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CD-ROM not available as a booting option

Q: CD-ROM not available as a booting option

Didn't know where to post this, but this question concerns a problem with the CD-ROM drive not being read in the boot menu.

The only visible option in the boot menu is the Notebook Hard Drive and nothing else.

This problem prevents me from booting a Linux installation that is required for a class.

Could anyone provide a solution for me; or at the very least help me discover the problem?

Thanks in advance; any useful information is appreciated.

Preferred Solution: CD-ROM not available as a booting option

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: CD-ROM not available as a booting option

Does your CD drive function? Also, did you look in the BIOS setup and not only in the boot menu.

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I have a windows XP computer, I wanted to try out vista so I made a new partition with a boot CD and then installed vista on that small partition but after a couple of days I booted again with the Boot CD and I deleted the small partition so now I only have XP on the computer,

But when I boot up the computer I still see the option of booting in 2 OS vista and earlier version of windows (XP) now if I click on vista, I am getting NO OS which is fine, but how can I take it down? I tried to Edit the BOOT.INI but I only see XP I don?t see any referents of vista, and I cannot use BCDEDIT.exe because I have XP so what should I do?

A:still see the option of booting in 2 OS???????

Hello deutschnaftula

Start>Run and type msconfig. On the boot.ini tab, click "Check all boot paths".

That should remove the dual boot option for you.


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I just got a new motherboard and wanted to reformat one of my hard drives so I could actually get into Windows but when I boot from the disk the Windows Setup gives me no option to format or install Windows. It just starts loading files, then it restarts the computer. If I try to boot without the WinXP cd it starts to load windows then blue screens because I got a different motherboard than my hard drives are used to, even in safe mode it will crash and restart. The new motherboard I got is an ECS Elitegroup GF8200A Black Series, the old one is an ASRock ALive NF6G-VSTA. My processor is an AMD Phenom 9650, I have a 650 Watt PSU, an XFX GeForce 9600 GSO, and 4 GB of RAM. The HDD I am trying to reformat is an 80 gb Maxtor, my main is a 200 GB Seagate but I don't want to reformat that one because it has all of my things on it. Any help regarding either reformatting the one hard drive or making it possible for me to boot into Windows on my main hard drive to install the neessary drivers for this new motherboard would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for helping.

A:No Option to Reformat when booting with WIn XP cd

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Hello all!
For months, my pc had no issue booting at the 230 option on my PSU. However, a few days ago I powered it down and it wouldn?t turn back on until I had switched it to 115. This wouldn?t be an issue, except now my USB microphone doesn?t work anymore because it draws too much power. Whenever I try to boot with 230 now, my pc goes on this endless cycle of trying to startup, and the fans speed up and slow down over and over and over again. It?s so annoying!

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Hi experts,

please help. I cannot make my NB500 to boot to external DVD-rom because there is no option in the BIOS, only HDD, LAN and Fdd... I replaced my defective HDD... please help


A:NB500-107 - no option in booting to USB Drive

When you start your NB press please F12 to enter boot menu. Is USB option listed there?

Generally speaking Toshiba offers small tool for recovery image installation on USB stick. This bootable USB stick can be used for recovery image installation.
Have you created this USB stick in the past?

Out of curiosity: which OS do you want to install?

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I tried booting my hp envy x2 11-g000ea from start up via a USB and DVD, but it freezes on the setup option where I am to select my country and language. I don't know what to do.

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Hi i have system installed with windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Whenever i start the system it first shows the Ubuntu 12.04 and then Windows 7. If i don't press a key for 10 seconds automatically Ubuntu starts. Now i want the Windows 7 option must come on top and Ubuntu must go down and if i do no press any key then windows 7 must start. How can i do this???Can anyone help??

A:Make windows 7 as first option while booting

How did you set up the dual boot? If you used EasyBCD or similar in Windows 7 then the same should be able to change the default. If you used grub (more normal) in Ubuntu see an article such as this How do I change the GRUB boot order?.

