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Q: system restore virus operating system will not load

I have been reading the forums and it seems that my win7 desktop has an issue with the system restore virus/worm/trojan. I was searching the web for information on teens huffing chemicals using Firefox & Google search. One of the pages began playing some annoying video, when I went to close it out I was presented with the same windows and warnings described in this post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windows-vista-recovery

normally I would not post on forums concerning issues such as this. I prefer to find the fix myself but the malware seems to have taken itself to a new level on my desktop. I cannot even get F8 to work. The computer launches the MSI screen that offers the press delete to get to the bios and tab to switch to post but only the delete button works then if I let it load all of the way I just get a back screen with the little DOS line flashing but I cannot type anything onto the screen. The only keys that seem to work are control alt delete to restart the computer.

I have been reading through a lot of posts on these forums concerning this issue but have been unable to find one quite the same as my present situation. It would be great to be able to save the information on the hard drive but I just spent a year in Korea and while I was gone my wife misplaced the backup and start-up disks for the desktop.

Is there any hope or should I just trash the hard drive and start over with the desktop?

Thank you

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A: system restore virus operating system will not load

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Can you help me. I have a Inspiron M301Z laptop that originally had Windows 7, but I installed the free Windows 10 upgrade.
I needed to have a ?System Restore? after it finished and rebooted, I got the error message ?A operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system.
A full diagnostic test found no problems.
I would prefer to reinstate the original Windows 7 and Dell drivers, but I assume installing Windows 10 removed the Windows 7 installed on my motherboard.
How can I reinstall an operating system?
Robert (kingsthorne50).

A:After system restore: error message ‘A operating system wasn’t found’

Did you run an extended (takes a couple of hours) diagnostic on the hard drive - or just the quick one?

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If I change my operating system to linux and delete my old operating system entirely, will I be able to still use system restore to change my old operating system back?
Please help. All help is appreciated.

A:If I change my operating system to linux, can I still use windows' system restore?

The simple answer is no. If you remove an OS then you can not use it to do a restore because it is no longer there to run the restore program. What I would recommend would be to have a duel boot system.

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This morning I attempted to perform a system restore on my other computer. I legally own Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and was using the 3 system restore CDs provided by my manufacturer at the time I purchased the computer. If it matters, the computer is a Sony VAIO AMD Athlon.

I inserted the disk before booting up the computer, and everything seemed to go fine. The system restore screen loaded and I chose to do the recommended system restore, erasing all the files from my drive and restoring to the computer's original configuration.

It began performing the normal "Restoring Drive C:" operation. About 20 seconds into the restore, I received this error message:
Disk Access: Sense Operation Failed

I hit "Okay," the only button available. I then received a message saying the system restore failed and my operating system may not perform correctly (what an understatement). I removed the system restore CD and rebooted my computer. I now get an error message, "The operating system has failed to execute." I can't do anything, except try to do another system restore, in which I receive the same "sense operation failed" error from before.

I tried calling their tech support to which I was told (after waiting 20 minutes to speak to someone) that because my limited warranty had expired, I would have to pay $19.99 per call to have it fixed. Yeah, right. Neither Sony nor Microsoft's online tech support pages were at all helpfu... Read more

A:XP system restore failure... operating system failed to execute

Hi;
I would guess that your CD is scratched or unreadable for some reason or that the CD Rom isn't reading properly. Give it a good wiping.
I would just format and reload XP if you have a fully licensed disk. Takes 39 minutes or less and you'll have a nice clean install and you get to start over. However....... if you have only restore disks I am unsure as to whether you can do an install from them.
Papa1
 

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Hi,
When i start my pc, i get a 30 second count down to either choose an operating system or system restore. if i choose windows xp professional, everything is fine. when i choose restore point, i get "INF file textsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 14. setup cannot continue. press any key to continue".
choosing last known best settings hasnt changed this situation either.
basically i just dont want to see this screen, it prolongs the computer start up. i just got it today as a refurbed hp desktop from buy.com. i tried system properties, advanced, startup settings and unchecked both boxes, as well as clearing the boot.iti file to no avail.
a rep at hp that was nice enough to just give me an opinion said i need the disk that came w the pc, which i obviously cant get. any ideas?
thank you so much for your time.

A:Choose operating system at startup-windows xp or system restore

You probably could purchase the disk from the manufacturer. They make a lot of money selling them to people.

