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USB booting stops at setup option

Q: USB booting stops at setup option

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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I formated my hard drive with Fdisk and ran the 4 disk set of Windows 2K and it goes through set up till last screen and then says Setup is starting Windows 2000 and it freezes there.


A:Window 2K setup stops at Setup is starting Windows 2000

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Pls help me. I didn't shut down properly a few days ago and my pc refused to boot since.when I switch it on it will go to a screen that tells me to press TAB to continue to POST or DEL to go to BIOS. After POST, it gets stuck on a screen that says:

"The last attempt to boot the system from its previous location failed. Attempt to restart again?

Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu

Continue with system restart"

Unfortunately when it gets to this stage, my keyboard stops working and I cannot select any of the options above. I can access bios, f11, shift f10 but I cannot access f8 no matter how many times I press it. It always goes back to the "last attempt to boot ..." screen.
I tried using a boot disk and it goes on to say press any key to continue booting from cd. But when I press a key, it goes back to the "The last attempt to boot..." screen again. I don't know what else to do.

Thanks in advance


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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.

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 have Windows XP on a Compaq laptop. When I turn it on, it attempts to boot up. It starts out normally, flashing the Compaq logo, then the Microsoft logo but seems to get hung up there and won't continue. The MS logo stays on the screen. There are no error messages. Is this a virus? If it is, how do I remove a virus if I can't log on?

Thanks very much for your help. Sue

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About every other day when I boot, the Win XP screen comes up, but then goes blank with no curser showing. There is no red lite indicating hard drive activity. I have to hit reset then it boots up OK. I have a new hard drive installed and it has been working fine. The PC is about 6 years old. Any ideas on what is happening?

A:PC stops booting

When was the last time you had a fresh copy of windows?

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Hey guys,

I have never had problems with RAM in the past, but recently I purchased 4x 512mb 3200 ECC RAM from crucial, when I put it in a built from scratch pc, it doesn?t boot. No beeps and no monitor... only the fans spin and the lights come on, I quickly diagnosed this as the ram, using my current RAM (512MB 2700 Non-ECC) and it boots fine.

The only difference with the two sticks of RAM other than the speed is the ECC, could this be the problem? As I have never purchased ECC before and I seem to remember it relates to servers in someway, also the chips on the ram seem smaller and more compact (this may be normal though)

Yes the mobo defiantly supports 3200 speeds and I've tried a variety of things, I need to build this pc for someone and this is the first time I've come across this type of problem, also the motherboard is fine as putting no ram in creates several beeps indicating no ram. Any help would be much appreciated.


A:RAM Stops pc from booting.

Does the motherboard support ECC RAM? You can't put ECC into something that doesn't support it.

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I am working on rearranging my network and need some help in figuring out what my best setup option is and how to go about it. Here is the situation -

Networking Equipment:

ComTrend modem (1st Floor) - Receives internet through DSL and has 4 ethernet ports
WRT54GL Linksys wireless router
Belkin wireless router (don't have the model number off hand, but can get it if needed)

I also have a second Linksys wireless router, not sure of the model number though, or even if it works for sure, but can pull it out if I need to.

Devices to be Networked

1st floor
1. PS3 - Wired or Wireless, wired slightly preferred
2. XBox 360 - Wired
3. PC with Windows 7 - Wired (2 ports, if there is any advantage to connecting both of them, though it isn't used for internet/networking much)
4. DirecTV Receiver - Wired

1. PC running Windows 7 - Wired
2. PC Running Windows 7 - Wired or Wireless, but wired preferred
3. Nintendo Wii - Wireless
4. Network Printer - Wired or wireless, but wired preferred
5. DirecTV Receiver - Wired

I also have two other devices (laptop and PPC) that use the wireless throughout the house.


For whatever reason, wireless signals do not cross floors very well, so a wireless router upstairs will not provide a very adequate signal downstairs, and vice-a-versa. While it is usable, it can sometimes lag quite noticeably.

