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Dualboot set up system crashed BIG time

Q: Dualboot set up system crashed BIG time

I tried to set up a dual boot system ( Vista Ultimate and Win 7 Pro) this aft and my computer he miraged and froze up.
Finally got it working again but I don't know how, just luck.
I followed the recommendations and made copy of Win 7 on ISO disk, I think it works but I'm not sure, and I unplugged the drive which has Vista on it and tried to boot. My computer froze solid even before it loaded OS file.
Why do I need to unplug my C: drive? Is that the only way to do a clean install?

Preferred Solution: Dualboot set up system crashed BIG time

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A: Dualboot set up system crashed BIG time

To ad to the above post.
I have to do a clean install because you can't upgrade Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Pro.

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I ran chkdsk because my entire system crashed every time I plugged in a device- -ipod, blackberry, etc...
However, the computer crashed during stage 5/5, about 49% into it. It stays a 1.8 million files of 4.something scanned, didn't move from there in hours. After a hard reboot, I ran a system check, and it told me that it's not detecting any issues. I can now plug in my blackberry with no issues.... any thoughts on what's going on there?

A:my entire system crashed every time I plugged in a device

chkdsk can take hours to finish.
If it didn't outright crash, it was still working, you just won't see it do anything. I have had chkdsk run for an entire day before.

Might want to run Hard Drive diags. But there is no telling what the problem was.
Next time you run chkdsk, let it finish. It is not often that it just stops, unless there are real issues with the hard drive itself. Then it's time to replace it.

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Alright, I want to install VISTA, but I am not about to do it on my current hard drive. I do have an extra hard drive, so can I create a dual boot system? I know how it works with using one hard drive, but how is it done with two? Do I just install VISTA on that hard drive, or is there something else I need to do? What about hard drive Jumper settings?

A:Creating a dualboot system?

The simplest way I can think of is just the way you described, install each O/S on it's own HD, and select which one you want to boot either in the BIOS or (if your MB lets you) select it during the boot process (which is what I do, between Ubuntu, WinXP Pro & WinXP Home).

As far as Master/Slave jumpers, I don't think it's a problem to boot from a slave; what's important is where on the cable you plug the drive. If at the end, it has to have a Master Jumper setting, if in the middle of the cable then it needs Slave.

Another option (harder, but maybe better suited to your needs) is to create a partition on one drive and install both O/S's on different partitions. But that's harder.

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I am upgrading to windows 7
but i seriously want to keep my xp operating system - faster for gaming

I have xp installed but i want to install windows 7 too (as seen above)
now i read online about doing a dual boot on the same HDD's
But i want to do a dualboot from 2 HDD's
xp on one HDD
and win7 on another HDD

how do i do this, Help please

A:I need to create a dualboot windows 7/xp system

Connect both hardrives to your computer. Double check that they are seen in bios.

Put in your win7 disk.

Install win7 to your NEW harddrive. (CLEAN INSTALL)

Once you can boot into win7 download Easy BCD

Point a second boot for windows xp to your other hardrive. select which one you want to boot by default.



If you have any questions fire away

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Hello im planning on making a system image of my windows 7 hdd(365gb partition). I currently have ubuntu installed on another 100gb partition, and the bootloader is grub2.

When i make the system image will the fact that ubuntu's bootloader is being used instead of win7, affect how the system image is made? If i restore it will it boot properly?

also ive read that windows system image is unreliable. Is this true? if so, does anyone have any better suggestions on how to backup my whole win7 drive?


A:System Image with Ubuntu Dualboot?

First of all, Ubuntu's boot loader is ONLY being used to boot Ubuntu; it can not boot Windows -- only the Windows boot loader does that. GRUB hands off control to the Windows boot loader.

Second, if Win7 came preinstalled on your PC, there is likely a small partition containing the Windows boot loader files. IF that's the case, when you make an image backup, be SURE to include that small partition, as well. You need that partition in order to boot Windows.

If you later restore Windows using the same tool that you used to image it, then no, that is not going to affect Ubuntu in any way.

I don't use Windows System imaging; instead, I use Macrium Reflect -- the FREE version will do image backups and restores.

And finally, MS insists on using the word "drive" when they actually mean "partition". You don't have a Windows 7 "drive" -- because if you did, there would be no partitions on that "drive" containing anything else. Instead, you have (likely) a Win7 boot partition, and a Win7 OS partition.

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I have two hard drives and have each of them partitioned.

I have Vista on C: and did a custom install of Win 7 on the first partition of my second hard drive, which is F.

