160GB drive but still the same problem the message says non system disk and I have also tried soem diagnostic disks like the the one from WD.

The bios is correctly identifying both the new 160Gb HD and also the CD-ROm which is an Imation, which is now about 4-5 years old.

Everything was working before I screwed up, except I cannot be certain about the CD-rom, could it be this is not working properly.

I have a floppy drive but no boot disk and no way of making one.

Please anyone can you advise what to do.
 

A:Unable to Boot from CD-rom

Welcome to TSG!!!!
A bootable disk can be gotten at www.bootdisk.com. Or you can go to Microsoft and make one from there.
vicksl
 

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hi all,

Please advise if possible.

When i power on the PC, i hear a ticking sound for about 10 times, both the fans seemed to be blowing at maximum power. Nothing showed up on my monitor screen.

Initially I thought it was my BIOS battery which is about 3 years old was dead. I bought a new one and installed the battery. The same symptoms as above still persist.

Anyone knows what is going on ?? I am at lost because the system can't even go to BIOS. Is it the mother board??

thanks

mike
 

A:PC unable to boot up!!

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Hello - I have been worlking on a friends PC for the past couple of days - had install a new hd. After finally installing all the software and configuring the machine I was setting up the Internet Connnection. His ISP is Comcast with a USB (no nic) Motorola Surf Board cable. I install the drivers for the modem from a CD that came with the install package. Onec connected everything is running EXTREMELY SLOW! I realize that I have not patched the machine with any updates. I have a lot of patches on disc (including MS Blast) so install and reboot but the machine is still running so slow. I restart again and upon boot I receive a blue screen - Unmountable_Boot_Device. Thinking that it is one of the patches or the modem drivers I try and start in safe mode but receive the same message.

Has anyone run into the same problem? If so, how did you repair the error?

Thanks for any help.

Andrew
 

A:Unable to boot XP Pro

Download this to your desktop then insert a floppy in the drive and double click on the download. then when the copy process is complete have the system boot from the floppy and see if you get in.
 

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Hi EightForums,

Tried looking through the threads but couldn't find one with my problem. I followed the tutorial on how to make usb bootable. I have done the following:

- Used "Rufus" as per tutorial to make UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive
- used a software to test usb if bootable and it was.
- Set Secure Boot off
- Adjusted BIOS to boot usb (kingston) as primary.

I try restarting and nothing happens. Please help.. thanks!

A:Unable to Boot from USB

I try restarting and nothing happens. Please help.. thanks!



Unless you have permanently changed your BIOS boot priorities to ensure the USB device is first boot, you will have to invoke the "boot menu" when the BIOS "splash screen" displays, and then select the USB device for a "one-time" boot option. So, look to the lower right corner for a menu prompt to do so. FYI, I have to use F11 on my ASRock and F12 on my Lenovo laptop. Good luck.

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I just installed new bios chip v1805. I don't the bios chek sum error. Both os's do not load due the file ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupted. I'm unable to find a way to copy the file in the cab dir. I cann't get to a dos promt.I'm using a Asus A8N SLI deluxe mobo, 2 gig ram, amd fx57, and dual boot with XP pro 32bit and XP X64. I have my Xp X64 install cd. It will not install due to I get file \AMD\ntkrnlp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 4.The installation stops.
Thanks for your help Randy
 

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