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windows 8 corrupted. how to enter save mode and bios

Q: windows 8 corrupted. how to enter save mode and bios

Lenovo g500 windows 8 cannot start. only lenovo logo is displaying. I have tried f8 and shift+f8 to enter save mode, reseated ram and battery, f1, f2, and del to access bios to change boot option but failed. please help

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Preferred Solution: windows 8 corrupted. how to enter save mode and bios

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Hello, I'm a new member of this forum, but I have a problem, last 2 days my laptop crush without any reason so I contact my friend and he told me that my laptop need Hard Disk Replacement, So once he repair it and I have to transfer all my important document to my laptop then suddenly a blue screen appear and then restart again, but this time it's difference it says 'Windows 7 is not bootable please insert CD' something like that, then I try to go Safe mode, it stuck try at windows startup repair still stuck, then start windows normally it dont have the windows logo then it enter to startup repair again stuck. So I don't know what to do, I got very important document in there, and I'm using my sister laptop to access this Forum.

A:Windows 7 cannot boot or cannot enter save mode.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ForeverTaken93


Hello, I'm a new member of this forum, but I have a problem, last 2 days my laptop crush without any reason so I contact my friend and he told me that my laptop need Hard Disk Replacement, So once he repair it and I have to transfer all my important document to my laptop then suddenly a blue screen appear and then restart again, but this time it's difference it says 'Windows 7 is not bootable please insert CD' something like that, then I try to go Safe mode, it stuck try at windows startup repair still stuck, then start windows normally it dont have the windows logo then it enter to startup repair again stuck. So I don't know what to do, I got very important document in there, and I'm using my sister laptop to access this Forum.


Hi ForeverTaken93,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Please check this tutorial below which would be helpful in resolving almost any start-up failure for Windows 7 on the system provided there is no hardware failure causing the error on the system:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Kindly update your system specs here by following this.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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Hello all, I've been messing with and Googling this problem all day and am stumped. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

My laptop:
Toshiba A105-S4134
XP SP2
MCE 2005
Intel T2400 Duo Core
2 GB RAM

1. Two days ago I had a glitch - a bunch of browser windows were open and the system just sort of froze up. I ended up doing a hard restart. The PC then took a longer than normal time to boot back up.

2. That made me nervous, so yesterday I made True Image images of both partitions on the HD, that is C: (OS and apps) and D: (data).

3. This morning I decided to run a memory diagnostic disk (I had memtest86+ and Windows Diagnostics CDs on hand). I set boot priority to CD/DVD ROM using Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > Toshiba Assist > Optimize > Toshiba Hardware Settings > Boot Priority

4. When I restarted the PC, I heard the CD Rom drive spin for a few seconds, but the screen stayed lack and didn't boot. After some time passed with no activity, I hit control/alt/delete a couple of times and XP then booted form the HD.

5. I unsuccessfully tried multiple times with three bootable CDs (that worked on another Toshiba laptop), including the Recovery and Apps disk that came with the laptop. Same result. I re-checked boot order a few times and the setting priority was still as I had set it.

6. I then found that I was unable to get into either safe mode or BIOS, or to get the PC to boot from the CD ROM during startup using any of F12, F8, F2... Read more

A:Solved: Toshiba: Cannot boot from CD or enter Safe Mode or enter BIOS on startup

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I have a Dell Inspiron 560 desktop about 3 years old. Running Windows 7, Intel Pentium chip. Last night I was watching a video online when the computer froze up completely and started beeping repeatedly. I held the power button down for 4 to 5 seconds to turn off the computer because the mouse was frozen in place. When I tried rebooting, the system powered on but Windows would not load. I repeated the hard turn off and turned the computer back on but I was met with a black screen (I tried this about 10 times before giving up). The monitor did give a message that it was not receiving anything from the computer system.

This morning I turned on the computer and Windows loaded and the desktop came in but the mouse was frozen. I again had to hold the power button in for 4 to 5 seconds to turn off the system. When I turned the computer back on I was met with a totally black screen.

When I try going into BIOS I can not enter BIOS mode.

I have unplugged the entire system for a minute or more to see if that would reset the system but it didn't help. I did some reading online and thought I might have to switch out the CMOS battery but I haven't had any trouble with my computer clock going wonky on me.