I wanted to create a backup image of Win 7 on the first hard drive's other partition but kept being told there was no room, because it was imaging C and F.

I found this from technet.microsoft.com's library

I made the 200 mg partition at the end of my second partition on my second hard drive with Windows 7 on the first partition. However, I can't mark the 200 mg partition as active, evidently because I already have one active partion.

Any advice as to how I can achieve my goal without messing everything up? I thought Win 7 automatically made this partition, but it didn't. I have programs installed on Win 7 so hate to re-install it, if there is some way to do so and get the 200 mg partition. Would a repair installation fix it?

A:Want to make Win 7 System Partition DualBoot

Let me try to understand

1. on disk drive #1 you have Vista
2. on disk drive # 2 you have Win7
3. on disk drive #2 you also have another partition of 200MB to which you want to image Win7

Well, you need a much bigger partition to image Win7. To be safe, I suggest you create a 20GB partition. That should be enough for 1 image or use an external disk which is usually the preferred solution. This can be any partition type and need not (must not) be active. Since you are double booting, you have a little complication though. The MBR is most likely on your Vista partition. So whenever you are in a need to restore the Win7 partition, you have to hope that this MBR still functions - and during the restore you must NOT replace the MBR (that would be different if you were imaging the Vista partition).

Here are 2 tutorials:

1. How to create a partition: Data Partition
2. Imaging with free Macrium: Imaging with free Macrium

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When I only had Win98 on my computer, I've run Norton's WinDoctor relatively often with no problem. In fact it was very helpful.

But I'm noticing something odd about Norton's WinDoctor when run on my current dual boot(win98 and W2K) system.

It doesn't seem to be specific for the operating system that I run it under. If I run it while booted to W2K, it finds conflicts or things related to mt other drive partition where Win98 is installed and seems to confuse the 2 operating systems.

It has removed things and caused problems across operating systems that I still haven't been able to fix yet.

Has any other dual boot user found this to be a problems?

(Once I solve all the problems this has caused, I'd like to know how can to make WinDoctor only address problems in the O/S that I'm running it under and not both at the same time...Is there a way to tell it to do that?)

I may have to reformat everything and start over...things are so screwed up! and I'd like to avoid this problem in the future!

A:Problems with running WinDoctor on dualboot system?

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As you can see in the screenshot, I have one drive with three partitions.
I want to remove a system partition (D:) that contains a windows 10 enterprise demo that has expired,

and merge it with E:, which is my data partition.

But Windows Disk Management wont let me use the delete function (greyed out). I suppose it's because it's marked as "Active" and "System", so my MBR is on there, right?

I already removed the Windows 10 start menu entry in msconfig.

So how do I do this?

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Ok I really need some advice with a few aspects of what I'm trying to do.

My ultimate goal is to dual boot my new lap top, which came with Vista Home Premium pre-installed, and an image of my old laptop's XP Pro system.

My old xp laptop has 4 partitions(1 OS though) and the harddrive is of course smaller than the new.

What I want to do but don't know how:

1. I want to install the clone of the old system over a wireless network between the two laptops. I am COMPLETELY lost about how to go about doing that. I just don't want to end up having to make disks to do this.

2. I've dual booted before but never when the 2nd OS wasn't a fresh install, I have no idea how to fix the mbr or whatever it is that will need to be fixed for the cloned XP.

3. I'd like to shrink down the cloned XP so it doesn't have so much free space since the Vista will be my primary OS and will be needing more free space than the XP.

I've used both Norton Ghost and Acronis' image software in the past so I'm somewhat familiar with them, and am open to any other software that might make this easier for me.

Does anyone have the knowledge and patience to help me with this or the ability to point me to someone/somewhere that does? I would appreciate it so much.

A:Set up a dualboot of Vista & Cloned XP system over wireless network?

I don'tt think we can help you here under the rules for this forum for no comment on illegal copying techniques.

I know that neither Ghost nor Acronis will work in making Windows XP boot... you still need the OS disc.

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This situation is a bit messy but anyways:

So I dualbooted Windows 8 Developer Preview with my OEM Windows 7 Home Premium years back and removed it thereafter, together with restoring the MBR and everything. So now, whenever I press the F8 button at startup to access the Advanced Boot Options, it shows the usual Windows 7 black-and-white options.

^ After pressing F8 key at startup, this shows. (thanks to SevenForums for the image)

The problem comes when I select the "Repair Your Computer" option, which shows me the Windows 8/Technical Preview "System Recovery Options", instead of the Windows 7.
^ this shows up (thanks to EightForums), instead of...
^... this. (thanks to SevenForums)

While I have created the Windows 7 System Repair Disc to access my Windows 7 options, this bugs me a little as the "refresh" and "reset" options don't apply to me, several options like System Restore doesn't work and my OEM options to access the recovery partition isn't there. Furthermore, I'm prepping for the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade and am worried that the upgrade will further mess up the current situation.