Post the manufacturer & model of the computer, and verify the exact text of the message. That message is odd.

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I installed a Windows XP Home Edition SP2 in my Windows XP Professional Edition. When my computer restarted I saw that I have 2 operating systems. I realized my mistake, so I did a system restore on Windows XP Pro. I had set it before I installed Win XP Home. When I restarted again, it then boot in Windows XP Pro.

While I was using the computer, it gave a warning that I was low of space. So I had my disk clean up. Then I did the Disk Defragmenter, it said I only had 14% of space and it wont be able to defragment because it needs at least 15%.

Is the Win XP Home still there? Or did the system restore delete it? If it's still there how can I delete it? What do I do?

A:Help! Does system restore remove an installed operating system?

i assume you installed it on it's own partition so format it

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Hello -

I have followed the steps found on this site for removing the System Restore virus from XP SP3.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-system-restore

I ran RKill and TDSSKiller in Safe Mode as described, and they appeared to be successful. However, after rebooting via TDSSKiller app to run Malwarebytes, the PC hung up at the blue Windows XP splash screen.

I have tried to load Windows normally and via every Safe Mode option with the same result. To be clear, the first black XP screen appears when I load XP normally, and when using Safe Mode I initially see a black screen with Safe Mode in the corners, but then the PC hangs up at the second, blue XP screen that appears just before the OS should finally appear.

I also tried to boot from a XP install disc, but I got a blue screen telling me that Windows has been terminated because there was a problem.

Unsurprisingly, this event comes at a very inconvenient time. I have a deadline this week, and people are waiting on files from me. For this reason, doing a clean install of XP at the moment is not the most desirable option.

Any guidance will be appreciated.

JC

A:XP won't load after System Restore virus removal attempt

Hi, Lets give it a try.We will need to view the system status from an external environment. You will need a USB drive and a CD to burn. There will be several steps to follow. Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.Next download driver.sh to your USB driveAlso Download Query.exe to the USB drive. In your working computer, navigate to the USB drive and click on the Query.exe. A folder and a file, query.sh, will be extracted.Remove the USB & CD and insert them in the sick computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDIn some computers you need to tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD, in others is the Esc key. Please consult your computer's documentation.Follow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded therePress Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType bash driver.shPress EnterAfter it has finished a report will be located on your USB drive named report.txtThen type bash driver.sh -afPress EnterYou will be prompted to input a ... Read more

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Hi. My system has caught the "system security" virus where a screen pops up every minute or so saying my computer is infected. I ran Norton, didn't find anything. Ran Malware and 5 Rogue files were found so I thought it was gone but I rebooted and it is still here. Here is my HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:52:55 PM, on 12/28/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:"System Security" Virus - slow operating system

Please download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSITBefore you click "Continue", make sure you change the List files/folders created or modified in the last 3 monthsClick Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt and info.txt in your next reply.NEXTPlease download GMER and unzip it to your Desktop.Open the program and click on the Rootkit tab.Make sure all the boxes on the right of the screen are checked, EXCEPT for ?Show All?.Click on Scan.When the scan has run click Copy and paste the results into a Notepad >> save it and attach in this thread.Post me these logs in your next reply.. Post each log in separate post..1. RSIT log.txt2. RSIT info.txt3. Attach GMER result..

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I have a toshiba laptop A105 sieries. I got a real nasty worm and could not get rid of it.
I then stuck in the restore disc and did a complete erase of my harddrive. I am now trying to install the operating system off of the restore disc and I am not able to. Can someone please help me. I have went into the bios and set it to boot from dvd rom but then all it does is say recovering. 32 min later when it is done I try to boot from hard drive it ask me if I want to start windows normally. I select it and then nothing happens. I go back to bios and it says bood from hard drive but no go. If I go back into bios and have it boot from the recover disc it's the same thing all over. I don't know what I am doing and am a little confused no, really confused. Thanking you in advance for any help any one could give me.
 

A:Solved: restore operating system using restore disc

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First of all I want to know that weather my laptop has a genuine os or not?? Above mentioned model no. If it is not then can it be possible to load a Windows7 64 bit os.If it is then also same question.