I may be able to move my modem downstairs, but am not positive. I would like to, as it would be more convenient to have it locat... Read more

A:Solved: Best Setup Option

If you have a wire between the locations, two wireless routers will solve your issue I believe. Setup the primary router connected to the ISP in the standard configuration, then configure the secondary router as follows. This will give you a wireless point on each floor as well as Ethernet ports. You can expand either router's wired ports with a simply switch if you have more wired devices than jacks.
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-con... Read more

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I've got winsows 7 x 64, and I am trying to install MSI drivers to my motherboard, but even if I download from their home page, and it is compatible with windows 7 I'll got the message that setup.exe stops working. What should I do? I feel that my PC is slower because it needs these drivers I suppose. And there are 2 unknow devices in the Device Manager. Please help, I don't have any idea.

A:Setup. exe Stops working

Try running the setup program as administrator...

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i just reloaded an emachine with its 3 discs, then to complete the setup you choose your langauge time zone, then computer name or even skip that screen, but the computer freezes on the computer name screen, just sits, skip or next are not highlighted, all you can do is turn the power off, turning power on gets you to the same point???

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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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Hi Guys this is my first post so please excuse me if I am in the wrong section, my problem is this, I recently installed win 7, and then installed my 2 external hard drives via usb, they work fine but if my comp reboots for any reason it just hangs on the flashing cursor, if I unplug the external hdd then it boots, or sometimes it go`s into repair mode and says the error was caused by unplugging my external hdd and windows 7 was searching for it, any ideas, thanks

A:external hdd stops win 7 from booting

Welcome to the forums swanmark!

Check your BIOS and turn off boot from USB if it is on!

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I recently took the IWill KK266Plus motherboard with a AMD Athlon 1.4GHz processor out of my computer "Dex" and put it into my other computer "HP".

The first time I tried to boot it, it wouldn't boot from the harddrive. So I formatted and sure enough it worked. I installed all of the programs I need and all of the windows updates and started to use the computer as I normally would. About a day later I restarted my computer, and it wouldn't read from the Harddrive ONCE again!

So I formatted again and it worked fine. This time I loged onto the IWill website and download the IWill KK266Plus 4in1 Drivers. Then I installed all of my programs again, windows updates again, and continued to use the computer as I normally would, AGAIN.

But then a couple restarts later, poof, it won't boot again! This time winnt\system32\SYSTEMemd (or something like that) was corrupted!

So I played this game with my PC a couple more times and it kept doing the same thing, over and over.

This never happened with my old Motherboard/Processor. I am running windows 2000 professional, please help me!

A:Computer Stops Booting

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I just installed a new ECS 741gx-m mobo. New case with new power supply. It will post, the monitor will show that the mobo recognized the processor and the memory. Will also recognize the hard drive and the cd but it will NOT let me go into the bios setup and then it will go into power savings mode on it's own. This mobo has onboard video, installed a separate video card did the same thing. Also I cleared the cmos and that did not help.
Any suggestions. Thanks

A:computer stops booting

Hi and welcome. Hook it up outside of the case and see if you can get further.

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Hey guys! I was recently working on my rig and last night when I closed up the case and booted up, XP stops right after the little 'Windows XP Professional' progress bar screen goes away. Always on my box, after that screen goes away there is a black screen for about 5-8 seconds, but now I can actually hear the hard drive shut down. I even tried booting in safe mode, and right after it loads Mup.sys, the HDD just shuts down. My hard drive activity light stays on, though, as do the rest of the components.


Also, I have over 1GB of (legal) downloads on this PC (tons of drivers, utilities, etc.) so I would much rather not have to reinstall and dl them again.

A:WinXP stops booting

Are you able to boot from the cd/rom? If so boot from the XP CD and do a repair of the OS and see if that brings you back up.

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A:USB boot option is not available in BIOS setup - can it be a...

VetNet2016 Sorry -- NO -- if the BIOS or UEFI menus don't provide the option to select a USB drive for booting, there is no way to add that option.  It must be hard-coded into the firmware to begin with.

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Hi. I currently have a Dual boot WIN98SE and WINXP setup on 1 HD and winxp on my slave HD that is corrupted.

I tried to do the repair function booting into win98 but now I have a 3rd option that is "WinXP Pro setup" on the screen where you can chose which o/s to run.