So, is there any way that I can recover/restore the Windows 7 System Recovery options?

A:Recover/restore Windows 7 System Recovery Options after dualboot

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

Tell us which partition had Windows 8. Did you correctly delete that partition which is how an OS is best removed?

Do you remember how you "restore[d] the MBR" exactly? Did you move the System boot files to Win7 or its System Reserved partition, and how? Has Startup Repair been run from 7 disk and what did it report?

If you deleted or formatted the Windows 8 partition and it's System Recovery Options remain then was the remaining System Reserved partition originally for WIndows 8 and only updated when Windows 7 was installed? This is the only way I can think of that Win8 SysRecovOptions would remain.

Seeing the screenshot and knowing the answers to these questions should make correcting this possible if the boot manager isn't corrupt. Keep in mind that any factory installed Win7 is a grossly inferior install to begin with, larded with bloatware and duplicate factory utilities that have much better versions built into Win7. Most tech enthusiasts choose to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 with the Product Key on the COA sticker.

As a last resort if you've lost Factory Recovery via F8 and that is the method to boot Recovery for your model, you didn't make the Recovery disks, but Recov partition is still intact, we could show you how to Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD to set the rig back to factory condition. Then you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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I have first been getting these problems when I downloaded Comodo IS Pro. Apparently when I approached them for help,the technician did not reply to me after telling me to install.

Thus I did a system restore and the computer could load in normal mode(however the screen,etc loaded slow like hell.)

Yesterday, I downloaded comodo firewall and something familiar appeared

From Problem Reports and solution, these are the service that crashed:

4X svchost.exe
1X lsm.exe
1X sandboxie.exe
1X wininit.exe

But guard32.dll from comodo is the module causing it according to Problem Reports and Solution, but anyone knows why and how to solve it?

A:Svchost crashed, windows start up crashed, local session manager crashed

Have you tried uninstalling Commodo to see if it is causing the problem?

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My HP windows 10 desktop won't boot. It freezes during booting, and once i Recieved a blue screen machine_check_exception error message. My system quick checked passed. Ill note that yesterday i ran nortons power eraser, so maybe that is part of the issue. Also, Automatic repair couldnt repair my pc. Any thoughts on how to boot and disable norton to restore my computer to a certain point?

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Hello All,

I do desktop support, and I have gotten a strange request from a manager... He would like to find out the times that a PC (belonging to one of his staff) crashed yesterday? Is this even possible? The only thing that comes to mind is event viewer, but I checked it and didn't find any errors. Any suggestions?

A:Is there a way to find out the time a PC Crashed

Crash dump files are stored in C:\Windows\system32\Minidump (the default location in XP) if the crash resulted in a blue screen of death. System freezes and conditions that cause the power supply to shut off usually do not generate a log.

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I am hoping that someone might be able to help me understand what just happened to my laptop. One moment it was working wonderfully, the next it started keying the letter "O" by itself...and wouldn't stop. I blew out the keyboard, (thought something might have gotten down there and was the cause of this) but still no change. I tried to restart my Vista Ultimate x64, but because it was keying that letter it just kept trying to search. So I had to hit the power button...

This is where it gets weird.

Upon restart, it goes to some sort of recovery wizard. No log-in screen, just this wizard. If I cancelled it, my system would reboot. So, after 6 different cancels / restarts, I tried it. It did a recovery that set up two partitions on my HD, but ERASED EVERYTHING. Anything that was not installed originally on the computer was erased. There are no system restore points (Deleted as well) Don't worry, I back-up fairly often. But I'd like to know what the hell happen.

I have gone through my Event Log, there are somethings that didn't look right, I've googled my little heart out, but still no answers. I just want to prevent it from happening again...

Thank you for your help in advance!


A:Computer Crashed...big time...Please help!

That's a new one for me too, I'll let the Gurus help you on this one since I have no clue.

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Couple days ago i made a topic where i told my friend is having crashes on startup.
Well that problem is already solved.

Today about half an hour ago when i rebooted my pc it loaded just fine until boot animation but just before entering windows screen goes black and screen popups message "No signal". After that windows reboots itself and boots normally into windows.

I tried to check with nirsoft bluescreen viewer if i got blue screen but apparently it doesn?t show any crashes. D:

i will include my SF-Tool information as an attachment into this topic.
My specs can be seen below of this post.