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Hello, I've been having a problem when booting my computer today. When it gets past POST and loads operating systems (Like if I were to dual boot linux and 7) it shows windows 7 twice. At first, it was because I was installing windows to my new SSD, and left the old install on my HDD, which I planned to format and use as data storage after everything was done. I tried to delete it from my HDD, but it wouldn't let me while in windows, so I used my DVD and formatted my HDD with that, and left my SSD as active partition with boot. Soon as I restarted the computer it said something like "Bootmgr missing press ctrl+alt+delete to restart" I did that, and used my disc again to repair it but now its back to having 2 different drives with both active on their list in disk management, and two windows 7 options at boot start.
(Disk 1 is my SSD and Disk 0 is my HDD)

What I want to know is, how can I delete system reserve from my HDD and put it on my SSD without having two windows 7 options (once again I formatted the HDD so it shouldn't even have windows on it.) and put the crash dump option on to the HDD. Also why both drives are showing up as active. Thanks in advance.

A:Double windows 7 option when booting.

You didn`t unplug disk 0 during the new install did you ?

Why do you want to put the SR partition on C ? C looks fine.

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I've re-installed Windows using an OEM boot CD, and now I cannot get it to boot from the HDD. I have set the prioroty in the BIOS to HDD/CD/Floppy and Windows just gets stuck in a loop when trying to start ("loading personal settings" > "logging off" > "loading personal settings" etc.). It boots fine from the CD if I change the BIOS priority to CD/HDD/Floppy.

I cannot run the recovery program from the CD as it goes straight into the WinXP installation (I'd imagine due to being an OEM CD).

I had to re-install windows due to a virus attack, which I believe must have changed something in the boot registry. Any ideas please?

A:Solved: WinXP not booting, no recovery option on CD

Just for further info, I have tried running recovery console from another WinXP CD and running fixboot and fixmbr but no joy

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I'm trying to repair my master boot record but when I try to access the repair my computer option using the DVD, it doesn't come up.... Instead goes straight to the drive options.
Anyone seen this before?

A:MBR Missing... No option to repair computer when booting from DVD

Here's How:
1. Boot your computer to the Windows 7 DVD (or to a "Repair CD"). At this screen choose to install now.

2. Select your language and click next.

3. Click the button for "Use recovery tools".

4. Then select "Command Prompt".

5. When open, the command prompt will look like this:

6. The command we will use, bootsect.exe, is in a folder (named boot) on the DVD.
We need to know what drive letter has been assigned the DVD drive to access the folder.

Type: diskpart
and press Enter
Type: select disk 0 (zero)
and press Enter
type: list volume
and press Enter
In this screen shot, the 7 DVD is letter: G


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Hi,Iam having an Acer Travelmate 5744z Laptop and it has Windows 7 installed.Yesterday i forgot to shutdown the laptop while i am going to sleep, and today morning when i turned it on it started to reume windows, then i've accidently pressed the power button and it just turned off. So i pressed the power button again and tried to turn on the system, but it showed something like "delete restoration data and proceed" so i've clicked on that, boom my laptop fell into bootloop.Current condition : Acer menu comes when pressing power button No BIOS options aka F2 Menu showing up, then a dash (-) comes on a black screen and then goes back to acer screen.If anyone knows fix please help me.

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A:Acer Travelmate 5744z Not booting, No Bios Option

If you put a install disk or system repair disk in the CD/DVD and start, there's a good chance it will boot from the disk. No need to go into Bios.

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Hi,Iam having an Acer Travelmate 5744z Laptop and it has Windows 7 installed.Yesterday i forgot to shutdown the laptop while i am going to sleep, and today morning when i turned it on it started to reume windows, then i've accidently pressed the power button and it just turned off. So i pressed the power button again and tried to turn on the system, but it showed something like "delete restoration data and proceed" so i've clicked on that, boom my laptop fell into bootloop.Current condition : Acer menu comes when pressing power button No BIOS options aka F2 Menu showing up, then a dash (-) comes on a black screen and then goes back to acer screen.If anyone knows fix please help me.

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A:Acer Travelmate 5744z Not booting, No Bios Option

If you put a install disk or system repair disk in the CD/DVD and start, there's a good chance it will boot from the disk. No need to go into Bios.

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Yesterday I began the processing of migrating my C: drive contents to a newer larger SSD. i used Clonezilla to copy to the new hard drive. I thought everything had gone OK but it didn't (of course) . The new hard drive was recognized as the C: drive; the old hard drive was recognized, but only in Disc Manager and Windows would not boot unless i booted from the old SSD. Through a process of pretty much trial and error, I am now at the point where both drives are recognized. The new drive is C: and the old drive is now visible in Explorer as drive I. The old drive still has all it's original contents including Windows and needs to be reformatted (it's more than 90% full). The computer is booting from the C: drive as it should.

