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Bootable usb fail to boot up windows 7 installation.

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

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.

Preferred Solution: Bootable usb fail to boot up windows 7 installation.

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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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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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I am trying to get XP and 7 to run in dual boot mode. 7 is installed first. I am following the instructions posted in the tutorial by Brink on this site. I have made a partition and when I start the XP install and XP finishes the copy proses and the pc restarts I get an error message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows Root>\System 32\ntoskrnl.exe
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

To get the Win 7 working again I have to to a Windows 7 startup repair.

Any suggestions? There seems to be a MBR problem somewhere as changes I make via EasyBCD don't get saved.

Short of reformatting the HDD what can I try?

A:Dual boot installation fail - 7 and XP

Or possibly a bad XP install disc, has it been used successfully on other installs ?

Don`t reformat your hdd just to get XP installed, just run the startup repair to get 7 booting again.

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My computer did the automated windows 10 update. I shut down the computter for the day. Turned it on this morning and it wouldn't let me log on. After trying various alternatives, I did access my desktop but then to have it go to a screen that says "no bootable device strike the f1 key to retry booy, f2 to run the setup utility"
Can anyone help me?!?! Please!!#

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Okay so i have a friend who had my windows 7 ultimate pre-release trial, well it recently ran out, and she bought the wrong key(Windows 7 Premium), she brought it to me and i figured i'd just custom install so she could keep her files (I have a Premium disc for this), since it saves to windows.old. Well it failed like midway through, and now it wont even boot the windows seven CD only tries to do startup repair every time it starts up. I do have access to the other tools if i cancel the startup repair which says it continuously fails. Is there a way to fix this without loosing all her files? If so can i get a IN DEPTH description on how to go about this problem. Thank you. =)

A:Big installation problems, Clean boot fail.

Take a look at these posts:


Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Clean Install Windows 7

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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Today I had 15 important updates waiting for me on Windows 8.1 so I decided to run them. After downloading the updates it asks to restart the PC.

I got to the startup screen with the blue windows logo and the white dots circle spinning around. Then the "Updating your system (..%)" message appeared. But then, I got the following message:

Fatal Error C00000B5 applying update operation 155 of 30953 (SMCon...)

The white dots circle keeps spinning but the message was stuck at this. So I decided to reboot.

It did the normal boot checks... memory checks... hard drive checks... DMI Pool checks... etc as its supposed to normally, but instead of going to the windows startup screen I got the following....

Blue Screen:
Your PC couldn't start properly.
There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk device.

Error Code: 0xC0000017

Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings

This is a very strange message since I have 20GB of RAM and the memory check in the BIOS was fine indicating the 20GB present. So there is enough RAM for it to do whatever it needs to do.

I pressed Enter and then got the same Fatal Error C00000B5 after it tried to install the updates again.
I rebooted again and entered F8 and tried to enter Safe Mode, but it tries to install the updates even when trying to enter Safe Mode also and then fails. So I am stuck and cannot get into the PC.

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A:Urgent: Updates fail installation in startup, cannot boot

Ok seems like I've managed to fix it for now!

I ran chkdsk on the C drive through the cmd prmpt that's available through the installation disk. It took forever but it did find some bad sectors. After the scan finished, I restarted the PC and it installed the updates!

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After my PC getting slow and having loads of problems with Vista I decided to clean install my PC and install Windows 7 for the very first time, I installed it with my new ordered Windows 7 Professional 64 bit CD. It was very cheap 35? on ebay so I bought it immediately, the seller was genuine and trusted by the ebay community, very high rated. I got my CD which looks like my old Vista OS Recovery CD. The CD I bought is like this:

After having problems for my Disk Drive to recognize the CD, after taking out the CD a few times & hop it in again it finally recognized the CD. I rebooted my pc, changed boot order etc and Windows was installing after being away for some time some error popped up at the early stage of installing ... windows 7 installation cannot find device drivers etc, I searched on some forums, many different opinions so I choose one which was to change it from SATA to IDE or sth, but after that & some other things I did to try to fix it everything [Admin NOTE: Profanity removed as per TOU] up, I can't even boot up my pc properly anymore. Also in BIOS no bootable devices are present, so simply means no bootable device in installed, everything (drivers) got erased or what, so everytime I boot up my PC it says: "No bootable device found: Press F1 to continue, F2 to Setup Utility(=BIOS). I managed to restart and pull F2 Boot Device Menu and I executed Hard Drive Diagnostics which provides me following: information:

Floppy Diskette seek failu... Read more

A:No bootable devices found, no boot devives are present(Vista -> 7 installation)

you have a disk for a dell computer. It can only be used for a specific dell model. You got ripped off. In addition, note that it also says can only be distribution with a new dell computer. Your computer is not new. It would be a non genuine install on your computer if you should happen to get it to install.

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After my PC getting slow and having loads of problems with Vista I decided to clean install my PC and install Windows 7 for the very first time, I installed it with my new ordered Windows 7 Professional 64 bit CD. It was very cheap 35? on ebay so I bought it immediately, the seller was genuine and trusted by the ebay community, very high rated. I got my CD which looks like my old Vista OS Recovery CD. The CD I bought is like this:

After having problems for my Disk Drive to recognize the CD, after taking out the CD a few times & hop it in again it finally recognized the CD. I rebooted my pc, changed boot order etc and Windows was installing after being away for some time some error popped up at the early stage of installing ... windows 7 installation cannot find device drivers etc, I searched on some forums, many different opinions so I choose one which was to change it from SATA to IDE or sth, but after that & some other things I did to try to fix it everything [Admin NOTE: Profanity removed as per TOU] up, I can't even boot up my pc properly anymore. Also in BIOS no bootable devices are present, so simply means no bootable device in installed, everything (drivers) got erased or what, so everytime I boot up my PC it says: "No bootable device found: Press F1 to continue, F2 to Setup Utility(=BIOS). I managed to restart and pull F2 Boot Device Menu and I executed Hard Drive Diagnostics which provides me following: information:

Floppy Diskette seek failure

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A:Dimension 9200: No bootable devices found, no boot devives are present(Vista -> 7 installation)

Welcome to the forum. We need the exact message it gives is your pc a genuine Dell as a lot of dell dvds are locked to dell bios is it a 64 bit pc?

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I just got my Windows 7 (64-bit) Home Premium disk on Friday. Yesterday I got a brand new 1TB Seagate HDD to run it.

First I installed the hard drive and booted on my original 500 GB drive running Windows XP (32 bit). From there I formatted the new drive and then rebooted from the Windows 7 install disk.

The install process seems to be going fine until it gets to the last step, "Completing Installation", and the system locks up. Upon restarting I get the screen to start Windows in safe mode, but then I get a notification that I can't start in safe mode until the installation has been completed. The system restarts and gets to the Windows logo/load screen and then the screen goes black and freezes there.

I rebooted from the CD again and tried to do a repair install but got the message that it was unable to repair automatically. It referenced problem signatures 6.1.7600.16385 and 474.

I've run memtest and chkdsk and found no problems. I've also run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and that found no problems.

My hardware profile:
Asus P5N-D Motherboard
Intel Core2 Quad 2.66 ghz
4 gb of Corsair ram
Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX GPU

Can anyone help?

A:Windows 7 Installation FAIL

Hi -

Wipe the 1 TB HDD with KillDisk - http://jcgriff2.com/killdisk_imgburn.html

Then try Windows 7 installation again on the 1 TB.

Regards. . .



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Hello everyone,

Yesterday i was listening music and my Windows Ultimate 32bit crashed, music started lagging. Then i restarted my computer and hes won't load the windows. Tryied do 3 times system restore but nothing helped. Tryied to install windows xp and then windows 7 again, but then i installed winXP i don't have internet connection, don't know why. then tryied install windows 7 but it's fails at middle of Completing installation progress then computer restart and i get hieroglif in the screen (picture above) and nothing happens. And then my computer is loading always in hieroglif. Maybe it's BIOS crashed ? How to fix that? And sorry guys for my BAD English :/

A:Windows 7 installation fail

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
Warning: On some motherboard's you will need to set the Sata controller to IDE mode in BIOS for the HD app to work correctly.