A:My pc crashed today first time ever during startup

anyone? D:

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My power supply went on my emachine t2085 after 4 years,seems like the motherboard is toast, It has been kind to me,other than what I read on the forums. I want to rebuild a computer while there is still snow on the ground for the next month. I would like to use the existing tower & purchase a ASUS P5B LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Model #: P5B & also an Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor. Now will this board screw into the housing of the emachine. or would I be better off with this housing, Rosewill R5717 BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case+450W Power Supply. I would like to salvage a lot of the other components on the emachine. I would like to know if the Asus motherboards are any good, I know the sellers says good things about this motherboard. I also want to know if most of the components are interchangeable, CD, DVD drives, my hard drives (Digital Western) & ribbon cable. I also want to know which tower housing should I use. I want to run my satelite TV through my Twinhan 1020a pci card. Any help on this would be much apprieciated.

A:T2085 crashed - time to rebuild

Thanks for the advise, that was very helpful, & will give me options. Thanks once again.

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Hi guys, ive posted b4 that i had an problem to turn my comp on, and now again, i updated my BIOS, since it was having some problems on stablity, and this time, it said : You may now restart ( appeared after flashing the bios ).
So i pressed the restart button on my computer and after, that, i cant see anything else on the screen! I waited and waited, looked in the manual, Cleared Bios, ( CLRTC ), shoved a original bios back up floppy inside and still no luck, to me, it's probably screwed up now, and i need a new MOBO.
Can anyone recommend me a S754 MOBO, for gaming and overclocking?
Btw, i didnt overclock b4 it screwed up... i just wanted to try it when i get a new MOBO, if necessary...

A:Bios Crashed Again, But this time, WORST!

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Microsoft Office Excel

Stopped working

4/4/2010 3:04 PM

Solution Available

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: EXCEL.EXE
Application Version: 12.0.4518.1014
Application Timestamp: 45428263
Fault Module Name: OLEAUT32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a74f
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00004580
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 17417

Extra information about the problem
LCID: 1033
Brand: Office12Crash
skulcid: 1033
Bucket ID: 645573241

Anyone kind enough to help me by offering step by step instruction to put the above solution to good effect. My computer literacy level is 'beginner Level'. Thank you very much. - Mak

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I just bought over my friends laptop. Can someone please help me to understand and what need to be done about the following message:-
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
- <recoveryLog xmlns="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/spreadsheetml/2006/main">
<summary>Errors were detected in file 'C:\Users\Soo Ling\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART\NitroPDF.xla'</summary>
<info>This workbook has lost its VBA project, ActiveX controls and any other programmability-related features.</info>
Thank you and if anyone could offer some advice on how to fix it. : Marc.

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We recently upgraded from IE10 to IE11 on our Citrix servers (w2k8R2)
Now we have the problem, that IE11 crashes all the time. Mostly when you try to open a hyperlink or a new tab.
The Eventviewer shows me something like that:
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Faulting application name: IEXPLORE.EXE, version: 11.0.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x52157231
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16408, time stamp: 0x523d45fa
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0001e12c
Faulting process id: 0x1e84
Faulting application start time: 0x01ced715c9f58083
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
I already tried...
Reset IE - no help.
Addons disabled - no help.
Disable Protected Mode - no help.
SFC/Scannow - no help, but repaired some files

Another local user account - no help.
I also tried to replace the ntdll file with the following command:
icacls c:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll /grant Administrators:FBut the error is still there.
I added a regkey, so everytime the IE crashes, a dump will be created. I opened this dump with WinDbg and it shows me that:
Loading unloaded module list
This dump file has an exception of interest stored in it.
The stored exception information can be accessed via .ecxr.
(1958.15a0): Access violation - code c0000005 (first/second chance not available)
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found.  Defaulted to export symbo... Read more

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hi all,

my win 7 pc crapped out. its not the disk. i have an image made on acronis. i bought a new win 10 pc. whats the easiest way to get that win 7 image with all my applications onto the new win 10 desktop? i want to get rid of windows 10. i would like my image working on new pc (new hardware) as i will not have to reinstall and configure everything again.

i tried swapping the old pc disk into the new pc, but the new pc would not boot: says invalid disk. could it have something to do with the MBR or that UEFI thing?

A:System crashed, how to restore Windows7 system image into new desktop

you're going to be in a world of pain if you want to do this but have no access to the old computer. In this situation, a SYSPREP with the generalize function is run in Windows 7 to prepare it for migration to new hardware.