How can I delete the additional WINXP PRO setup? It's now the primary option and after just a few seconds it goes into the setup mode.

I hope I explained my problem clearly. I don't think I did.

A:How to delete WinXP Pro setup option?

Edit the C:\BOOT.INI file and change the Default and delete the extra line.

It should look something like:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINXP="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
C:\="Microsoft Windows 98SE"

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Hi every one.
By mistake I tried to install windows xp in my hard drive which has already windows xp home on it. I then exit the setup. Now when i boot my computer I have two options: windows xp home and windows xp setup.
Please tell me how can I get rid of the second option and get only the first option.
Thank you.

A:How to delete windows xp setup option?

control panel/system /advanced/ startup and recovery settings
click on edit on the first listing
just make sure you delete the right one

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Thanks in advance all.. I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my old Inspiron with Phoenix Securecore tiano.  Secure boot options is missing.  Any thoughts or help?  This is a brand new hardrive.

A:No secure boot option in setup

Secure Boot requires UEFI -- and therefore a relatively new system.  If the system is in legacy mode -- or old enough to be BIOS-only  (no UEFI), secure boot cannot be used.  The disc must also be in GPT format.  What model system is it?

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Hi, guys. I bought a new motherboard, CPU and RAM for upgrade one of my computers. Installed everything easily enough, board recognizes peripherals, all devices work except floppy, everything seemed fine til I began loading WinXP on the harddrive. It will boot to the CD, I fdisked for the cleanest install, formats fine, then starts to load Windows. Copys files to disk, restarts then goes through the splash screen to the first blue Windows screen that says installation will complete in 39 mins. then stops right there. Will not go further, have tried two separate CDs now with the same results. What am I missing? Any help you could provide would be wonderful! TIA

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Problem began after Chkdsk removes file fragments.
Windows XP with SP2 wouldn't boot because couldn't find Ntdsapi.dll
Tried repairing the windows installation using the Winows CD but setup now stalls because it can't find the this .dll.
Checking with system repair shows that the file is in the system32 directory. I have replaced it with a copy from another installation in case it had got corrupt.
But setup still stalls reporting it can't find it.
I fear I'm going to have reinstall Windows and lose some recent work but hope somebody has a better solution.
Before trying the repair I did try using "last configuration that worked" but this wasn't successful.


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I just had a new computer built adding Windows Vista. I went to the Windows Email Icon for Windows setup and it starts loading all of my old OE file folders but half way through it stops at the same place. It is a file that I never made and I don't know what it is. Then when I go to cancel, there is a notice saying that Windows Setup is not responding. I click on "... for a solution to the problem, wait a min and that window goes off and I am back to where I started. I can not get past this.

It was set up for me so all I had to do was to plug in the computer parts and everything would work, but this does not. Would it have something to do with my ISP? I was told that they copied all of the setting from my old computer onto this new one.

Other wise everything else is working fine.

I just need some advice before I can contact the people that built the computer.

Windows Vista 64 bit.

I just figured out that it stops with a DBX file that is my news server. I at least figured that out but I still need to know what to do to get past that and have this email set up .

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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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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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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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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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My Dell Inspiron 17r – 5721 laptop on boot up will only get as far as the boot up menu page and will not load windows. I have tried doing few thing and different ways to boot with no luck I even tried a DVD that is a rescue disc. Hoping somewhere out there someone will have an easy fix for this problem.Thank you

A:Stops booting at the boot menu

Please describe the different ways to boot you have tried so far.  What sort of DVD rescue disk did you try using, and what options on it did you try?
Are you able to boot into Windows Safe Mode?
To enter Windows 7 Safe Mode, turn on or restart your PC.  Just before the Windows 7 splash screen appears, press the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Option.
Choose Safe Mode.

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Hello everyone,

Recently I built a pc and installed a Hard disk from a dell pc onto it. The HD had windows xp already on it.

But when the computer begins to boot up, a blue error screen appears saying
''If this is the first time you’ve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows update you might need.

If problem continues, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software....''

Also I can see dell try to load something before the win xp boot screen appears.