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Install my Intel X25-M 160GB SSD on DELL N4110. So far bios detect it.

Run diagnostic and no problem detect either.

I'm doing fresh Windows 7 installation on the SSD, but face this problem even before it run the win7 DVD installation.
Unknown boot record. Cannot find GRLDR. Try (hd0,1): invalid or null.

Try use windows vista, it can go deeper in the installation before face this problem shown below.
STOP: 0x0000007B

Have set to AHCI mode.
Anyone solution that I can try?

A:SSD: Windows 7 Installation Fail

Hello alexiolim, welcome to Seven Forums!

Unless this is a laptop / netbook.

Leaving the SSD as the only SSD / HDD connected to the motherboard and set as the second boot device after the CD/DVD drive see if you can boot to diskpart and do a complete wipe secure erase (clean all) to the entire SSD and use diskpart to create a partition to do the install to and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

DISKPART : At PC Startup

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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Heres the background story: I own a Dell xps M1530 with a: 2.0 ghz dual core processor, 3gb of RAM, and (currently) a 360gb 7200rpm hard drive. I have purchased Windows 7 professorial 32bit to upgrade from Vista. Not shortly afterwards my hard drive started to go so I bought a new one(better on of coarse) I want to upgrade the RAM in my laptop to 8gb and I need a 64bit os to do so. I now am using Ubuntu 64bit on my laptop until I install windows. I have legally got the installers for the 64bit version of Windows 7 professional. I am planning on using the same key for the 64bit version which after research I believe will work. Right now I am having problems installing 7. I would really like to not have to waste a DVD to install it. I used some Microsoft utility to extract the ISO to a thumb drive which, I believe is bootable in the purpose of installing 7. Every time I try loading the os from the Thumb drive I get this error message:
Error: Unknown file system
Grub Rescue
Also, the Setup.exe file for installing windows doesn't seem to run under a linux operating system even with wine.
What am I doing wrong here? Any help will be appreciated.

A:Bootable Disk for Windows 7 installation

The error you are getting is due to GRUB corruption of your HD boot sector. You need to boot the Win7 installer to wipe the HD of GRUB before attempting install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

The most reliable method I've found to write Win7 ISO to flash stick is to use Ultra ISO trial version: on File tab Open the ISO, then on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot using one-time BIOS Boot menu.

If this method fails, try Win2Flash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srOoGhm-jcI

If you cannot boot flash using even these methods, or a DVD which is less trouble, then burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will autostart to wipe the HD on its' Disk tab. http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

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Hello gang..
A blonde moment..
Well I was thinking how would it be if I created my own install disk with all programs and windows updates running recently on my machine..
I don't think I have to explain how much pain we all go trough after windows crash, and having to reinstall all everything all over again.
I did some googlin' but all I found was few pages on how to slipstream SP2 into Win. XP (without recent security patches)
something I already have, but nothing on how to include existing programs/updates.
Does any of you guy's know how to do it and is willing to share the deep secret with us?
Thanks in advance..

A:How To Create Bootable Windows Xp Installation Cd-rom

Have you thought of digital dolly?http://www.cs.inf.ethz.ch/CoPs/patagonia/dolly.htmlLink to freeware apps http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Hi there,
My computer is currently running Ubuntu 11.04 but I want to scrap it and install Windows 7. I bought Windows 7 Home (full version)... I used another computer to make a bootable usb from the DVD using the program that Microsoft provides for this purpose (Microsoft USB/DVD Download Tool). 
Now, the computer I am trying to install it to has no CD drive, which is why I did this. But when I try to boot it from the USB it doesn't work, and I am wondering if my BIOS is unable to boot from USB.
When I enter setup "Removable Device" is listed FIRST, then the Hard drive. 3rd boot option is disabled. But, when I restart it, it just boots from the hard drive and starts ubuntu as normal and ignores the USB. I am worried that it's unable to boot from USB, and if so, how the heck do I install windows without USB bootability or a cd drive??
The computer was custom built by a computer shop so it's not one of the big name HP or DELL or whatevers. 
Anyways, I would appreciate any help so I can get Windows 7 installed! Should be simple but it's giving me huge headaches .