You can try cold turkey like you did, you may have to switch to AHCI drivers from IDE or IDE to AHCI depending on what you had before to get it to boot. The boot sector may be a problem too. If you used standard MBR in the past then check your BIOS on the new PC to see what adjustment you can make.

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Windows Explorer would crash EVERY time. If I tried to do anything with a folder containing a picture.
I'd get the message that Explorer experinced an error and would have to close. Windows would then restart Explorer.

I could open the Pictures folder, but any cut, copy, paste, or move would result in a shut down of Windows Explorer.
I would get a message that an error had occurred.
Windows Explorer would open up again and as soon as I tried to do anything with one of the picture folders, the crash would return.

I've searched the web over and over. Others had the same problem.
All the suggestions from Virus, to defrag, and everything in between did not work for me.
I found the fix by accident. And so far it's working.

The fix was:
Control Panel>Folder Options>View and toggle "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
I had it enabled, turned it off and the problem was gone.
Turned it back on to see if the problem would return, but the problem has NOT returned.

I 'think' it occurred because I moved some picture folders, that displayed a thumbnail into another folder that already had a thumbnail.
By removing the dueling thumbnails, the problem went away.

Doubt this will fix ALL windows explorer problems, but at least it fixed mine.


A:Windows Explorer crashed every time I clicked on a Picture Folder

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Thanks for sharing, maybe the info will help others.

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I was recently helped by Jack & Jill in another forum.


I received clearance from the Malware forum to create this post.

After my topic was closed, I installed the updated Windows Vista Service Pack (the one I had was outdated). Upon completion of update my system crashed. I cannot even run System Restore (it never reaches completion).
When I try to start my computer I get the following message:
!!0xc0000034!! 185/49206 (program_files_windows_nt_tabletextservice_...)

Unfortunately I do not have any recovery CDs. Any help is greatly appreciated,

A:System Crashed - Unable to utilize System Restore

Can you start up in safe mode?

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sorry if this thread already exist before but i googled it everywhere and i cant find answers to my problem so this is a final alternative. i already have windows 7 Ulitmate x86 but 1 day i came up with an idea of giving a try on x64 one by dual booting.. so i downloaded it legally from microsoft and i did every procedures required for the install.. shrunk my C drive and installed the OS on the unallocated free space on the drive and it went on perfectly..

but the problem is the System Reserved partition showed up on the x86 OS. every time i open My Computer i can see the system reserved partition..i could accidentally do something wrong with the partition if it remains unhidden so i want to hide it..I was thinking of changing the drive letter but i afraid that's going to give me boot problem..in disk management the System Reserved is labelled Z and marked as active..tried to set my other partition as active that day but the pc cannot boot at all not even the boot manager showed up. however I managed to fix it using my recovery disc to access the cmd and reactivate the Z drive using diskpart. help~

A:System Reserved drive shows up after "2nd OS" install (dualboot)

Hello cajuan93

Just remove the drive letter totally from the system reserved partition in disk management to stop it showing up in My Computer. By default that partition should not have a drive letter assigned to it.

Regards Danny

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First off, thanks to everyone ahead of time for helping me!

Alright, so I just moved to a new house and hooked my computer up to the internet for the first time on the new IP. I was on for just a few minutes when I got a "Send error report" saying that "the system has recovered from a serious error". When I go to click anything, I get the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH!! Now it happens everytime within a couple of minutes when I load my desktop. Now I don't really think it has anything to do with a different IP or anything like that, but I've been messing around with other forums for days now and still haven't been able to fix this problem so I decided to jump in the forums and post my own thread and just hope I can get this fixed.

A:My system crashed, please help!

Hopefully the computer wasn't dropped when you moved from house to house. Also hopefully the computer was packed up right and didn't get banged around inside the truck or whatsover.

One thing you can do is to check the HDD for any errors. Go to the manufacturer's website of the hard-drive and download the latest diagnostics utility. Then put the program onto a CD, boot the computer to the CD, and test HDD for any errors. If there are any errors, then it's time to backup your files ASAP.

Another thing you can do is to perform a windows repair on your computer and hopefully windows repair will fix the problem.

Also try reseating computer parts. Reseat the videocard, cpu, and memory sticks and make sure they are on the motherboard tight.

You can also perform a check disk repair. Go into my computer and right click on the C: drive. Then choose properties and then click on the tools menu. Click on "check now" on the error-checking section and then make sure the two boxes are checked. Click on start and reboot your computer and let check repair do it's thing.

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Hello everyone,

While l was formating my Toshiba laptop, the power went out and the system could not continue with the formatting even when it is rebooted.