About 4 to 6 weeks ago the computer crashed 2 or 3 times but each time I could reboot it successfully but it would be a little iffy so I took to putting the computer into sleep mode most of the time to avoid turning it off and on as much as possible. I would reboot the whol... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 won't load, can't enter BIOS mode

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I press the power button to turn on then I repeatedly press Fn and F2 but I can't get into BIOS mode? How do I enter BIOS mode?Model number: ideapad 700-15ISK

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Hey guys, I have a Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 20DA series laptop.  I know my supervisor password.  The issue is that I can't make any changes in my BIOS.  It ALLLL started when I updated my BIOS with the latest version.  I selected my laptop and model and version from the Lenovo website, selected windows 10 and BIOS, and downloaded the update utility.  It did its thing.  And now I cant make any changes in the BIOS. NOTHING!!  And my laptop doesn't prompt me for a supervisor password.  I know to press F1 when the logo comes on and that it'll take me to BIOS or that it's suppose to prompt me for the password, however, it just simply doesnt do it.  What do I do? I'm unable to make any changes in my BIOS!! Is there a way to flash the BIOS and revert back to an older version or something?  I used to be able to make changes in my BIOS.  What should/can I do?

A:Can't Enter Into Supervisor Mode of BIOS

You may need to contact Lenovo Support directly if it is not prompting for a password, and yet also not letting you into the BIOS as the result of one of their BIOS updates.   They may take care of it for you, but unfortunatelly just removing the CMOS battery will not help. From page 34 of the hardware maintenance manual linked below: Supervisor passwordA supervisor password protects the system information stored in the ThinkPad Setup. The user must enter the supervisor password in order to get access to the ThinkPad Setup and change the system configuration.  Attention: If the supervisor password has been forgotten and cannot be made available to the service technician, there is no service procedure to reset the password. The system board must be replaced for a scheduled fee. ThinkPad 11e 20DAhttps://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/tp_11e_yoga11e_hmm_en_sp40f29949_02.pdf Good Luck  

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turned on computer and found my onecare was not opening up. Onecare removed several viruses yesterday which is not normal since I do not go online much with this computer. I didn't write down the names. I completed all steps in your guide and used all the programs you listed as well as, I went to the Onecare site and ran the update malware repair and got onecare working and ran it and removed Ferbink.B and Ntlin.A. Didn't find anything online about these. I did HiJackThis and removed about 6 items,,,once again, did not write them down. Down below is a copy of the latest HiJackThis and it appears the only file to come back is ctfmon.exe which I believe is for my windows office software. The comp is working fine and onecare is working but I can still not log in to safe mode or bios. It appears my keyboard does not function until windows is completely loaded. Nothing happens when pressing f2 or f8 and once I made it to the screen that has the selection for safe mode, by turing off then on the computer before it shut down properly which made the computer go to that screen on the next boot, but my up and down arrows did not function and it automatically went to regular windows after timing out. Also tried to boot to my windows disc but when the screen read "hit any key to boot from cd" the keys did not work and it booted to the drive....by the way it says "invalid boot ini". It appears I need to rebuild my boot.ini but don't know how to do that since I can not ... Read more

A:Unable To Enter Safe Mode Or Bios!

was it something I said?

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Hi,

I have an Intel D101GGC motherboard. On most computers the Del button is used to enter BIOS. But on mine it is F2. I dont which keys to use to enter the Boot First options and which key to use to enter Windows Safe Mode...

How do I find this??

Please Help...
 

A:Which keys to enter BIOS, Boot, and Safe Mode??

Read the manual? Propably all are done by the F keys, so you might just want to test each one and see what they do.
 

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Hi,guys , im brazilian so.. sorry for my english... I have a problem.. how do enter in safe mode without enter in windows?
I tried this mode but, dont show this option. help me

thanks for all

A:How do enter safe mode without enter in windows ?

Command prompt > bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network then restart.

Option 3 here Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi

Satellite C850-F0055 laptop

I am trying to figure out how to access the boot menu at power on.
I have tried f2 & f12, f2+fn & f12+fn, tried holding the keys, tapping the keys
holding for 1 second etc, I have tried all the f keys as well, tried esc, backspace
ctr+ del nothing works.
what happens when I boot up, within 1 second 'Toshiba Innovation' screen appears
and then proceeds to load Windows 8.1.
I can access BIOS/UEFI via charms-pc settings and navigate to UEFI and get in that
way but that won't help if I need safe mode.
My settings are:- ODD/USB/HDD, boot speed set to 'normal', Secure boot disabled
I have a dual boot system with Windows/Linux.
If I put a boot disk in and power up, the boot option is totally ignored but with the disk still in
and Windows loaded and I access UEFI via the above route, enter UEFI and exit again
immediately the disk bursts into life and loads the disk as is supposed to happen at start.