A:Bootable USB not working for Windows 7 installation

I figured it out! I noticed a line that said "Press F8 for BBS popup" during startup and it turns out that is the boot selection screen (separate from the usual set up that most people say to use for configuring boot order). Once I got there it displayed by flash drive and it was smooth sailing from there. 

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I've been trying since the 1st to install updates KB982311 and KB982312. They download, but installation fails. How do I get them installed?

A:Windows Updates Installation Fail

check out this link it might help you. http://forums.techarena.in/windows-update/1345438.htm

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I have a Dell OptiPlex 210LN desktop. I try to format my hard drive but getting blue screen every time. For this i do the wipe out from "DBAN" tool, but after wipe out i don't get success.
i attach bsod images that appear during xp installation time.

A:Windows XP installation fail due to BSOD.

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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i recently tried to install the spore creature creater game by EA GAMES from thier EA DOWNLOAD MANAGER and i keep gettin this message "RegDBSetKeyValueEx Failed" and this is preventing me from being able to download the game plz help me........Thanx

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Hi Guys,

I have this computer with Windows XP Service Pack 1.
I am installing the patches and everytime the installation fails.

Any procedure to follow in order to SUCCESSFULLY install the patches.


A:Windows Update Installation Fail

In what way does it fail? What goes wrong and what error messages do you receive?

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While installing Windows 7 from a bootable USB, the Starting windows logo appears after which the cursor displays for a couple of seconds and then the system restarts. I am not sure where the issue is because after that i tried installing fedora from the
same approach via a bootable usb and it installed fine. Need help..

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Hi, everyone

I run Windows 7 and want to reinstall it but didn't make a recovery disks and hdd image gone. I got Windows 7 copy and tried to do a bootable usb stick with programs WinSetupFromUSB and Novicorp_20WinToFlash but no success. Is there any other method to do it?
The Bios supports usb drive.


Sorry for my English (I am German)

A:How to create bootable USB stick for Windows 7 installation?

[Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7?Even on a Netbook |http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx]

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Hello everyone I have copied the contents of a windows 7 x64 installation DVD onto a hard disk partition. This is so I can launch installation and recovery's from disk without the need for a DVD or DVD-drive. Can anybody tell me how to make this partition bootable ?

Thanks in advance

A:Make Windows 7 installation partition bootable

Just use easybcd to add a boot menu entry for that partition. If you dont know what I'm talking about, follow this tut.

Recovery Partition - Create

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After trying to run an auslogics registry defrag program I've been stuck with blue screen stop errors. Every attempt to resolve this with a system restore or a repair installation has been blocked and there appear to be no solutions.

I'm running Windows Home Premium 7 64 bit

By ths way, the DVD drive on this computer does not work, so my only reainstall option is though USB, but all attempts encounter roadblocks.

Starting in safe mode
goes directly to blue screen
stop 0x000000f4

When I get the computer to start from a USB stick
I get
windows is loading files
install windows

setup is starting
please read the license terms

accept the license terms

which type of installation do you want
I choose upgrade
then I got

compatibility report

the computer started using the windows installation disc remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally
Other attempts get an an install driver screen, bu there's no hint on what driver is needed or where to find this driver. Again, I'm trying to run the installation from a USB stick that's already inserted in the computer.