It comes on showing "NTLDR is missing", press ctrl+alt+Del to restart system.

Please Help.


A:Crashed System -XP

Don't know if you have a xp boot disk but if you do you should be able to copy the NTldr file from that to the root windows folder.

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crashed drivers and only message appearing F2 set up and f12 to change boot service and keeps switching itself on and off and I cant reload new drivers online and retieve my data.pls help

A:crashed system

i m an windows 7 and cant reload and retieve my info,keeps restarting wih F2 and F12 msgs

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Hello I recently installed suse on my computer and I also have windows xp installed on a seperate partition. Since I am an idiot I was on windows xp and I decided to delete the suse partition trough windows. After I deleted the suse partition, I restarted windows and like ususal it said Grub loading, but I got an error because obviously suse is no longer there, so I put in the win xp disc and tried to repair windows. I thought if I deleted the 956 mb swap partition it would correct the system from trying to load Grub, but it actually made things worse and now I cannot even load the windows xp disc. Now when I try to load the xp disc it says inspecting system configuration then the screen goes blank.........I dont know what to do! Help!

A:Help system crashed

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my system got crashed and I managed to reboot with the cd of Lenovo but its not working as it was so I do like to know that can I get my system's factory settings if yes- how could I get it.
Thank you bon400

A:system crashed

Is the system a Dell server? If so, what model, operating system and controller?

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I was trying to free up some space and accidentally deleted tons of system files and a bunch of necessary things I have no idea what to do or which system files I deleted. I tried starting it up and it came up with a screen saying Power Saving Mode and then switched to a screen coming up with: SYNTAX in the middle and on the bottom it said: Press TAB to enter post.... and Press DEL to enter setup. I tried the rescue disk but it wouldn't load the CD Drive. Then I went into the BIOS and changed it so it would boot the CD drive first. Nothing happened. WQhenever i turn it on the SYNTAX and Power Saving Mode scxreens just cycle over and over continuously.

I desperately need help. I hope you can help me someway

A:System Crashed

Welcome to BC
Do you have a XP disk?

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My windows vista crashed for no apparent reason and it will continuously direct me to a black screen with an option to continue normally or launch startup repair.

Normal startup doesn't work, and the repair gives me the message "cannot repair this computer automatically". I send the info to microsoft and it gave me no options to fix it

And although I have attempted the repair several times already, for some reason it says number if repair attempted:1

Root cause found:
Startup Repair has tried several times but can still not determine the cause of the problem."

Root cause found:
Unknown bugcheck: Bugcheck 7f. Parameters = 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0.

Repair action: system restore
Result completed successfully

Note this is the results from 2 separate occations

I have tried System restore to an older date but it did not work

I have tried safe mode, did a dskchk with /f but didn't do anything

Unfortunately I have made no backup

Also, the windows came with the computer so I don't have any disks or anything

A:System crashed please help!!

I am no expert,but the same thing happened to me with my laptop in October. I called my computer manufacturer's tech service and we went through most of the F8 options and none of them worked except for the options under recovery manager: I had a choice of full factory recovery or recovery with automatic data backup and I chose recovery with automatic data backup. Because I chose recovery with backup,I retained all of my files. I don't know if your computer has that option or not. But,if all else fells you may be able to do that.

There are probably other things you can do first. Other people with more knowledge than me might have other suggestions,I'm sure.

Good Luck!

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Im not sure what led to it- maybe a virus. The same events occured each time. Programs became very slow, mouse froze, became low on memory(~.5gb) so shut down the system and a couple of error windows came up saying to the effect that $something couldnt be saved. I wasnt saving any files that I knew of. Wouldnt reboot- wouldnt repair-reinstalled windws. the last time a bunch of mp3s were playing so checked all mp3s with AVG and Comodo AV as well as the entire system. Nothing found. This is getting old. but Im getting very fast at building the system Any ideas?

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I am running vista on an acer laptop. Last night it crashed. When i turn it on a black screen with safe mode options pops up. I tried that but it starts to load and nothing happens after that. I don't mind if i can't recover any files because all i really had on there was pictures and music.

If there are any tips that could help me out to get my computer up and running again, please let me know.

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I think that I wiped out some registry files prior to rebooting. Now can not access system, not even open BIOS setup.
Put Win xp pro disc in and rebooted many times, pushing DEL to open BIOS setup, but can not. Only comes up motherboard flash screen.

I really screwed up and have no idea how to access BIOS setup. This is a work machine so in a tight spot.

Any suggestions would be great!


A:HELP! Crashed system.