I have not sure where to go now so any help will be appreciated

Cheers Rozzer

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Hey all,
my cousin dropped of her laptop (Acer aspire V5-571 series) with a problem.
when she booted up the PC it gave a message "Operating system not found", after a quick google search i found that if i boot from a USB installer and repair the PC, or go into bios and change the HDD location etc. I could fix it.
This is not the main problem, the main problem is i CANT get into the BIOS after everything i have tried and the only way i can fix this PC is if i enter the BIOS, anyone know either how to fix the OS not found without BIOS, OR, how to get into BIOS without windows.
(Yes i have tried pressing F2,Delete,F12 etc.)
 

A:Can't enter BIOS and can't enter Windows

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The system works fine during normal windows environment - the monitors works perfectly. Only while setting BIOS it enters into power safe mode after a few minutes. The power save mode also kicks in other situations: a) during a Macrium Reflect image restoration through a flash drive, and b) under dos environment through Ultimate boot CD. I have tried suggestions in this forum such as cleaning and re-inserting cards and cables, setting sleep only after 2 hours, etc. But none of this works. Many thanks. Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 Processor Count: 4 RAM: 4078 Mb Monitor Count: 2 (Dell) Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series, 1024 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 61439 MB, Free - 38494 MB; D: Total - 61438 MB, Free - 41040 MB; E: Total - 204799 MB, Free - 134570 MB; F: Total - 665599 MB, Free - 251115 MB; G: Total - 614399 MB, Free - 278368 MB; H: Total - 300043 MB, Free - 53294 MB; Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0Y2MRG Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Disabled
 

A:monitor in power save mode during bios setup

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My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*

So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*

A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

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Here's the situation...

1) Computer was running very slowly. I re-booted, thinking that might help.

2) Since that time, it won't boot Windows. I just see the Dell symbol on startup (it's a 1.5 year old XPS 8900 with no serious prior problems) and then it goes to a new screen and says it doesn't have a bootable drive.

3) So...I ran diagnostics (both on my own, and then a Dell tech told me to do the same things). It's supposedly not a hardware problem. Instead, Windows 10 is the issue. So I had them overnight me an installation disk (it came pre-installed, so I didn't have the CD before).

4) It's VERY important to me to save my files if possible. Some are for work, some are family photos...some are backed up, but some from the last couple months are not (I just haven't been diligent enough about that). The computer has two internal drives...1 TB main drive with Windows AND some valuable files on it...and another 2 TB drive which is a backup and where I store most of my photos (my side job is photography so I generate a ton of files every year). I would really love to recover both if possible.

5) Called Dell again tonight after I got the installation disk in the mail, and the tech unfortunately didn't really know what he was doing...after just one failed attempt to reset the computer WITHOUT losing files, he immediately wanted to give up and click the "scorched earth" (delete everything) option. I talked him out of that, and he said the other op... Read more

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I am having a problem on my laptop with Windows XP home entering hibernate mode. Windows displays the message:

The device driver for the 'Floppy disk drive' device is preventing the machine from entering hibernate mode. Please close all applications and try again. If the problem persists, you may need to update this driver.

I doubt that this is actually a problem with my floppy disk driver, but more likely to do with something I installed recently. I can fix the problem temporarily by uninstalling and reinstalling the floppy disk drive, but then a few days later it reappears. I assume it is similar to
this problem that I found in the forum. The Microsoft tech note relating to this refers to some Adobe or PGP software needing updating, but I can't find any similar tech note for my problem. Does anyone have any idea what software might be causing this problem? I have installed a few things lately, InoculateIT comes to mind.

However, even since first buying the computer a few months ago I have experienced recurring problems with shut down and hibernate modes, but in these situations it would just hang rather than report some problem in a dialog box like above. A separate issue perhaps?
 

A:Windows XP won't enter hibernate mode

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Hi dirs I wellcom to every one .
I have a problem that i can not enter in safe mode , but normaly is every thing ok ..
if i try to go in safe mode system start automatic and show nothing , or any screen

A:Windows xp can not enter in safe mode

not sure if this help or not, in other forums using spyware doctor has resolved this issue

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I know how to enter safe mode when in Windows 10.  What about after pressing the power button? I read somewhere f8, but that did not work.

A:How do I enter safe mode in Windows 10 when starting the com...

jwblue Here are the instructions you need: Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 ForumsGood Luck

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I have windows XP on my laptop and it just refuses to enter in a standby mode, neither Hibernate mode.
Usually it runs very normally but every time I try to put it on standby I get a blue error screen that says that my system have to shut down because of a serious error and that I have to check the bios.
After that I just switch off the button and have to turn it off!

I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.
Thanks in advance
 

A:windows refuses to enter a standby mode

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On starting up my PC I am unable to get past the initial BIOS readout it gets as far as 'Mouse Initialized' and then freezes. Pressing F8 does not work nor following the displayed message 'Press F2 to enter SETUP' any suggestions please.
 