I try

boot rec /fixmbr
the operation completed successfully
bootrec /fixboot

the volume does not contain a recognized file system
bootrec /rebuildbcd
total identified windows installations 0

I try

chkdsk c:\f

chkdsk discovered free space marked as allocated in th master file table
windows has made corrections to th file system
8kb in bad sectors
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A:Windows 7 repair installation attempts fail


If the original issue is caused by a registry error, you might be able to replace the corrupted registry hive files from the backup copy. Usually Windows will keep a backup copy inside "C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback" folder. I would suggest carefully reading the below tutorial which covers step by step instructions on how to do the registry restore.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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The computer goes blank right after Windows starts up as it's supposed to go to the login screen, and the cursor was the only thing to appear. My answer to everything is to basically reinstall Windows 7 and start over, but after inserting the disc, begining the installation, and going through most of the motions....after Windows restarts again the screen goes black. Before I tried to reinstall Windows I was able to use the computer in Safe Mode, but after the reinstallation failed I can't reach safe mode. I can't seem to find a way to finish the installation.

I really need help. Thank you. I do apologize if this isn't the appropriate place for this post.

A:Windows 7 Blank screen/installation fail. Please help!?

You are booting the DVD from the hard drive, right? Maybe you need to format your hard drive during the installation process.

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I tried using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to copy my ISO file onto a USB, but when it was completed I received an error messaged saying that bootsect was not able to be ran and as such the USB device was not made bootable.
I tried following this thread. The difference is that my computer is actually a 64bit and not a 32 bit.
How do I get the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to recognize a - Microsoft Community

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Creating a bootable USB Drive for Windows 7 Installation for 64bit

Use Wintobootic, it works perfectly.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

and of course your iso has to be perfect.

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

rufus is good too.


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I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Dell Inspiron n4030 laptop. It runs without any glitches. But when I try installing Windows 7 OS on this PC the installation stops at the windows logo screen which comes at the beginning of the installation process. I have tried installing using a Windows 7 installation DVD. The same laptop ran Windows 7 before I switched to Ubuntu a couple of years back. Now I want to switch back to Windows 7 but I cant install it. Any help would be most welcome.

A:Windows 7 installation from bootable DVD stuck at windows logo screen

Work through the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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usb device not found configuration.

msdos.sys,IO.sys,ntdetect.com>> usb add

del>bios setup>first device = Okay

usb device not found configuration.

black screen>freeze

all device drivers> attack available
new format>> But attack,, resume

A:bootable usb fail

Please provide more details about your specific issues.

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I recently had to rebuild the Window 7 Home Premium X64 on my Gateway NV59 laptop. I used the recovery CDs from Gateway to do this.

So all I currently have is the OS and applications that were reinstalled from these CDs except the Norton Antivirus which I uninstalled since I use McAfee. I have not installed the McAfee yet.

I have installed approximately 160 updates successfully. Unfortunately the following 3 updates continue to fail:
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64 (KB2676562)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64 (KB2724197)
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 fo X64 (KB976932)

I even tried to install each seperately but had no success. I have attached the error message that I see when the installaton fails.

Any ideas as to why these will not install?

A:Three Windows Security Updates continue to fail installation

That normally means your computer is infected.
If it was my computer I would start with these.

Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

Windows Defender Offline

More information.

Let us know what you do and what was found.

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Hi, all! First off, thanks for having these great forums here. Hopefully I can find the help I need here.

About two weeks ago, I got something like SecurityTool virus but not quite, and I got rid of it by heading over to safemode, reinstalling Malwarebytes, etc. Every time I had run Rkill, it launched the virus again, something I haven't seen before. Malwarebytes got rid of it, but I've had problems ever since. Today, I ran a full Malwarebytes, Housecall Antivirus, and Avast scan; the first two picked up nothing and the Avast picked up one trojan it classified as adware.

Every time I try to run Rkill, three cascading windows pop up saying "Installation failed." I'm kind of worried. Do you think something's wrong with my computer?

Oh, and for bonus head-desking... My bootup/startup menu thing doesn't work. The cmd thing. It doesn't exist anymore. Please, if anybody can help me out, that'd be great.