What were you doing to your computer before this happened? Where you flashing the BIOS?

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Early today my computer was perfect, then came the disater, I was informed that I needed to install SP1 (vista service pack 1). I did so, and towards the end of the process, it crashed my system, I mean a total, complete crash. There is no windows, no prompt, no curser, just a black screen. No matter how many times I turn my compter on and off, the same black screen is looking back at me. The microsoft website is not helping, they want to charge me to fix a problem caused by their system (dont get me wrong, happy to pay for service). Is there any way I can restore my system without inserting the start up disks again.

Added: While waiting for a reply I have decided that I would have to start over. However, my computer will not even read the discs to start over, there is just nothing. Just black. (3 years ago, I had to start over, it was simple,I just put the manufacturer disks in my disk drive, started the computer, and it wiped everything and started again). Any suggestions would be so much appreciated.

A:SP1 just crashed my system


are you using a PC or laptop? When you turn the PC off then back on, do you see the POST screen, i.e. the manufacturer's logo and/or a series of checks denoted by white text on a black screen?

It could be that the PC isn't fully turning off and you're going straight back to the screen you're seeing. If that's the case, remove the power lead from the PC after turning off (or remove the laptop battery), wait 10 seconds then reconnect and power on.

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My laptop crashed, system 32 not found/corrupted, i bought a boot cd ( not realising i had one supplied with the laptop). The bought disc then reloaded xp pro, so no files, no office programs. When i did find the right disc and press f8 on start up i have 3 windows xps to choose from bottom is the corrupted one middle is the clean version and an incomplete one. When i load the correct boot cd it states i do not have enough ram memory, can i delete the top 2 xps? I just want to get back to the corrupted version and give the original boot cd another try.

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crashed drivers and only message appearing F2 set up and f12 to change boot service and keeps switching itself on and off and I cant reload new drivers online and retieve my data.pls help

A:crashed system

i m an windows 7 and cant reload and retieve my info,keeps restarting wih F2 and F12 msgs

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recently i changed my window 7 home premium to ultimate, lost all my programs. my vaio assist button are no longer working and i ve no back up either...kindly assist me

A:system crashed

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

If you did a full reinstall then the new OS may have deleted all of your files.

How did you go about upgrading from Home Premium to Ultimate?

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Hiiiiiiiiii all

My XP.system have been crashed , I was doing some particular updates and when it done and reboot the system I can not log in to the XPsystem .

I have two systems in my device the other one is ubuntu , as we know when I turn on the device the system Give me a suggestions to select which system I want so I choose windows but the problem is the system again restart from it self and it still do that just with xp but it okay with linux , I think I need to delete the files of current updates but how can I log in to windows ?

- I can not reach to the welcome screen
- Safe mood as normal mood , which mean it still restart
- I lost the CD's of system

A:My XP.system have been crashed

From the Advanced Options Menu choose Disable automatic restart on system failure instead of Safe Mode.
Post the lines under the Technical Information section, the Stop code and any file names it mentions.

Do you know which updates you were installing?
If you were installing the KB977165 update, and have the version before MS added code to check for the presence of a rootkit, that could be the cause. Installing the update on an infected system causes blue screens or restarts.

Check the Windows partition for this folder:
If present, check in the spuninst subfolder for the spuninst.txt file

The spuninst.txt file contains the commands that the Recovery Console would use to uninstall the update. It's a list of Delete and Copy commands to delete the new files, and restore the old version. The last command makes a copy of the spuninst.txt file named spuninst.tag so that Windows Update will know it's been removed.

You can do each command from Ubuntu if you don't have an XP CD.
If you have access to a Vista/Win 7 DVD or can download one of the Vista/Win 7 Recovery Environment CDs, I have a batch file that can uninstall the update as well.

Vista Recovery Environment CD
64 bit Vista
32 bit Vista
Win 7 Recovery Environment CD

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I was working with my "backup" computer.......Win XP SP2 and ran an AVG scan.......anti-rootkits. I removed 5, and one was fixed. Later on I shut down the computer when a storm came through, and about an hour ago powered it back up. Windows will NOT boot up. It continued to recycle, and I am unable to get into SAFE mode, nor will it boot with the last known good settings. I tried "debugging mode", "disable automatic restart on system failure", and "safe mode with networking" (out of desperation), but nothing's working. I do not have a recovery disc, but I do have the OS re-installation disc that came with the computer, plus the SP2 disc I got from Microsoft.What's my next step? Thanks.

A:I Just Crashed My System

I will move this to the Am I Infected forum, where someone will try to assist you.