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Hello folks,
I just joined the forum (and yes I tried to use the search function and got a "fatal error" three times after waiting the required 60 seconds)
I am using my trusty old IBM Pentium 3 (876mhz) computer to try to get help for my "new" Pentium 4 / 2.4 gig computer built by some other individual.
There was a severe power failure a couple of days ago and I was wondering if it had anything to do with what I thought was a hard drive crash. The computer had been "hanging" on start up since I installed a TV card but I thought it was just slowed down due to extra start up tasks.
I removed the TV card but the problem persists.
The computer won't load the operating system in any mode. I tried swapping hard drives to see if this one from the P3 would fire up, and it wouldn't on the other computer.
I then tried the "failed" hard drive on this (P3) computer and the OS wouldn't start. I then put it on the secondary IDE as a master device, (using this computer's operating system from the C: drive). This computer found the extra hard drive (250 gig) and I could access the files.
I am now wondering if it is a mobo problem as opposed to a hard drive problem but don't know how to figure it out.
I just re-read this post and it reads a little confusing, but I think someone with a little more computer knowledge than I have might be able to help me figure out the problem. Thanks for any and all attempts to save me from losing my other comp... Read more

A:XP SP2 Operating system won't load!

and welcome to the Forum


You cannot move XP installations around swaping out the hard drive . . it will fail because the devices are different.

If the pc finds the secondary drive, it likely indicates the first one failed . . you can check that out using the diagnostic that matches the hard drive ( put the original master dirve in to diagnose )

Samsung http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...ort_HUTIL.html
Seagate/Maxtor/Quantum http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...oads/seatools/
Western Digital http://support.wdc.com/download/
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
fujitsu/Seimens http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download...es/#diagnostic
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT

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Hi there,

Any help with this one would be appreciated. I've been asked to have a look at this ancient - VENTURIS FX 133 (VER 1.09). it's only wanted for basic word processing etc, but I cannot load an os on it.

I've set the boot menu to boot from the cd-rom but it seems to totally ignore it.

I've managed to format with fdisk, however at some point after the bios loads up, a win98 startup screen flashes for a split-second.
On the load up screen, the following info appears (don't know if relevant) -

-System BIOS shadowed
-Video BIOS shadowed
-Waiting for SCSI ID #0
-No device found at SCSI ID #0
Am I totally wasting my time with this relic or is there something I can do to load, win98 or w2k?
 

A:Cannot Load Operating System

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hi, i recently bought an e-pc vectra as a backup pc,i was told by the seller it had w2k already on it and sure enough it did but it needed a password so i repartioned and formatted and tried to load a fresh copy of w2k,it gets about halfway through copying files and then just shuts down,i have tried this 3-4 times and it always shuts down,when the pc turns on,before windows starts to load (before i erased it)you got a white screen that says hp invent with some f8,f2 etc. options at the bottom of the screen,so i tried a completely different harddrive because i thought the problem might have to do with the hp startup screen,thinking that hp had loaded something at the beginning of the harddrive,but i still get the white screen on the new harddrive,i don't understand why the hp white screen would still come up on a completely different harddrive,so my questions are where does this hp screen come from and why wont it load the os,also i am use to having a floppy and a cd-rom when i load an operating system( using a win 98 boot disk) the e-pc only has a cd-rom,also i tried to use a spare harddrive from my p4 with windows already loaded and it would not boot, thanks for any help , scott (Renshai)
 

A:HP e-pc will not load new operating system

The HP screen is part of the machines bios.. The reason it's not accepting the OS could be a few things.

Bad memory, overheating, overclocking, Bad power supply, Etc.. Personally, I'd place my bet on a bad power supply..
 

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Hp TS15J009wmGiven this, had win 8 on it reason I was given it was failed installation of win 7Log in ok, then come up with selection options windows 7 or windows 8 if you let it select it will after a  second and load the starting windows ect and then command prompt comes up to recover from a failed installation press enter I have win 7 disc converted to ISO on a external dvd and plug that in ,it spins up but nothing it just keeps coming up x=\$windows-BT\Windows \system32>

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Hi, I have windows XP and I used Kill-disk to erase my hard drive so that I could reload a fresh copy of Windows XP on it. But it doesn't seem to want to boot from the CD and A drives anymore, it just keeps cycling through a boot sequence. I have loaded the boot disk and the XP CD in, but it seems to be bypassing them. Any suggestions?