A:Rkill "Installation fail" cascading windows following nasty viruses

Hello Rory, is this OS, XP??I think we need to reset your Hosts file to defaultmbut I need your OS.I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
ESET OnlineScanClick the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check Click the button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check and check Remove found threats Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, push Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.Push the button.Push

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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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:

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


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


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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Dear I need to upgrade my BIOS on my T440p. The upgrade fails.
The upgrade is mandatory for my due my OS Debian Buster, when I shutdown, my computer is freezing. Others people resolve the issue by upgrading the BIOS.
I have try to upgrade my BIOS in version 2.34 (2015-07-23) to the last version 2.54.
Can you help me ? It is possilbe to download older bios version like 2.53 or older to try to upgrade my old 2.34 BIOS ?
My screenshots :
Update progressUpdate fail
Moderator note: image containing serial number removed to prevent abuse.  MT-M is 20QWS37C00

A:T440p BIOS update fail with Bootable CD

One possibility is that the CD/DVD is defective. Can you try to re-create it?
If you look here and scroll down, you can see older versions:

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Ok I've searched and gone through multiple forum qestions that have been solved with similar problems as mine and nothing is working. My problem as of right now is when I go to update to service pack 3 by using windows update, I hit express, service pack 3 comes up and I click install updates and which point the install screen comes up, after about 30 seconds the install fails. I doth know where to go with this problem anymore. I've updated the .dll's I've scanned spyware and malware, deleted all temp files..... Some things have helped for example I downloaded and ran a registry fix which got some other updates to install through the repair that wouldn't install through windows update. And after I updated the dll's and deleted the files in the %temp% and c:\windows\temp folders other updates installed during shut down but service pack 3 is the only one giving me the problem now. Please help!!!!

A:All windows updates fail during installation(windows xp)

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Win7 64bit: While I am attempting to install a driver on cd rom, the disc suddenly crashed inside the rom and it also crashed the cd rom, then the OS remains the same so I tried shutting down the PC, but while shutting Down, BSOD suddenly flashed on my screen, I disregarded it, since I think it's because of the CD ROM, but when I removed the CD ROM from the MoBo, while booting, it says, (oh i forgot,) but it says something about BOOT Image corrupted i guess? i tried everything but I ended up re installing the OS, but i have to save very important files since it was saved on Desktop i forgot to back it up, so what i did is I re installed by NOT formatting the drive, it went well, BUT my PC became Extremeeeeely slow, it's like im working on pentium 1, because i was just trying to delete a single 200mb file and its duration is morethan 1hour, Yes! It's too much for AMD Phenom quad core, 3.2ghz, and 4gb ram. so i just copied the important files and tried formating again i deleted the primary hard drive which the OS will be installed, and til now on 3days reinstalling, its my 11th time on formatting, I can't get through on desktop without getting any error e.g Winmail.exe, ie4iunit.exe rundll32, etc. which it says it cannot be initialized or something, so i tried downloading the .exe and dll files, and i had to change a lot of permission settings to do that, anyway i think my problem there has been fixed because i tried restarting it and I didn't get the errors and it's speed is n... Read more

A:Help, Big installation problem, 11th time installation fail

Clean Install Windows 7

That seems like the best way to get a fresh start as we don't know what all is going on right now. you do need to back up your stuff to a external media of some sort before doing that as everything on that harddrive will be wiped.

Once you are set up and going if you would like you can come back and we'll help you find any drivers you may be missing.

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My daughters computer has turned black and says "MEDIA FAIL NO BOOTABLE DEVICE"
Can some one enlighten me how to reboot it?

Thank you


A:Satelite Pro L50-A - "Check Media Fail, No Bootable Device"

Hi Brian

Start your notebook and enter BIOS. Set BIOS to default settings and test it again please.
By the way, check please if HDD is listed and recognized properly in BIOS settings.

Start your notebook and press F12 button. There you will find option to ?enter setup? (enter BIOS settings).