The only quirky thing which is happening now is that when I boot the computer, I'm given a choice of loading Windows Home Premium or Windows Home Premium (Recovered). If I do nothing the computer loads the former after 30 seconds...all is well.

Any idea why the "recovered" option is there, and how do i get rid of it?

A:given option of booting to Windows Home Premium OR Recovered version

Well its there bcause windows automatically repaired ur computer.. try which entry is working n remove the other one using easybcd software.. but make sure the menu entry ur choosing at boot is working fine

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so here what's wrong with my comp , i have an m17 r2 alienwAre laptop.in the bios menu the sata option HCAI is selected but when the comp boots it says no operating system is found when booting for bios sata option RAID it runs fine. But the comp should be on HCAI in order to run features that a specific to that computer . I have tryed reformatting but in HCAI it on finds the second of 2 500g hard drives but the partition with the boot is on hdd1 not hdd2 . Boot up again with RAID it finds both and and I can reformat . I have tryed to reset the registry and have tryed using drivermax to find out if I'm missing sata drivers I've also tryed reinstalling my bios from the dell/ Alienware site now im lost one what to do please help

A:oparating system not found when booting is Sata option AHCI

Quote: Originally Posted by Thowgate

so here what's wrong with my comp , i have an m17 r2 alienwAre laptop.in the bios menu the sata option HCAI is selected but when the comp boots it says no operating system is found when booting for bios sata option RAID it runs fine. But the comp should be on HCAI in order to run features that a specific to that computer . I have tryed reformatting but in HCAI it on finds the second of 2 500g hard drives but the partition with the boot is on hdd1 not hdd2 . Boot up again with RAID it finds both and and I can reformat . I have tryed to reset the registry and have tryed using drivermax to find out if I'm missing sata drivers I've also tryed reinstalling my bios from the dell/ Alienware site now im lost one what to do please help

Are you referring to the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI)? I have never heard of HCAI as an acrnoym in computer terms. If you want to change from a RAID (dynamic) to basic disk it will require formatting the drives.

See the following article for some information;



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We have 4 classrooms of Optiplex 990s and I intend to image them with Windows 10.
I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version A20, and there is no UEFI "Onboard Nic" boot option only a Legacy one. This means that it won't PXE Boot for a UEFI image.
Am I missing something?
Is it supposed to have it?


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I have a checkbox that when checked it makes an Option Group visible. When the Option Group opens (I've tried both check boxes and Option Buttons) but they both have NO checked off when the Option Group opens. I have tried playing with the default for the Option Group Frame. I have tried setting it up to reset to null when the Option Group opens.

From everything that i am reading there is only a yes or no option, there is no null option. How do I make neither button or checkmark checked? I want both boxes or circles left blank until chosen.

A:Access -Checkbox to make an Option Group visible (need no option checked)

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Hopefully there's an answer out there. I'm a long time Firefox user currently using Version 14.0.1 on a PC with W7 64bit.
Since taking the upgrade to version 14, I no longer have the option to pin the shortcut to the task bar of start menu but have to be content with the shortcut on the desktop. When right clicking on the shortcut, I no longer see the traditional option of where to pin the shortcut. I've gone back as far as Version 10.0 but the option is no longer there either.

Any ideas on what's happened or how to solve this mystery?

A:Solved: Firefox any version - No option an option to pin shortcut to Taskbar or Start

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The Troubleshoot icon that should be under the 'Advanced Startup' Option is missing. System is a new Dell Latitude 10 ST2 Tablet running Windows 8. Have access to 9 other identical tablets, all configured the same and they all have the Troubleshoot Option. Have tried multiple methods of getting to "Advanced Startup" display (including Safe mode, 'shutdown /r /o', etc.), but all result in only having the 'Continue', 'Use a Device', and 'Turn Off your PC' options - No Troubleshoot. Other than missing this icon, system is working fine. Shy of wiping the disk and starting over, any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Troubleshoot Option Under Advanced Startup Option Missing

im having the same problem, nobody has a solution?!!?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with Windows Vista I am trying to do a factory image but the repair your computer is missing from the F8 advanced boot options menu.
Can anyone tell me how to get this back on the list Thanks in advance

A:advanced boot option menu missing option

if your just trying to do a "factory reset" try powering on then press the ctrl key and the f11 key at the same time (at the dell logo), should get you a pc restore screen, follow the instructions...good luckps, if you have a manual, the key configuration may be different...