I checked the MBA during boot and it is set to the following settings:

Boot Method: PXE
Local Boot: Enabled
Config Message Enabled
Message Timeout Enabled
Boot failure prompt Wait for timeout

I have two IBM personal computer 300PL's so any help that you could give me to get my operating system back on would be greatly appreciated. I am stumped . Ryan
 

A:How do I load in a new Operating system?

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I have a Gateway Tablet note book. It stopped working. It would get to the windows screen and just sit there the blue dots going accross but never gets to Windows. I thought it might be the hard drive. So I ordered recieved new 380gb SATA hard drive. The only difference is the old one is a 5400 rpm and the new one is a 7200 rpm. I also have a xp pro never installed cd. When I try and install it it goees through all the stuff at the bottom of the screen as it is going to work. Then it says strarting Windows at that point it says can't find any hard drive. I know it's in there correct. I cleaned the contacts and put it in and out several times but it still says can't find hard drive. I look in the set up and the hard drive is there and so is the cd/dvd rom. I try and install new operating system on the old hard drive and get the exact results. Can anyone please help me as to what either I am doing wrong or what might be wrong with the lap top. Any one out there thanking you in advance for your help and consideratiton.
 

A:can't load new operating system

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I was away from my laptop and when I came back there was a one-line message that said something like, "Unable to load operating system." This was the first time I've seen that particular message when my computer wouldn't start.

Normally when the computer won't boot, I use HDD Regenerator to repair bad HDD sectors and recover the data. So I did that and it repaired 4 bad sectors. But I still got the same error message on restart.

Next I put in my XP install disc to go into recovery console. It didn't ask me to log into Windows like it normally does; just a C: prompt. I tried to use CHKDSK /R. But when I tried this, it said something like, "The hard disk has an unrecoverable error." I tried deleting BOOT.INI but it gave me some error message. BOOTCFG /REBUILD yielded, after some time examining the HDD, another error message I can't remember.

So then I did something which probably was a mistake. I used FIXMBR and FIXBOOT, and they reported success. Then I tried to copy over NTLDR. I got a BSOD in the process.

I restarted. It said booting CD, inspecting hardware config... and then nothing. Just a blank screen, no HDD activity. I couldn't get my XP CD to boot! CTL-ALT-DEL didn't work, so I hit the power button.

On restart I used the BIOS utility to inspect the HDD. All tests came back PASSED, so I'm pretty sure the HDD isn't FUBARed; I think it can be recovered if only someone knows how.

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A:Unable to load operating system

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Hi,
My XP laptop gives a "unable to load the operating system" error immediately on startup. I am far from home, way out in the "bush" with no postal service and no startup disk. Should i panic?
Thanks for any help.
Ppinny
 

A:unable to load operating system..

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Hi,

Is it possible to load up a MS operating system from a USB drive?
Has anyone done it?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:USB drive + MS operating system = Load?

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Unable to load operating system is the message i get when my toshiba laptop with vista home is turned on.

I was on my compuer and yet again it froze > in frustration i give it a couple of little bangs > it went beeeeeeeep > i turned it off > i turned it on, and then it tried to restore files a couple of times but now i just get the above message.

i am trying to copy my hardrive before i use the vista recovery disk to try to fix it.

i bought a case for it (sata 2.5) and i pluged it into my mums vista desktop and i also tried my sisters xp desktop. both times it displayed as
drive F,
drive G,
dirve H,
drive J
under my computer.

when you click on any of them it gives the please insert disk into drive # message.

Any Idead?

And thanks for looking.

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Installed XP Home edition, Sp2, went ok
Cd reader quit ater downn load, Microsoft fix: Modify Registry Editor
1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet.
3. Expand Control, and then expand Class.
4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
5. In the right pane (topic area), click UpperFilters. ????????
Cannot find any Upper or low filters in the pane ??
 

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Just bought a new dfi NFll Ultra Infinity motherboard,installed it went into bios auto detect drives.Computer detects everything but stops and says"unable to load operating system"I'm running win2k pro.Whats wrong?
TIA,Allenv
 

A:unable to load operating system?

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My father's computer (XP Professional OS) can't load the OS on bootup, and gives a message like unable to load operating system. He said he never created a startup disk, and I don't think he has the installation disk. Any suggestions on how to get this computer going again?
 