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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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I am not able to boot into Windows 10 . It appears the hard drive has failed. I ran the HP Diagnostics and the HD Short DST Check fails. I am trying to recover my data and reinstall Windows 10 onto a new hard drive. My problem is I can't boot to either a bootable Windows 10 USB or my HP Recovery DVDs. I created the bootable USB using the Microsoft utility. I have changed my BIOS settings for legacy mode and make the USB the first bootable device but it still will not boot.  I was able to boot to the USB twice and go to the command prompt and copy some files to an external hard drive. I still need to get some other data but now it won't boot to the USB anymore no matter what I try.  Maybe the USB drive got corrupted? What happens is the Windows logo comes up, next the Windows Recovery screen should load but it does not. I just get a blank screen. I can see the USB drive being accessed but nothing loads.

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Recently my computer broke down randomly and I've been trying to fix it since. First, it does not detect my CD drive (even though it opens and closes perfectly) so I cannot boot from the set up disk, which I have. I have tried making a boot-able USB using RMPrepUSB and formatting my usb drive and transferring the files through the software. I tried booting the USB, but it said that NTLDR is missing.
Then, I added the NTLDR and the NTDETECT files. It said that the boot.ini file had an error so I tried making a boot.ini file specifically for Windows XP Professional. Now it says that the hal.dll is missing or corrupted.

So, I think the problem is is that the boot.ini is trying to boot from the corrupted hard disk and not the usb files. If so, can I edit the boot.ini file so that it boots to the set-up application on the USB? Please help!

A:Boot.ini Help with Bootable USB for Windows XP Prof.

Boot into Setup (Bios) find the Boot Order. Here make your CD rom drive First Boot Device. Boot off of the XP CD. You should see the message Press Any Key to Boot From CD. If this fails, make sure your XP Disc is bootable, (try it on another computer) If it still won't go, then Go back and rebuild your USB Flash Drive using Win To Flash. copy your XP Disc to it. Go back to the Bios/Boot Order and if you have the option to Boot From USB make that the First Boot Device, and put your Flash Drive in and restart your computer.

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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.

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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
That's what I got from the error.

Here are my computer specs
400 Corsair PSU
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 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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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 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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So I shutdown my windows 10 based Inspiron-15 5000 after a normal day's work. When I turned it back on again the next day, instead of booting into Windows, it opened a dignostic check which it passed but never booted into windows. Btw I have a SATA SSD which holds my windows and an HDD for data. I tired  disabling secure boot and making sure UEFI was checked. I even resetted the BIOS to factory setting but nothing worked. It also said "No bootabe device" despite the F12 menu showing "windows boot Manager". I looked up the problem online. A solution fixed the problem by adding another boot sequence named "Windows boot manager" which file path: /EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI. This solved the problem. But I still dont get why the problem came up the first place. Is my SSD faulty? If not then what is it? Thanks!

A:No Bootable Device despite Windows Boot Manager


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I am having a dell inspiron 3541 laptop.using windows 10 from 3 months but now i want to downgrade it windows 7.i have created a bootable pendrive.changed the boot order to boot from pendrive...but it doesnt boot..it shows no media found....try to boot from legacy shows media check test failure.i have cross checked my bootable pendrive..its working in other laptops..tried every possible thing..but was  not able to boot from pendrive

A:Unable to boot windows from a bootable pendrive

Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to know if the system has Skylake chipset .If yes the system wont boot from the USB key .
kindly also private message the service tag to the system.

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Hey guysI really need your helpCouple of days ago my hp envy notbook PC got in automatic disk repair loop which I couldn't by pass or get on with it; I use linux mint rosa for backing up my files and format my partitions and when I tried to reinstall windows with DVD or USB bootable devices while linux been cleaned from my PC it say:bootable devices not foundNo operating system found in this computer please installAnd I couldn't figure out what's the problem isI thought it was hard drive but it works fine when I use live linux OSAnd if it was BIOS problem It shouldn't have boot to linux os. Please help!!!

A:My PC boot to linux but not to windows in any bootable devic...

What partitions did you format? Can you get into the diagnostics F2 as you power on and run a hard drive test? 

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