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In my laptop existing OS is Win7 Home Premium x64.

Hardware config is
HP i7 Quad processor 1.7 GHz.
4 GB DDR3 Ram,
500 GB HDD.

My system perf is slow. I installed few softwares. I have deselected most of the startup services and programs from msconfig. Eventhough my system bootup time is slow, and whenever i open mycomputer it taking time to load.

I have decided to install Win7 Enterprise Edition x64 by formatting my C drive. But there is no option while i do clean install. Please help.

A:Formatting option while selecting custom option...

Hello ragavendrang.

I would suggest that after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media you use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive, running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create and format a single 100GB partition using diskpart will get you a clean all and a chkdsk /r for the best possible space to install Windows to.


After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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My laptop had been infected by the Brontok.C worm and i already get rid of it... but i found out that this worm had also take my Folder Option in the Tools option at the toolbar gone with it.. how can i restore it back?.. as there is many hidden files in my laptop that i couldnt reveal anymore...help me

A:The 'folder Option' In The Tools Option Dissappear!

Are you comfortable with making edits in the registry? Back up your registry FIRST!
Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

the "NoFolderOptions" should have a value of =dword:00000000

My guess is yours has a value of =dword:00000001

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Hello everyone. I have been having an ongoing problem with my computer and I have asked for advice many times, and haven't really gotten any answers. Basically the problem is simple. When I click on a link in firefox, firefox opens it in a new window. This isn't right, it should open in the same tab. This also happens just by pressing the back button. This problem also effects the desktop. When I will select a single program, a cluster of programs around it get selected as well. Today this problem happened again, but I noticed something different about it. When I went to restart my computer (it generally works normally after that) I saw that my usual options of "Standby" "Turn Off" and "Restart" were replaced with "Hibernate" "Turn Off" and "Restart." I'm not sure what it means or if the problem is serious, but it is quite frustrating so if anyone can help shed some light on the issue, please do!

Oh and I was told before that my problem could be that my control key is stuck, but I have cleaned the key and it has been unstuck.

A:Option for standby is replaced with option to hibernate?

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There seems to be a bug in the Win7 version of Robocopy: the "Multi Threded" options seems to disable "No Progress" option:robocopy c:\users\Public\Robocopy-Test\in c:\users\Public\Robocopy-Test\out /nfl /np /mt /e /dcopy:t /r:0 /w:0 /log:Robo-Test.txtLog:
ROBOCOPY :: Robust File Copy for Windows

Started : Sat Dec 12 19:01:10 2009

Source : c:\users\Public\Robocopy-Test\in\
Dest : c:\users\Public\Robocopy-Test\out\

Files : *.*

Options : *.* /NFL /S /E /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T /NP /MT:8 /R:0 /W:0


0 c:\users\Public\Robocopy-Test\in\
New Dir 4 c:\users\Public\Robocopy-Test\in\1\
New Dir 3 c:\users\Public\Robocopy-Test\in\2\


Total Copied Skipped Mismatch FAILED Extras
Dirs : 3 2 1 0 0 0
Files : 7 7 0 0 0 0
Bytes : 33.13 m 33.13 m 0 0 0 0
Times : 0:00:00 0:00:00 ... Read more

A:Robocopy's /MT option disables /NP option

Hi Is_mstn, Yes, we can repro this issue on my side. And we have added it into our bug database. Thank you for reporting it. I think it should be fixed soon. :)Thanks again.

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On December 13, 2009 a user reported an issue where Robocopy when using /MT, disabled the /NP option.

The original question:

On December 21, 2009 this was confirmed to be a bug and it was added to the "bug database", and a promise was made to fix this soon.

Today, 2646 days later, I can still reproduce this issue.
When you require me to pay licenses for for your products, would it be okay i do this soon?

When could we expect this issue to be solved?

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I wanted to brag about how much I know about computers since i've built numerous ones and repaired everything I messed up.  But, now having a big senior moment and cannot for the life of me know what to select when rebooting acer aspire az3101.  The monitor wouldn't light, so I took the computer apart, made sure no dust was in the way, the fans work..and everything was in it's place.  So, plugged it in and got it to start but only get as far as select proper boot device and press key.  Yeah, I know  I know..I didn't make a boot disk.  Been beating myself up with wet noodle so now what's next?  Feathers

A:only option on F12 is to select boot option or use...