A:Unable to load operating system

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I installed Mac OSX on my Eee PC 1000H... it worked fine...
but the partition I had created was not very big and I could not save much... so i decided to delete and reformat the partition which contained XP, after which it all seemed fine... I kept using my laptop then I turned it off... the next day when I came to start it up again it turned on the bios showed and then it just said (on the black screen)... unable to load operating system?

Now I have thought of a couple of things I could do:

1. Reformat the Hard Disk and just reinstall XP (I need XP for a number of my programming assignments at uni), but I am not sure if this will work?

2. Load the Mac OSX again from a usb stick but then I will still have the problem of XP not working... and also im not entirely sure how to do this... or if it will even work.

Any other...possibly better ideas, and your thoughts would be appreciated.

Christian
 

A:Unable to load operating system??

Unless something has changed (which it very well may have; I don't keep up with Apple much) OSX will only install on a Mac, unless it has been hacked to install on a PC, which would make it an illegal copy of the OS.
 

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Hello,
I am new here.
I try installing windows 7 ultimate to my notebook Panasonic Cf-52.
I initialised the bitlocker to my Drive C and also encrypted it, then I restarted the computer. At boot up, bitlocker requested to enter 48digits to confirm. I pressed esc to exit that screen and windows 7 started normally.
The next day ,the second time I started win 7, I did enter 48digit and got successful confirmation.
But the third time started win 7 , It is strange that the screen to request 48 digits was on again, this time I just pressed esc and continued to log on to windows.
This morning , I started win 7 and I could not enter to windows.
At nervous, I did insert the win 7 installation DVD and try the fix boot recovery. It works for some minutes and then request to restart. The problem is here, my laptop just only appeared the line "error to load operating system" when starting windows
Now it just hang there. It seems that my SSD is locked by bitloacker.
The Cf-52 has TPM v1.2, it uses the SSD intel Gen2.

Any one can help me to load windows 7 normally?
Can I use other computer to access the data on the SSD as the SSD contains the OS , not the data only?
If I can not use the data on the SSD, Will I be able to just format the drive and install windows again ? How to do that ?
I did try to install windows to the SSD but the win 7 installation wizard just not see the SSD as usual.
Many thanks.

A:Error to load operating system.

I solved myself by using killdisk included in UBCD and gone all the data ! I reinstalled win 7 successfully.

But i have another problem that happen many times. it is that after 2 days using and had win 7 updated. Win 7 got error reporting that it could not write to memory address ..... and it could not fix, I had to shutdown win 7. After shutdown and restart, win 7 just disappeared and my Cf-52 could not start to boot to win 7, it reported that no hard drive installed (i.e the boot agent could not see the SSD, how strange !).
Anybody have such case like me ?
Is it the Cf-52 hardware compatible with the Intel SSD or is it just the issue of win 7 and Intel SSD ?

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I Had another lenovo laptop with same one key recovery app,with windows 8.1 installed(64 bit) and backed up in this lap..
Can i restore from that backup file in my current lap(win 7 32 bit)?

A:Restore from another PC with another Operating System

It might work as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are pretty remarkable in their ability to overcome driver problems then find and install the correct ones.

You will need a Window 8/8.1 install Key though, can't use the same key on more than one computer.

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Is their an easy was to revert back to the prior operating system? Like XP back to 98?
 

A:Restore old Operating System?

I'm not sure about XP; but, every upgrade issued so far has given the user the opportunity to save the old OS just in case he wanted to revert back to it.

If you did not save that information when prompted, or if you were not offered that opportunity, the only way to get your old OS back is to delete the current Windows folder and start over from scratch with Windows 98.
 

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I just attempted to accept an Windows Media Player update but when the download was complete, a message appeared that my System Restore was "off." I checked and System Restore appears to be "on." Just to test it, I checked the box to turn it "off" and received the standard warning that I could not restore my system if I proceeded.

This has happened at least once before.

Can System Restore be non-functional despite appearing to be activated?

I have Windows XP, Professional Version 2002 with Service Pack 2.

Thanks.
 

A:System Restore operating?

The final version of Windows Media Player 10.0 has been released. You can download it from here. It will install over the older version and overwrite it.
 