A:unable to enter windows or safe mode - HELP!!

When did this start?
 

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Good morning, Please can anyone tell me how to enter BIOS on my model E31 operating with Windows 7. I've searched on Google which suggests its button F2 however it doesn't appear to be working for me. I want to access it as my Synaptics device is not listed within Device Manager and although I've downloaed the drivers for it again I get the message that the Synaptics Device is not present. It was working OK so I'm at a loss as to what can have happened and having to use a USB mouse is a right pain.Many thanks, any advice would be reatly appreciated 

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I have a G580 running windows 10 and I'm getting an error message when trying to start. It says unmounted boot volume, and then restarts.  I'm trying to acces the bios so I can boot from a USB or DVD, but it won't let me access it because of the fast start.  However the computer won't fully start for me to disable the fast start, so I'm at a total loss for what to do.  I tried the novo button but it's just sending me to the normal boot screen.  Where it says the same thing.  Thanks so much for the help!!!

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I've tried to enter BIOS at startup to enable virtualization in my computer however I can't seem to access BIOS. I've tried pressing Esc, F1, F10 but to no avail, I even disabled fast startup to see if that affected the computer but it didn't seem to. Does anyone know what the problem is here and how to fix it? Thanks in advance!

A:How to enter BIOS in HP Pavilion Windows 10

@AstroHawking? As soon as you power-on start tapping on F10. What CPU/processor do you have installed??? REO

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My son's HP laptop was giving him a strange message that he must pay $300 to the FBI and then would go to a black screen. I guessed that he had gotten a virus. A few days later I tried to get into safe mode to do a system restore, but all 3 options of safe mode take me to the windows login screen, and his password no longer works. Also, in looking for answers, I found others who were having the pc hang while loading classpnp. I did notice that this is also occurring just before it goes to the windows login screen.

Many of the suggestions I have found for fixing errors require you to either be logged in or in safe mode, which is not possible. My son's father bought him the laptop, so I don't know if there was ever an installation disk. I believe it came with windows 7 pre-installed. It was purchased new about a year ago. My son does not want me to wipe the hard drive or do anything to lose his music, games, etc., but I don't know if that is possible

At first I thought I just needed to know how to reset the windows password, but at this point, I think the problem is beyond my capability to figure out on my own.

Has anyone else heard of a similar issue and how to repair it with or without losing all of the data?
 

A:Windows 7 problems: cannot enter safe mode, windows password does not work

Hello,

Funnily enough I have just finished repairing a computer with this issue. What I did was a fresh install of windows 7. With the recovery disk.

Do you have the model number please?
 

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Hey everyone,

Recently, my computer was infected with spyware. I ran Spyware Doctor to eliminate it, and that worked fine. It deleted a lot of adware and trojans. However, my computer was still acting strange, so I performed a full system scan with Spyware Doctor. This time, it found a lot of high-risk spyware.

Half-way through the scan, my computer started to initiate a shut-down. I couldn't stop it. I assume the spyware caused that. Now, once I turn my computer on, Windows won't boot. I just get a blank black screen with a cursor.

I tried to start it in safe mode by pressing F8 at the start-up, but that doesnt work either.

Can anybody help me out?
 

A:Windows XP won't boot due to spyware/ can't enter safe mode

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I could not prevent widows form updating, each time it did I had to do a system restore to be able to boot. After the last time, I cannot boot windows, boot from dvd or usb or enter BIOS. ACER and microsoft have been no help at all, please let me know if anyone knows of this error caused by the critical updates, I have another pc running on windows 10 and don't want to face this issue on that one as well

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OS: windows 7 64 home premium
CPU: i7 3770
MOBO: ASUS P7Z77_M
HDD: Seagate 2TB
RAM: kingston hyperX 16 gb


alright, so i had an issue with deleting a steam folder that was corrupted. after googling a while i learned i should run chkdsk (checkdisk) when you rightclick on your hdd 'properties, under tools tab' etc.

so after that i just rebooted my pc and everything was normal, i could delete the folder. then i got a few windows updates, which i just ran. and rebooted normally. after a while, surfing a bit, then playing a videogame, my computer just crashed with bluescreen.

ever since then i couldnt boot up my pc normally again.
i do manage to get the BIOS screen, then the windows logo 'loading', but then it just gets me a blue screen again.


so the errors on the blue screen im getting is:
ntkrnlpa.exe
0xc0000098

and something along these lines:
STOP: 0x0000007E
(0xFFFFFFFFC000000S , 0xFFFFF88000E0DE3A, 0XFFFFF880009A8B78, 0xFFFFF880009A83D0)
wdf01000.sys - Adress FFFFF88000E0DE3A


it might be worth mentioning i had intel rapid storage techonlogy, which uses an ssd for caching. i thought this was the problem, and removed the ssd but no results.