Any suggestions will be appreciated

A:Dell stops windows from booting up

dell jumpers them to cs, change to master and see if that helps.

no guarantee that a hd with os wil work when changged to another machine.
it doesn't see the hardware it's used to seeing.

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SATA drives stops booting
Then I remove a sata drive cable boot shutdown connect cable and boot again
and then it come up
Win xp ligit key
fast Pc
I dont know I ahve another PC that does weird boot things sometimes
I'm wondering if I'm not doing somethign correctly regarding SATA drives
I wonder if there is a mother board flash I need

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Hello, (first, I hope this is the right place to put this kind of thread in)

I turned my computer off last night for about 5 minutes and then ofcourse I forgot something so I turned it on again and it give me this :

GeForce 9600 GT VGA BIOS V1884
Version 62.94.3c.00.00
Copyright (C) 1996-2008 NVIDIA Corp.
1024 MB RAM

_ (blinking)

And then it just continue as that for.. ages! I dident do anything unusuall before shutting it down last night, was listening to some music and hangin on facebook.. that is about it! Hope you guys can help!


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Lastnight I tried to install my old but "new to me" Sharp AJ-5030 All-In-One printer to my Dell w/ Windows XP running on it. I unplugged everything and fixed the wire's in the back so that it was not a mess. As I hooked everything back and added the printer by USB connection I turned my power on and the computer will not boot up. I can unplug the printer and start the process back over and it works. I then can plug the printer in while computer is running and no problems happen but soon as I turn it off the computer reads that the printer is there and will not let it boot up. Don't know what is causing this but sure is working my last nerve. I believe, if I remember correctly, when the computer is booting up with the printer hooked up it is trying to boot up in BIOS are something because I seen something like that under the loader image. This might be a simple issue or not but I'm new to this forum and did not have time to search the site for this issue so sorry in advance if so.

Thanks for the help!

A:Printer stops my computer from booting up

Have you tried to reinstall printer drivers yet... I would try that simple step first and see if that helps.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P15-S420 laptop.

Recently, after playing different media files, the sound on the laptop will cease and I must re-boot the laptop to get it back.

This seems to have started after installing AVGs virus software.

Any suggestions?

Thank you

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when i cut my notebook on a message comes up and said that i have a cprrupt or missing file \windows\system32\config\system.
i dont have a setup or start up cd and i tryed to use the safe mode and that did not work can someone help

A:corrupt files stops me from booting up


It appears that your registry is corrupted and needs to be repaired.

The easiest way to get through this problem would be to do a repair installation of windows but as you say you don't have a disk this makes it a bit trickier.

If you have a friend/family member who you can borrow the disk from it would make things much easier.

If you can get a disk then load the cd up on boot. (You may have to configure your bios to allow the disk to run)

When it's loaded you will see the following:

# To setup Windows XP now, press Enter.
# To Repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
# To quit setup without installing XP, press F3.

Press R and log on to your windows (It's usually C:\WINDOWS)

If you are asked for an administrator password then put it in and press enter

Once on type in chkdsk /r (With the space)

Press enter

Wait for it to finish (Can take a little while to complete) and restart your computer, you should be ok to log on afterwards.

This is if you can get a disk, If you can't then this is pretty much useless lol

Anywho let us know how you get on


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Machine: Dell Inspiron Mini 10
O.S. : Windows XP Home

When booted up, it goes to a Blue Screen of Death with the following error;

0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x86B6A738, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000).

When booting via safe mode, it stops at this point => WDFLDR.SYS - then goes to BSOD. It doesn't matter which option whether safe mode with networking or safe mode with command prompt ultimately it goes to the same BSOD screen.

I don't have an xp disk for it - would have been pre-installed. No disk with recovery console on it (well, it would need to be a utility run via usb drive in any event as the mini doesn't have a cd-rom drive).

Question: Is there any utility that I can use to get this booted up?

I guess if I can simply get it booted up, I can use the system restore option or the like...?