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I am attempting to restore into working order a Compaq laptop, running Windows Vista. I have checked the memory, and the hard disk, neither of which are faulty. That leads me to believe that my problem is caused by software. The problem is that I have is that the computer will boot up perfectly normally, and about 2 to 3 minutes after it gets into the icon and the desktop, it freezes up, and will not unfreeze. I have to restart the computer, and then it appears to be fine, and gets stuck in the loop again. I have talked to a few techs who have suggested I try and access the recovery partition, which is accessed by pressing F11 on Compaq computers. What is frustrating is when I try and restore, I get to the progress bar, and the computer freezes up again, not allowing me to even restore it. I am just trying to restore this computer as a fun project, I do not want to take it in to a service shop if possible, I am trying to do this on the cheap, as it is a free time project, I do not absolutely need this laptop working. I would like to figure out how to fix this problem though. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Thanks, Steven

PS It is a Presario C550
 

A:Need to restore operating system?

hiya,have you checked the sticks of ram are seated firmly,take a stick out then try running,if no good change sticks and change slots,is the fan turning,is there any overheating.
 

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Hello. I have a Dell Insperon Pentium 4 3.2 1024gig memory and dont know to much more about it right now! I am a over the road trucker and that computer is at home.
The problem we are having is that we just moved to a place that is out of the cities and had to use dial up for the first time on this computer and that started a whole lot of issues. It started to log on and would blue screen and say something about a physical memory dump. I tried a bunch of stuff to no avail. So I finally did a bios restore default and it started working.
So great. But tonight my wife was having the same issue with it blue screening and i had her try the default setting thing it the bios and now its screwed up. When windows tries to start it doesnt and we get a message saying missing or corrupt file and it is the windows\system32\cofig\system. Can someone help me. I figured we could put the windows cd back into the drive but guess what we have none. So now what? Can anyone help. sorry I am so vague, but i am in new york right now and that computer is back in pine city,mn at my house. Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Operating system wont load.

well the blue screen issue sounds like a memory problem, if you could get your hands on another stick it would be a whole lot easier the reinstalling windows. as for not having the cd, you might be able to go to a computer store and have them install it using your cd key.

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My HP pro 3330 Microtower doesn't load operating system. when I switch it on, it shows only blue color and it's written: press esc key for the start menu.  The above image shows what is displayed by my computer for hours and hours and it doesn't go beyond. I Have removed everything And reconnected them but no change. My pc is HP pro 3330 MicrotowerOS: Windows 7 proffessional 32 bit Help me please.  

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I have bought a IBM Thinkpad 560Z laptop with no operating system or internal drives. I want to load XP onto it. I have bought an IBM external CD ROM drive - USB 2.0 with optional split PS2 connectors.

I have tried connecting it from the cd drives USB to the PS2 on the laptop, it lights up and I can put the bootable XP CD in the drive. However the same startup screen always comes up on the laptop.

It is a picture of a floppy disk, with all the F keys along the bottom, the picture of F1 pressed down, and pressing between F1 and F8 just stays in a black screen, and gives "I9990302 I9990302 I9990305" if that means anything. You can't go any further.

Is this because there is no driver for the drive? The USB driver is on a floppy disk, but does it need this going from USB on the drive to the laptops PS2? Do I need to get an external floppy drive and install it/another driver, to then install XP?

What's the easest way to get XP on this machine?
 

A:How to load operating system with not internal drives

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My HP pro 3330 Microtower doesn't load operating system. when I switch it on, it shows only blue color and it's written: press esc key for the start menu.  The above image shows what is displayed by my computer for hours and hours and it doesn't go beyond. I Have removed everything And reconnected them but no change. My pc is HP pro 3330 MicrotowerOS: Windows 7 proffessional 32 bit Help me please.  

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I am assembling a computer for my son for christmas.. I bought a new inexpensive motherboard and cpu (a biostar with a duron 700mhz processor) and a used hard drive and floppy, cdrw.
It boots up fine but I cannot get the operating system to load correctly.. it always ends up saying some of the files are corrupted, or unable to copy certain key files.. I have tried both ME and XP. I think it might be the hard drive, although it seems to check out ok when I do a scan disk, so I thought I would start with replacing that. .. I hope it isn't the mb or the cpu, but at least they are still under warranty.
Any ideas?
thanks!
 