I've tried some system recovery methods, like the bootup autofixer or system restore point but they failed aswell.

after reading something about MBR: ' bootrec.exe /FixMbr '
(source:How to Fix Windows 7 When It Fails to Boot)
i decided to give that a try.

i managed to get back to my de... Read more

A:windows boot fail, can only enter BIOS

Hi qzysc2 welcome to SevenForums

Lets try this



   Warning
You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE




   Tip
Download the Tool from a non infected PC


Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Choose one that goes with your OS bit version . Save the file to a USB Flash drive

32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64




   Note
Click the button and right-click Computer .Select Properties . Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System


Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next. ... Read more

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Hi there.  I can't enter BIOS using the F10 key. Fastboot is disabled and I'm using the original keyboard. None of the other function keys appear to access any of the startup menus either. The HP boot screen flashes up very quickly and I follow the HP recommendation of pressing F10 once per second but to no avail. System can't access UEFI (older Aira motherboard), hence attempts to enter BIOS.  Any advice gratefully received.  Thanks

A:Can't enter BIOS - Windows 10 / Compaq SG3 110UK

#HPExpertDayWhen computer starts up, press 'esc' immediatly to get boot menu. These could come handy:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04126730andhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00007682

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i try many  things  to enter bios and i can't 

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I tried all the options and read various forum to enter inside BIOS, but unfortulately lenovo Z580 has a bug. Is there something I can do, 

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My brother's 2 years old Asus Eee PC 1000HD, which runs on Windows 7, crashed one day ago after a Windows 7 update (sadly, he doesn't remember which update it was ). When reboot it goes to "Windows Boot Manager" with the ff message:

"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive....

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred. "
I detached everything that is connected to his notebook and restarted it, but I got the same error.

I tried to enter Safe Mode by pressing F8 during start-up, but nothing happened; it won't enter safe mode. I tried pressing other keys, but the only key that works is F2, which enters the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.

Another problem is that the notebook only came with "Eee PC Supprt DVD Rev.1.0" CD that only runs in XP, so when I tried to run it when I restart his computer, it did not work. I don't have a Windows 7 recovery disk because we got his notebook on Ebay.

Is there any hope for his computer? Also I am a novice on computers, so please help. Thank you all in advance.

A:Windows 7 won't reboot (Error 0xc00000e9) and can't enter Safe Mode?

Run Startup Repair

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Hello everyone.

I've had great success with computer problems here in the past and am hoping someone can help me out again. I've read through some of the 'booting to black screen' posts on here, and it seems like I need a Windows XP recovery disk, which I do not have.

A little bit of info on my problem:

I was given a Gateway desktop by a friend when it stopped working for her and she bought a new one rather than dealing with it. She is not a computer person at all, and could only tell me that it stopped working, no other specifics. When I try to boot the computer, the Gateway screen comes on for a second or two, then it goes straight to black screen. I've tried hitting F2 or F8 or F10, but nothing happens. My friend says that she doesn't think that the computer came with a recovery disk, or if it did, she doesn't have it any longer.

Is there anything else I can try, or do I have to get my hands on a Windows XP disk? I don't think I know anyone who has one, so is there anywhere that I could get one online?

Thanks in advance,
~MR

A:Windows XP booting to black screen, won't enter safe mode

Black screen...black screen with cursor in upper left corner?Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 The XP Recovery Console can be downloaded as an .iso file and then burned to CD...which, in turn, allows it to be used to access the Recovery Console commands. What's the model number of this desktop? Should be on the case.Louis

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When I try to boot my Dell Latitude E6410, it moves past the product screen, but never shows the windows logo, or boots.. I've tried going into safety mode, but can't, the screen just shows a blinking cursor after the dell screen. can anyone please help me? I'd greatly appreciate it.
 

A:Booting error; Windows 7 won't start or even enter safe mode

Try and download an ubuntu live cd image. If your laptop boots straight in ubuntu then you will know that your hardware is ok and you can reinstall windows 7 with out worry. whilst you are in ubuntu you can plug in an external hard drive at the same time and backup all of your files pre the w7 reinstall!
 

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Hey guys,

Upon trying to turn my comp on, I get the blue screen and cant start up, on restart it lets me in safe mode. The problem seemed to start when I had a redirect malware. I downloaded both Malware Bytes and AdAware to try and fix it. Once Adaware installed, it went to blue screen and since then i can only enter in safe mode. I did some research and found that having 2 adware programs may cause this problem, so i unsinstalled both from safe mode. No luck.