A:XP BSOD, stops booting at WDFLDR.SYS

Seem like a lot of people are having a similar issue around the Net without a fix... I would get my hands on an XP install disc and a external USB CD/DVD drive. If you could create a XP bootable flash drive, that would work too. I have both, because I work on Netbooks of all brands...

"WDFLDR.SYS"=Kernel Mode Driver Framework Loader

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Big problem.

I just installed a Samsung DVD+-R/RW drive as a master drive. It booted up fine, so I decided to install the stuff that came on the cd with the drive. After installing that, it told me to reboot. Now, when my computer gets to the XP screen with the blue scrolling bar, it scrolls for about 10 seconds, then it just reboots like I pressed the hard boot button. I tried switching back the dvd burner with the original plain cd drive I had, and it does the same thing. I even tried removing the ribbon cable that went to all of my cd drives, but after it sits on the XP screen for about 10 seconds, it just goes to a black screen (it doesn't reboot). It's been sitting on this black screen for about 7 minutes now, as I type. If I reconnect the drives, it will just reboot again. I am almost positive that it has something to do with the stuff I installed. I have a lot of important information on this hard drive, so I can't really reformat it without taking off the important stuff first. I have tried safe mode, with the exact same results. Someone please help!

A:XP Stops Booting With Samsung DVD Burner!

*bump* Please, I really need to get my computer running again!

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Machine: Dell Inspiron Mini 10
O.S. : Windows XP Home
When booted up, it goes to a Blue Screen of Death with the following error;

0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x86B6A738, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000).
When booting via safe mode, it stops at this point => WDFLDR.SYS - then goes to BSOD. It doesn't matter which option whether safe mode with networking or safe mode with command prompt ultimately it goes to the same BSOD screen.
I don't have an xp disk for it - would have been pre-installed. No disk with recovery console on it (well, it would need to be a utility run via usb drive in any event as the mini doesn't have a cd-rom drive).

Question: Is there any utility that I can use to get this booted up?

I guess if I can simply get it booted up, I can use the system restore option or the like...?

A:XP - BSOD - Stops booting at WDFLDR.SYS

Hi - it would be best for you to continue on the other forum, that you have posted the same question.
I hope that they can help you to solve this one - good luck.

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I have encountered a weird problem that I cant seem to find a solution too.

My install of windows is messed up, it still works just to much has been installed and installed. So I backed everything up I needed and dropped in an XP Cd.

When I start up I get the normal "Press any key to boot from CDrom..." except the keyboard stops working at this point. It only stops working while it says this message. It then times out and the system boots up as normal.

Tried 3 different keyboards; 2 USB and 1 PS2. They all work fine in windows, they all work and get me in to the BIOS. The Caps lock LED on all 3 also stops working when I have the "press any key to boot from CDrom" on screen.

If I boot off a CD that does not have the "Press any key to boot from CDrom" it will boot off that CD.

As a side issue I an SATA DVD drive (A lite-on DVDRW LH-20A1S (9L08)) I can not boot off this DVD drive, BIOS set to boot off it. I have dropped in some older DVD drives so I can boot off the disk. Same issue with all three of them.

The motherboard is a Foxconn C51XEM2AA

Does anyone know a solution or work around?

Thank you in advance for any help that can be offered.

A:Keyboard stops working when booting of a CD

not sure what is causing your different keybaords from working and yoru DVD drives not working....sounds like a bad Motherboard, the eide controllers for the DVD or if SATA then bad SATA controllers..
if your pc is still functional with the old CP load...,,,just trya nd clean it out of as much as you can to see if you can improve perforamcne

sounds liek even a brand new Harddrive with aan attempt to install windows would not work if you cannot get an optical drive to work have you tried a a CD drive?

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My computer boots normally but many times just before the Desktop appears on the screen, the HDD activity lights stops and nothing happens for the next 20-30 seconds
After that on its own it starts reading again and completes the login sequence normally
I have Athlon II X 4 CPU with Crosshair IV motherboard
HX620w Corsair SMPS
2X 4GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Ram
Sapphire 7770 GPU
500GB+250 GB HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit OS
I also have Avira Anti virus and MBAM Paid version Malware installed
Should I be worried ?
Thanks for advising

A:PC Stops HDD activity for 30 Seconds when Booting

As one who never even pays attention to the hard drive activity light...I can't comment on the significance of what you report.  But let's take a look at some system data.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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First let me say that my Win 7 installation is working perfectly - except for one minor problem.