A:[SOLVED] operating system won't load correctly

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This is really weird. When I try to turn on my computer with my atache usb drive inserted my computer says that it was unable to load the operating system. When I shut the computer down, take the drive out and reboot without it in, the computer works fine. All I have to do is insert the drive later. It's not a big deal, but I'm wondering what could possibly cause this.
 

A:Solved: Unable to Load Operating System

It sounds to me like you may have your boot order set to check USB drive first and then your internal hard drive. The system is looking for an operating system on the USB drive and not finding it, which gives you the error.

Enter your BIOS and change the boot order to internal drive first and then USB. Plug your USB drive in and try booting again.
 

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This is a Sony Viao Laptop. It is not equiped with an integrated floppy disk drive. The CDrom does not work, however it is equiped with an external CDrom. All bios settings have been reset to factory specs but its does not boot XP. always get msg "cannot load operating system" The question is this. It seem the harddrive may have been formated and there is no way to use a startup disk or the recovery cd's to reinstall XP. Is there anything that can be done? Network to another sys, etc. Any ideas? This puzzles me. I am worried that the computer does not recognize the external cd rom and recovery cannot proceed. Infact, I do not know how to install the neccessary drivers for the external cdrom much less installing XP. I want to try everything short of replacing the factory cdrom which broke. (read expensive, prolly can replace it with labor). Any Ideas? Humorous comments expected.

A:Error Message "cannot Load Operating System"

Humorous comments expectedDid you hear the one about the....Welcome to Bleeping Computer!I need some clarification. How did you reformat the hard drive, I mean, how did this happen? Are we SURE the hard drive in this laptop still works?Is the external CD ROM connected via a USB port?

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As the title of this thread explains.
Every time i boot the computer up, i go past the first post screens, select boot from cd/dvd and then it shows the loading of the cd (this is for xp btw)
i then get to the screen where it asks me what i want to do eg, install windows or exit.
I click install and then it just says please wait and sticks on this screen.
I have left it like this for several hours and nothing has happened.
i've tried resetting the bios, still the same thing.

Pc spec is:
Asrock 4CORE1333 FULL HD Motherboard
Intel 2.66ghz dual core processor
2 x 1gb 667mhz ram.
500 watt win power powersupply
250gb seagate hdd ide
sony + pioneer dvd-rw drives (ide)
Onboard graphics.

IF you know anything id be very greatful to hear it.
building the pc for the old man, desperate to get it running.

Thanks
Joe
 

A:Built Pc Does Not Seem To Load Operating System Cd/dvd Properly

Try using one of your Sony drives.
 

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I am currently running windows XP. A few months ago my system would not load the operating system. I received the error unable to load operating system. I could only run my computer in safe mode. I searched around and saw where if I boot from the CD and go through the repair option and get to the c: prompt and type fixboot that it would work. Well I did and it did work.. Sorta.

After the fixboot everything was fine. However, now when I hit the eject button on my DVD burner door the door opens, closes and my system will shut down and restart??? And now I get the error message again of unable to load operating system. Had a large video project and went to transfer it to DVD and opened the door and total shut down..

So everytime the DVD's are used or the computer is turned off I must boot from the CD and do the whole fixboot thing..

Is there a way to stop this from happening?
 

A:Unable to load operating system - Windows XP

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Solved: Unable to load operating system - Windows XP
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Unable to load operating system - Windows XP
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I have an Acer Aspire One netbook with Windows 7 Starter.  When I switch it on it goes immediately to Startup Repair, says that repairs were not successful and the computer cannot be repaired, restarts and then does the same thing again and again.  I was advised to reinstall Windows using the option to retain user data.  When I do this, the progress bar remains at 0% for some time and then this message comes up:
 
"Restore failed - error code=0x45d (WIMApplyImage cannot apply image : The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.)  Restore unsuccessful.  Please try Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults."
 
Is there any way I can backup the files on my computer before I do this?
 

A:Restore Operating System failed

I/O error usually indicates a hard drive problem.
 
Download Puppy linux on another computer. Create a bootable USB flash drive with Rufus. Run Rufus and select MBR for a partition scheme. Leave everything as checked including Quick Format. Where FreeDos is shown in the dropdown box select iso image, click the folder icon, and browse to the iso image of Puppy you downloaded. Press Start. Backup any data on the flash drive as it will be erased.
 