I'm out of ideas, so here are my logs can someone help me? Otherwise it looks like I'm going to have to take it into a store and have it fixed for a huge fee, or reboot windows. I have no system restores

EDIT: this is what the blue screen says:

A problem has been detected and windows has beens hut down to prevent damage to your computer.

NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS

If this is the first time youve seent his stop eror screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps.....

*Didnt want to type it all, seems generic*

Technical information:
***STOP: 0x00000035 (0xFFFFFA800FDE1240, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Brian at 17:33:38 on 2012-04-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12193.11222 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
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A:HiJack This + DDS log - Blue screen - cant enter windows w/o safe mode

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

Hello, I recently updated to Windows 10. I wanted to know if HP is working with Intel on releasing new drivers? Also, how about a Windows 10 BIOS update for my laptop? I do not have the option to revert back to my previous OS, it would be nice if anyone can shed light on this issue.  

A:Windows 10 and Drivers/BIOS for HP Pavilion DV6 7112HE Enter...

Updated HP Pavilio DV6 yesterday to Windows 10 and Wireless stopped working. F12 button stuck to orange and cannot turn on Wireless. My laptop has Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 adapter and there is no new Windows 10 driver software available. Still searching for the solution...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Right now I cannot get my Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to boot up. I get to the "Starting Windows" screen and it just hangs there.

General troubleshooting:
Unplugged all USB devices on start up
Reset BIOS to default settings

Here are some troubleshooting steps I have taken so far:

1. Attempt to boot into safe mode (pressing f8 on startup)
result: While loading files the system stops and hangs after loading
Windows\system32\DRIVERS\AtiPcie.sys

2. Attempt to repair computer from safe mode menu (f8)
result: windows loading files screen>Starting windows screen>system stops and hangs at the blue background screen for Win7 sign in, but there is no sign in window.
all other options in Safe mode yield the same or similar results.

3. Attempt to repair computer with install disc
result: Get to the "System Recovery Options" screen. My drive with OS appears in the selection box and appears highlighted, however I cannot advance past this screen. On further attempts I plugged in a USB mouse and tried to use the pointer to hit the "next" button, but I get the spinning blue ring and the screen hangs.
I have tried repairing from multiple discs. One an install disc, another a repair disc I made on my laptop. Both times I got the same results.

I had this happen to my system 2 weeks ago, and then again 1 week ago.
The first time I could not solve the problem and I re-installed my OS on another of my internal drives, recovered... Read more

A:Windows 7 x64 startup errors, can't enter safe mode or repair system

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup?

If so run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan on it, followed by Disk Check from the installer's Recovery Options Command Line.

Next run the RAM test and start working through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

You will have to be able to boot a disk, which failure is almost always due to user error. The last resort is to boot PW CD provided which will boot itself, wipe the HD, which will force installer to autostart to reinstall. The Paragon Rescue disk to rescue your files will also boot itself.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

A few months ago I seemed to have picked up a google redirect virus. I ran Malware Bytes and it didn't seem to identify anything out of the ordinary, and since it was more of a nuisance than a crippling virus, I ignored it.

Bad idea.

Tonight, while clicking on a Google link, I was redirected to a site that instantly installed a program that called itself Malware Defender. It appeared on my desktop, and the shortcut led to c:\users\MYNAME\appdata\roaming\defender.exe. Comodo firewall informed me that it was trying to access other files, and I denied it access. I then tried to delete the file but was unable to, Vista gave me warnings about not having permission to delete that file. I re-opened Malware Bytes and clicked "update". The program told me to reboot to finish the update.

So now, when I reboot, after the windows loading bar is finished scrolling back and forth, I am left with a blank black screen and a mouse cursor. If I turn off the PC and turn it back on again, it gives me the option of booting into safe mode, but my keyboard will not respond at that time. The keyboard DOES respond prior to that, as I can still enter BIOS, but as soon as I'm given the option to enter safe mode (along with the 3 other options), the keyboard is unresponsive and the PC automatically boots into Windows normally, which then leads me back to the black screen.

I previously had Avira and Comodo active, and am honestly surprised that I was infec... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hello everyone,

Recently my computer was infected with some malware. I used cCleaner, Ad-aware, spybot sd pro, and malwarebytes antimalware to get rid of it. after removing what i thought to be all of them, i found that i had also picked up the providefeed and thefeedwater browser redirect. i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue. i got super antispyware and modified the scan peramiters. i then ran msconfig and checked the safe mode box under boot.ini. I then found that my computer was unable to boot properly and after showing the windows xp logo and loading bar it would reboot again. I have already tried booting from disk by pressing f2 on startup and setting cd drive to first boot device. i have also tried taking out the coin sized battery that controols the date and saving of some settings for about 60 seconds. i would really rather not loose all my data on my hard drive as much of it is not replacable. My computer is a gateway desktop computer. my OS is windows xp media center edition.

thank you for your help and please reply.