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Dear all,

I spilt some water on my laptop a few days ago but fortunately it's completely dried out and working perfectly.... apart from this minor (but important) issue. I would appreciate your help.

Problem: the system time does not stay correct. Even after manually updating the BIOS time and also even after manually syncing it with the various servers available under the time options.

Fix: set the internet time sync interval to every minute rather than its default setting? How do I do this?

Much appreciated.

P.S. This couldn't be a CMOS battery issue surely because even when the system is on and plugged in the system time still deviates from correct. (I assume the CMOS battery is only used when the system is powered off.) If I need it replaced, how does that sit with my Dell hardware warranty?

A:System Time not kept correctly after having manually changed BIOS time

Quote: Originally Posted by dell1545

Dear all,

I spilt some water on my laptop a few days ago but fortunately it's completely dried out and working perfectly.... apart from this minor (but important) issue. I would appreciate your help.

Problem: the system time does not stay correct. Even after manually updating the BIOS time and also even after manually syncing it with the various servers available under the time options.

Fix: set the internet time sync interval to every minute rather than its default setting? How do I do this?

Much appreciated.

P.S. This couldn't be a CMOS battery issue surely because even when the system is on and plugged in the system time still deviates from correct. (I assume the CMOS battery is only used when the system is powered off.) If I need it replaced, how does that sit with my Dell hardware warranty?

For right now, lets just try to update your time. To do this, click on the clock in the bottom right. Then, click on change date and time settings. In the window that comes up, go to the top and click on the tab titled Internet Time. Then, click on change settings. Click on update now in the windows that pops up.

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Hi everyone, recently I switched from my mini-itx board P8Z77-I to my old Z77A-GD65, since then I'm having stability issues.
My 2500k was stable at 1,32v, cooled by an H100i, my GPU is at @1200/1500, also tested and stable (7870xt), but now randomly the system hangs, with no bsod, mostly while gaming but also one time while I was using Chrome with a bunch of tabs opened, including YT; only one time I got a bsod, full report attached
Thanks in advance, Gabriel.

A:System Hang (mostly gaming, also 1 time using Chrome), 1 time BSOD


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Anyone have an idea how to retrieve e-mail contacts in Outlook from a crashed system that won't boot and can't be restored?

A:Crashed system question

You could try slaving the HDD in another system and trying to retreive the contacts that way.

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So, I did a stupid thing, deleted some files, and crashed my computer. I tried a safe reinstall of windows (which was not supposed to write over anything) but even after that I can get windows to install/run properly. It's windows XP. My question is, is there a way the I can hook up the broken system to another computer and simply copy the files off of it? I know the exact directories of the files I want to get. Or is this something I'd be better off taking it to the local best buy for? Or just call it a day and re-format?
Not really sure what other info to supply you with, haven't opened either system to see if there is an empty slot to hook up to.

A:Can I get files off of crashed system?

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The first time I thought it was because I was running some other stuff at the same time, my system simply froze. I couldn't move the mouse or use the keyboard, but I did see the hourglass appear and disappear on my mouse cursor.

The second time I tried to use it I left it alone to scan and I got a blue screen error (which I took a picture of with my digital camera) and I took a screenshot of the log it posted after I rebooted my system, or the locations where the error files are. It told me the system recovered from a serious error.

A:GMer crashed my system twice

Why are you running gmer? Do you have reason to suspect malware?

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My system crashed last night. Loading a heavy graphics MMORPG, the screen started stuttering and semi froze. It has happened before and I hard turn off computer and reboot and all is well. Not this time.
This time I went to the "boot in safe mode" or "last good settings" or "boot normally" screen.
None works. When I try to boot in safe mode, i get a string of lines and it stops.. then recycles. When I try to boot normally or at last good settings, I get the Windows booting screen with the horizontal scrolling then it turns off and starts the booting process again.

I went to CMOS and put on default safest mode and that didn't help.

Then I decided to reinstall Win XP 64 Pro, my OS. I set to boot first via CD drive and it starts the process and delivers me a blue screen with "Windows Setup" in the upper left hand corner of the screen but it proceeds no further. It just sits there and the CD stops spinning.

I put another HD in from an older computer with Win XP and it booted so I assume it's not related to the MB or CPU but I can't for the life of me figure out what to do next. If I can't boot in Safe Mode and if I can't reinstall Win XP64... I am out of ideas.
I am planning on buying a new HD and installing my OS in it if I can't come up with an alternative.

Don't have all my hardware info but it's an AMD 2X64 cpu and a decent gigabyte MB with onboard graphics. I don't have a video ca... Read more

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