HDD is connected?if so, at F12 can you choose it as boot device?was the PC booting from that HDD?

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I can't log in anymore with the fingerprint reader, and when I looked in the Sign-in section from Settings, I can only see these two options: Password and PIN.How can I reinstall the fingerprint option?  

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I have a HP Pavilion notebook. A bit older I think. It had built in windows Vista Home Premium. Somehow my hard disk crashed and I bought a new one. I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and updated to service pack 1. I made a system image using windows default recovery console. Everything was fine. But today I needed to restore my computer to a previous restore point. Every time I press F8 to get to the advanced boot option I see everything is okay except the "repair your computer" option. Somehow the "repair your computer" option disappeared. I tried ctrl+F11 button and the F11 button too. F11 button worked for my previous vista home premium but for Win-7 it's the F8 key. Can anyone help me with this please? How may I get the "repair your computer" option back? Is there any way to edit advanced to boot option to get that option back? I would be needing it in case of system image recovery. Please I don't want to reinstall the O/S once again. Please somebody help me.

A:Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

On my clean OS install, the "repair your computer" option also does not appear in the F8 Advanced Boot Options list.
The option does appear on my ACER PC.

You can access this option by booting from a System Repair CD/DVD. A system repair CD is a must have.

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Hi, I am trying to reduce the noise of my Yoga C930 laptop especially when it is plugged in to an AC adapter. Most of the time the fans get turned on even at CPU load 1-5% at Task Manager. I went to "power source and sleep" but I cannot find System Cooling Policy option. Could you please let me know where it is? I read that one could also change the cooling method setting in the BIOS. I cannot find it. Where is it? Thanks

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Can I use switch user option on power option list or on start menu list ?

A:switch user option on power option list or on start menu list

Hello jk22,

If you like, you could already use either option in the tutorial below to natively switch user. OPTION ONE is the closest to what you want.

Switch User in Windows 10

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I have compaq presario cq 40 317 tu notebook
Problem is that whenever i use it with windows xp home edition it never give me options to manage battery. also it all time show icon of Ac power on the task bar even the laptop uses battery. no alarm or any other option to change the battry settings or dont get any idea how much battry is available to use
but the on vista everything works fine.
Please help

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Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

A:Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive.  If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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I am trying to help a friend. Her computer would hardly boot yesterday, but after 10 minutes or longer, it would load. Programs hardly run and if they do are impossibly slow to run. Windows task manager keeps popping up. It won't close. We tried to set the registry back to an earlier date, but it won't take. My guess is that is a virus. She had AVG anti-virus running now it won't run either. Any thoughts? Any reliable online site which could scan the computer?

A:XP very slow booting and barely running after finally booting

Follow the 5 Steps to Remove Spyware link in my signature below. The 5 Steps will direct you to some reputable online virus scanners as well as help you post a HijackThis log for analysis by the HijackThis analysts here at TSF.


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I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7.
I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64.
I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in windows XP environment it is shown as drive C: again(I have two HDDs, 500GB each).

So as you can predict I tried using the dual booting and followed the tutorial for that on the website, I wasn't able to get it to work exactly and each time I had to change the bios settings to boot either win 7 or win XP,

I downloaded easyBCD and was trying to get it to work but my silly mistake was I Reset BCD configuration under BCD backup/repair tab and ever since I haven't been able to load windows 7 and the laptop directly loads windows xp.

I ran easyBCD in windows xp and tried to fix the problem by adding the bootloader for windows 7 there but nothing seems to work.

I am really stuck and I can not reinstall windows 7 because it is set up with all the softwares for my work

A:Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

It sounds like you have the OS's installed on two separate HD's, and were booting them correctly via the BIOS - setting preferred one first to boot in BIOS setup, then booting the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

To restart Win7 unplug all other HD's, Mark the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP on its Add OS entry tab.

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...

A:DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.

Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

A:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005

A:Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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I'm running WXPSP3.
Under the Windows Explorer Search files option, I would like to add a subset of drives as an option to search for files.

I have Googled this but the results are ambiguous.
This has nothing to do with Windows Search indexing options.

Now that's it's common to have Terabytes of storage, I have many partitions on my drives. It simplifies defragmentation.

Many times when I'm searching for a file, I know it's not on drive C. But that's the first place Windows Search starts. Instead of searching all drives/partitions , I need an option to search a subset of all drives/partitions. Starting with drive D usually.
Where is the code that specifies these parameters? Registry? If so, what section.
I searched the Registry for "C:;D:;E:;" and found nothing. So it could be hard coded.