Attach the USB flash drive and boot. Your hard drive partitions are in the lower left of the desktop labeled sda1..sda2...sda3 depending on how many you have. Your Windows partition should be labeled sda2. Click once on the sda2 icon. This will mount the partition and a File Manager will open. If you do not see your Windows files close out the File Manager and select another sdaX partition. Post back if you see your Windows files and I will post instructions on how to copy to another flash drive.
 
I recommend Lucid Puppy for compatibility. lupu-528.005.iso
You may need to have USB boot priority in BIOS. Tap F2 at boot and make sure USB is at the top of the boot list.
 
Some Acers have a setting in BIOS called D2D. This must be enabled before doing a factory reset.

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I am not sure if this is the right place to post this. My laptop randomly shuts off on its own and sometimes will not start when I try restarting it. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 ( windows vista) that is just shy of two years . I took it into best buy and they said that my hardware passed all the tests but my software had some issues. They said that the Operating system crashes, Windows has 66 traces, and is Extremely corrupted. They said that I needed to back up my operating system and docs and I need to wipe the system and re-install the operating system on it. This all would cost me a little over $300. I am wondering if this is something I can do by myself?

I have a work laptop that I could alternatively use, however, I cannot seem to get the wireless to work.
 

A:Wipe out and Restore Operating System

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I need to restore / recover / reinstall my OS and need help. There is a recovery partition on my PC but I don't know how to use it. I have system and data backups but the laptop starts with a black sceen. I can use task manager to stop and start explorer.exe but I cant run my backup program. I loaded HP updates and that trashed Chrome when I activated a plugin. I tried to go back to a restore point and that stopped the login process with the Invalid Pointer error. I tried uninstalling HP Client Security Manager using a range of methods on the net but once done the PC logs in to a black screen. I have a recovery disk When I try restoring to earlier points all I get are errors about missing files. Where do I go from here? I understand that there is an orininal image on a partition somewhere on the PC.

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I've restored tons of desktops and laptops but recently my family got a virus on one of our computers and i was unable to remove it(there is a chance they unknowingly gave it permissions). I then tried restoring the computer and left it over night and was asked to look at it when there was an error "No operating system found". I have looked up many solutions and keep seeing use the secure boot to change from UEFI to Legacy mode but that option isnt even there. I looked in the right spot and unlike the pictures i saw i simply dident have the option to use Secure Boot

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I have an Acer Aspire One netbook with Windows 7 Starter. When I switch it on it goes immediately to Startup Repair, says that repairs were not successful and the computer cannot be repaired, restarts and then does the same thing again and again. I was advised to reinstall Windows using the option to retain user data. When I do this, the progress bar remains at 0% for some time and then this message comes up:

"Restore failed - error code=0x45d (WIMApplyImage cannot apply image : The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.) Restore unsuccessful. Please try Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults."

Is there any way I can backup the files on my computer before I do this?
 

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Upon start screen computer gives message: "error loading operating system"
Computer: Dell D-600 laptop
xp pro
 

A:error: unable to load operating system message

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I dropped my computer last night, and I think I may have broken something due to the message it's giving me now. I just want to be able to recover the files from my hard drive, if possible. I don't want to throw it away if there's a chance to get some of my files back.

It is an Asus K53E.

A:Unable to load/boot Windows Operating System

What is the message that you receive?

Check to make sure all the components are seated securely. Hard drive,dvd drive,Memory modules,etc

If the hard drive is in working order you may be able to remove from the laptop and using

a SATA/IDE to USB adapter connect it to another working pC and recover the files

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Hi, I'm running Windows 7 on a Dell Dimension 5150. I recently received a failed to load operating system error and a Drive 1 not found error. I ran a startup repair from the Windows 7 disc and received a message it failed to repair automatically and that the "Boot Sector for system disk partition is corrupt" error code=0x17. I do have some files I'd like to retrieve off of the hard drive if possible so if I can repair it, I'd like to try. Is there anyway to repair this? If so, how do I go about this? Thanks in advance.

A:Boot sector Corrupt, operating system won't load

It looks like the HDD has failed. You can create an Ubuntu Live CD and boot off of that. If the HDD is detected, you can browse it in Ubuntu and copy your files to a USB HDD.
Once safely backed up, restart the computer and press F12 at bootup and do the Diagnostics. If the HDD fails, it will need to be replaced.

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