A:Continuous reboot before windows xp loads, unable to enter safe mode.

i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue.You should not be following specific instructions provided to someone else. Those instructions were most likely given under the guidance of a trained staff helper to fix that particular member's problems, NOT YOURS after careful evaluation of the malware involved. Before taking any action, the helper must investigate the nature of the infection and then formulate a fix for the victim. Although your problem may be similar, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. and the presence of other malware. Using someone else's fix instructions could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system. i then ran msconfig and checked the safe mode box under boot.ini. I then found that my computer was unable to boot properlyUsing MSConfig to access (force) safe mode with the /Safe boot option when there is malware on your system could have disastrous results and render your computer unbootable. The Safeboot option modifies the Boot.ini file by adding the /safeboot:minimal argument to your operating systems startup line. Some types of malware can delete or alter the safeboot key in the registry resulting in the inability to reboot fully into safe mode or back to normal mode. When this occurs, you may be locked in a continuous reboot loop afterwards where you cannot get back to MSConfig and undo your selection until the /safeboot argument i... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi everyone,

I'm attemping to install Windows 7 64 bits in a Sony vaio SVE14A25CLB laptop. Many threads in this forum already help me a lot to change the UEFI settings to boot from a DVD or USB device in UEFI mode and I clean the hard drive with diskpart. Also secure boot is disabled.

My System specs:
Sony Vaio SVE14A25CLB
Intel Core i5 -3210M, 2.50GHz
Sony Vaio Intel HM76 Express Chipset
4GB DDR3 SDRAM 799MHz
Intel HD Graphics 4000, AMD Radeon HD 7670M 1GB
HDD 750GB, 5400 rpm

My next opponent in this journey is while windows setup is loading the files, on UEFI mode, it just stop at loading the disk.sys file (checked in safe mode), but in Legacy mode (BIOS) the windows setup (DVD or USB) start without issues (this is how I managed use diskpart).

I don't think it could be due to hard drive or memory issues (I didn't run any tests yet), as the windows setup start normaly on Legacy mode and It install successfully Windows 7 on a MBR partition.

From factory, the laptop comes with Windows 8, but even if the general performance is very good, it was some "features" that bother me. So hard drive already has GPT and I want to keep that partition table mode in case I need to do a dual boot with windows 8 in the future.

After clean the hard drive I even created GPT partitions following these steps:
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart (see Sample DiskPart Script: Default Configuration)

I ha... Read more

A:Windows 7 setup stop in disk.sys on UEFI mode, but in BIOS mode it did

Sony boot key is F12.

Make sure you have followed Option One in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
to create the flash stick.

To install Win7 in UEFI mode sometimes requires some level of CSM or Legacy set in BIOS, even "Boot UEFI First." You will need to scour those listings, post back camera snaps of all available choices for UEFI, Legacy, CSM, and boot order. Are you choosing UEFI device to boot. That would point to the media being the problem.

At Eight Forums they can help you derive your Product Key so that you can reinstall 8 to an MBR disk using media they should also be able to link you to. This is providing the BIOS won't auto-activate on MBR. These mysteries are all shrouded in EightForums which I will get over to one day when Win7 stops being the most popular OS and keeping us so busy here.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi All,

Thanks so much for this excellent site, first of all. I'm hoping to get some help reinstalling my operating system. Here is the issue:

I'm using an HP Envy Core i7, 16gb RAM, and a 1 TB SSD drive on Windows 8.1 -- if you need more info, please let me know. The machine is about 2 years old

The last few times I restarted my system, I noticed it took slightly longer to reboot. Then it took several minutes, and I was about to take it in to be looked at when it stopped booting at all. I am able to boot it now only in safe mode, by tapping shift + f8 on a restart, and then selecting the 5th option (restart with network and safe mode -- something like that). Unfortunately, I can not seem to do a factory reset or a system recovery/restore, as none of these options are available to me in this mode.

I have backed up all my data so I would just like to do a clean wipe and re-install of WIn 8.1 (or even Win 10), but I can't figure out how to do it from here. HP wanted to charge me $150 and have me send it in (out of warranty) and the obnoxious PC repair guy down the street wants $200 to do this. My hunch is that there must be a way I can do it myself, whether that means making a bootable OS on a USB or something else?