Thanks in advance.

A:Search files option - Adding a subset of drives as an option to search files

I can't answer your question directly but if the disks are using NTFS try this search utility, it's much faster than the XP one :- http://www.voidtools.com/

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?


A:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.


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i have lenovo g460 with windows 7 premium 64 bit, it was working fine yesterday...but when i try to use my laptop now i see a message on black screen

PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
pxe-mof: exiting pxe rom.
no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

but i dont have any installation disks except repair disk which i created through windows wizard... i searched for solution over net and tried to recover ..first i booted with repair disk and found operating system as unknown on local disk startup found error but cannt repair it and through commpand prompt i tried these commands

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

the first 2 commands worked successfully but when i run the last command it scanned and identified windows installations 1 and prompted to add it to boot list when i press y to add i got the message

the requested system device cannot be found.

pls help me to solve the issue...thanks in advance...

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I have a SONY PC (RX-580) and it is not booting on an erratic basis. The first problem was after pushing the start button, the fan starts on high speed, but no activity light and no HD light came on at all. AFter 1.5 minutes or so, I rebooted after removing the power cord for 30 seconds. This happened 8 times today. I should mention that during this time, nothing comes on screen at all. There is no opportunity to get to the CMOS settings or even to boot with a floopy. (yes this still has a floppy drive in it.) Normally, for the past several months, this problem has simply been an inconvenience and after 2 or 3 tries, the unit boots up fine and works fine all day. Today, when it failed to do this so many times, I shut it down, opened the case and proceeded to reset all cables and connections. I didn't notice any loose connections. I didn't remove ram sticks. I then rebooted and this time, I got the HD light activity for a few seconds, then the fan slowed to a normal level as like everything was going to be okay. After a few minutes, the activity light was still lit, but no flickering like something was happening.

I turned the machine off again. I should mention that each time I turned the machine off, I didn't have to hold the button in for the normal 5 seconds. It turned of immediately.

I once again, inspected and reseated cards. I did not remove RAM sticks. This time, I plugged in and booted and right away, got a 3 or 4 second solid warning tone, follow... Read more

A:Booting process is beeping, but not booting

you a buy a tester tool for $12 and also use a multimeter. I would just replace the darn PSU.

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Hi all, I updated my laptop months ago to windows 10 from windows 7 and now wanted to double boot ubuntu along with windows 10. While trying to disable the secure boot option inorder to boot the linux, i saw tat the secure boot is missing and even the PXE boot capability option is missing and the only options that is remaining is cd-rom boot and internal network adaptor option are shown.  and I dont even want to reinstall windows 10 or go back to windows 7 as there are lot of files which might get effected in the process. So is there any other way how I can resolve it???? 

A:Don't have secure boot option in boot option

It is an Intel Core 2nd generation and the motherboard may not support secure boot which is consistent with its being a native Windows 7 machine. Have you tried to install Ubuntu and run into issues or you are just anticipating them? 

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I partitioned hard drive and everything. Then I installed XP Pro and Vista. Then I updated both and whatnot. I was on Vista then I restarted and booted into XP. Now when I try to boot into Vista it gets to the loading screen then it just restarts. I can still boot into XP fine.

Also I have lost all access to my BIOS. Does anybody know how to get that back?

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When I place a blank CDR into my burner drive, a window appears asking me how I would like to open the program.

It then gives me a list of options.

I originally ticked the "alway open with" box so the Musicmatch program would start automatically.

What do I need to do to remove the checked box and to see all the other options again, as this window no longer appears for me to uncheck it.

A:CD Option Box

This might work
Hold down the Shift key while right-clicking on a file , click on Open With... from the menu. Select the program you want to open files of this type with and enable Always use this program to open this type of file.

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Where do I find internet options to enable TLS options?

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Hi there

My mums man ordered this package and it's so slow anyone else using it then let me know how your getting on with it please.


A:Anyone Else Using Plus Net Option 2

Hi tomtay,Do a test to check your internet connection speed: Speakeasy - Speed TestYou could contact the Official PlusNet UserGroup and remember that you have a 45 day trial with Plusnet. If you are not satisfied with your service then Plusnet will pay for you to migrate to another ISP.~Edit: I see you live in Scotland. Not sure how Speakeasy will work for you.

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