I am currently using a Logitech wired keyboard together with a Microsoft "Natural" wireless laser mouse 7000. I prefer to use a Microsoft wireless laser mouse 5000 and this is where the problem starts.

If I connect this mouse while Win 7 is running it installs the drivers and works perfectly. When I reboot, the system gets through all it's POST checks then goes to "Starting Windows" and freezes. The only solution is to change the mouse to any other (I've borrowed several to try) and Windows boots as normal. All the correct Microsoft drivers are loaded. The problem mouse works on other computers, just not mine

Please don't get me wrong, this is not a life threatening matter and if I can't find an answer I won't exactly be heart broken. I'm just curious is all.

Any replies will be gratefully acknowledged.

A:Microsoft mouse stops Win 7 booting

Have you tried uninstalling all the drivers you downloaded and removing all the drivers in Device Manager?

Maybe the generic drivers will work better.

Hope this helps,

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I have a ssembbeld desktop computer with following config:-
"i5-2400, 3.10 Ghz
Intel DH67BL M/B
8GB RAM (4GB module of kingston -2nos)
Cooler Master 460 W PS
Logitech wireless KDB & Mouse
Cooler master Cabinet
Samsung 18.5" LED
Win7 64 bit"

This PC has been working fine for almost one year , around 3 months back it stopped booting & I got the M/B replaced from Intel. After working for close to 30 days again same problem started & again I got the M/B replaced from Intel.

After this system again started working again & after working for a day again M/B not booting , now I got both the M/B & the CPU replaced from Intel and changed the new power supply also (got the older one checked and was working fine).

Now after getting new M/B & CPU system again worked for a day and started not booting, and boots after 7-8 hrs again.

We got RAM & HDD checked on the other system and are working perfectly ok, I am unable to figure out where exactly is the problem.

Kindly guide me what should I do now.

A:Motherboard stops booting after 2-3 hrs of working

Cheap power supply. A $35 power supply is what it is. I don't care how many times you change it.

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Hi there guys,
I have a Sony Vaio TZ with Windows 8 Pro installed and I am trying to turn bitlocker on but whenever I start the setup, it only forwards me to "How do you want to backup your recovery key?" I have tried encrypting my drive with just the recovery
option but it is really inconvenient to enter the recovery key every time I boot or install an update.
Does anyone know of a solution to this?

A:No Password Option for Bitlocker Setup Windows 8 Pro

If no other issue happens, you don't need to enter the recovery key every time.

It is recommand to suspend bitlocker when installing updates or changing hardware.
Niki Han
TechNet Community Support

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I did an in-place upgrade from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 using PC Mover Business (worked very well; important to run the compatibility tester and remove unknown & not compatible programs). I didn't complete the Windows 7 upgrade, the 2nd time (I did it again to fix some issues with the in-place migration - worked perfectly). It left the startup option of setup, as well as shows the Windows 7 startup option.

how do I remove the file(s) which are responsible for showing up as "setup" in the Windows startup screen (so that only Windows 7 will be left as the startup, and it will do Windows 7 automatically) ?

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I want to try to get the menu back on my laptop so that when I hit the F8 key on bootup I will see the option to do a "repair computer" then be able to get the next menu that will show me the option to do a " Dell factory restore "

I have Vista Premium

I also have all the files under the RECOVERY partition including the Factory.wim files. I just need the process to get the menus to work when you hit the F8 key.

Any help would be appreciated - Thanks Ed

A:F8 setup so that the option to do a DELL factory restore

and welcome to the Forum

I don't know if you can do it with F8, but If you have the Dell System restore ( not all Dells do ) you can use that and you will not need a install CD


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Hi all

Can any one please say me is there any possibility to handle the internet options with a script?

I would like to change the mixed code option in the internet options

glad if any one could help me out..

thanks in advance

A:how to write a script to setup internet option?

local or through a website?

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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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