Would anyone be willing to help me out with this one? I'd be super grateful and will be happy to buy you a virtual beer!

Thanks in advance,
Cory
 

A:Windows 8.1 OS got corrupted -- can boot in Safe Mode only.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.  I called HP and they said it's not compatible, which caused the Bios to be corrupted.  I don't know what to do next and I don't want to pay $59 to fix.  The automatic repair doesn't work and this is what shows up when I try to run it: c:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Hi All,Thanks so much for this excellent site, first of all. I'm hoping to get some help reinstalling my operating system. Here is the issue:I'm using an HP Envy Core i7, 16gb RAM, and a 1 TB SSD drive on Windows 8.1 -- if you need more info, please let me know. The machine is about 2 years oldThe last few times I restarted my system, I noticed it took slightly longer to reboot. Then it took several minutes, and I was about to take it in to be looked at when it stopped booting at all. I am able to boot it now only in safe mode, by tapping shift + f8 on a restart, and then selecting the 5th option (restart with network and safe mode -- something like that). Unfortunately, I can not seem to do a factory reset or a system recovery/restore, as none of these options are available to me in this mode. I have backed up all my data so I would just like to do a clean wipe and re-install of WIn 8.1 (or even Win 10), but I can't figure out how to do it from here. HP wanted to charge me $150 and have me send it in (out of warranty) and the obnoxious PC repair guy down the street wants $200 to do this. My hunch is that there must be a way I can do it myself, whether that means making a bootable OS on a USB or something else? Would anyone be willing to help me out with this one? I'd be super grateful and will be happy to buy you a virtual beer! Thanks in advance,Cory

A:Windows 8.1 OS got corrupted - can boot in Safe Mode only and can't do a restore

Does this laptop have a recovery partition or do you have a set of recovery disc or a recovery USB stick ?  It sounds like it is time for a re-install. I think this is the servicing manual for your laptop and it says some do and some don't have recovery partitions !
 
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03317166
 
You will find recovery instructions starting on p.102 of the document. Failing that, if you have access to another computer I believe you can still download the 8.1 ISO from MS  and create an install disc or USB stick from that. You would need the 64 bit version of whichever OS type - home, professional - you have installed.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52

My WINDOWS 7 PRO LAPTOP, a VOSTRO 3560 model, had a motherboard replacement with an original DELL motherboard P/N PYFNX.  However, it can't select a sleep mode or hibernate since the repair.  In addition, I can't connect it to an external monitor. 
Any ideas how to overcome these issues?
Thank you -
Jon

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52

My WINDOWS 7 PRO LAPTOP, a VOSTRO 3560 model, had a motherboard replacement with an original DELL motherboard P/N PYFNX.  However, it can't select a sleep mode or hibernate since the repair.  In addition, I can't connect it to an external monitor. 
Any ideas how to overcome these issues?
Thank you -
Jon

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52

All -- any help you can provide would be appreciated. I do not have any desire to pay Lenovo $100 to walk me through the steps of recovering the system.

I have a lenovo ideapad y560 0646 - windows 7 64 bit.

Each time I start the laptop, I get the following error (after the introductory language that says - we're killing the startup to protect you, really, trust us ):

-- ntfs.sys

Then there's the other boilerplate language that it's not microsoft but you, really --

followed by

*** stop: 0x00000050 (0xFFFFF98001680000, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF8801c36344, 0x0000000000000000)

*** ntfs.sys - Address FFFFF88001c36344 base at FFFFF88001c2B000, DateStamp 4a5bc14f

If you can help by pointing to something describing the steps to restore the system, that would be great. Lenovo seems to think all hardware is fine but that the operating system is corrupted.

In short, I was using an air card connected to a PC Card Adapter - inserted in the laptop. Hit hibernate and quickly, without thinking, removed the PC Card Adapter from the laptop. Later, when hitting power on, the blue screen appeared and has not left.

I have tried to enter via safe mode, and that does not work.

There's extensive data on the hard drive that I need to take all practical steps to preserve before blowing it up.

Thanks,

A:Blue Screen - Cannot Enter Safe Mode or Any Other Mode

Welcome to SF! davidsawyer

Have you tried reinstalling the pc card adapter and then starting up to see if you can then safely remove it?

As far as the error message itself, "Stop 0x0000007E" or "Stop 0x00000050" Stop error message in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 MS has a fix available at the page there for this type of error.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Hi!

If my computer have been on for a while (a few hours) and I go away, it doesn?t go into power save mode. But if I restart it works fine.

I have Windows 7. It?s fully updated.

Are there maybe some programs that keep the computer awake?

A:Power save mode problem in Windows 7

no one?

Let me know if you want more information about my system specs.

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