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Windows 7: Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration

Q: Windows 7: Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration

I have a Samsung laptop a few years old - Core i7, 2TB HDD, 8gb Memory. It was supplied with Windows 7 and I have the W7 installation dvd that came with it.

Over the years I have booted from this DVD and re-installed a fresh copy of W7 several times with no problems whatsoever.

A few months ago I succumbed and upgraded to Windows 10 - no problems - it all ran fine.

I wanted to go back to W7 so I deleted all partitions on the HDD, booted from the W7 DVD as usual. Selected country:UK and created a new partition on the HDD (whole of the HDD). Files were copied to the HDD in the usual manner, Windows 7 installed up to 100%, then onto features etc. The installation went with no problems up to the fourth step - installing updates. I though it was a few seconds away from completion and re-boot. However, I then got the message 'Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration'.

Repeated several times, deleting and re-creating partition on the disk but the same happened.

In the end, I installed Windows 10 on the HDD by booting from a USB stick with W10 on and it installed no problems.

Anyone got any idea what it going on? It looks like my install of W10 has changed the disk somehow so W7 cannot ever be installed again on the disk.

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Hi all,

I tried to install Windows 7 sp1 32-bit on a formatted c drive .But after installing updates this error message pops up Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed.

I have compaq presario c700 laptop. Earlier I was using windows 7 itself.But after getting startup errors and unable to fix them using bootrec etc utilises I decided to go for a clean installation.

I am booting from USB

Please help.

A:Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration.

Work through the steps to Troubleshoot Win7 Installation Failures here: Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

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Hi every bodyI downloaded Windows 7 32bit (no key yet), I've tried upgrading Windows Vista SP1 but when step 2 (expandeing files) reaches 21% the installation stops with following error "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."I tried to install Windows 7 in a new partition but the process reaches 27% this time and stops with same error.I've reformatted my hard disks completely and installation process reaches 99% then stops with same error.I checked BIOS settings and found only DVD and HDD listed (no third option).the Microsoft suggestion about the registry tweaking did not apply for me (and I tried to install a fresh copy from scratch).I'm using 2 HDD in RAID0 configuration and works OK with Windows Vista, I did load the drivers to Windows 7 during installation but still getting same problem, any suggestion???

A:Windows (7) could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed.??

Simple solution found for Dual Boot errors!

Here is an update. Since no one else has seemed to find a solution I actually managed to find my own. Just to recap you on what had happened to me, I was trying to dual boot Windows 7 x64 with Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Somewhere in my use with Vista my BCD was corrupt/deleted and caused this error to appear. (Windowscould not update your computer's boot configuration.) After searching my computer I found the registry settings were correct, and file access to the folder that contained the BCD was correct, However my BCD was corrupt/missing and so I was unable to finish the installation and get my computer to dual boot. I found this out by typing bcdedit.exe in command with admin access and it gave me the warning "BCDedit.exe could not be run. BCD is either corrupt or missing".

In order to fix this it was quite simple. I had to use the original installation disc for vistato repair my computer's boot files. Unfortunately I didnt have an install disc that would work with vista since I purchased mine before SP1 came out, so in order to repair it I had to create a slipstream disc with the SP1 updates added to it. after repairing I instantly was able to see both Windows 7 and Windows Vista in my boot manager when I restarted my computer. I easily fixed and finished installation with out a hitch, and I'm now staring at internet explorer inside of Windows 7 typing this message. I hope this will help anyone else ou... Read more

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hii have created a usb flash via rufus software for setup win 10 in uefi mode then boot my labtop via uefi and during windows instalation steps deleted my MBR partition's and create a new GPT partition after windows file copy and in finishing step an error apear's with this content :windows could not update the boot configuration installation cannot proceed.i tried another usb flash drive & reset bios to defult's but my problem not resolved.do you have any idea to resolve the problem ?thanks.

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Hi all,

Here's what's happened...

i have Windows 7 on a 500GB SATA hd running fine.

Yesterday I decided to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a spare 160GB SATA HDD which I have, and I did this via the notebook upgrade bay (2nd HDD caddy) where the DVD drive would be. I left my 500GB internal (Windows 7) HDD in the computer and during the XP setup DVD specified for it to install on the 160GB HDD.

The problem is every time I boot my computer, it tries to boot XP.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the internal HDD from the boot menu...

i tried to remove the 160GB XP hard drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the 500GB Windows 7 x64 OS... But instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Can anyone give me any advice on what I need to do to be able to boot properly into my Windows 7 HDD again?

I have Hirens BootCD at my disposal and have managed to boot into Windows 7 fine using the option presented on the first screen. After a reboot the message above returns...

Many thanks in advance,

A:Computer disk hardware configuration problem (Windows 7 boot)

UPDATE: I have also tried to run a startup repair from more than one Windows 7 installation DVDs and get the message: "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair".

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I have a dell t series.
Windows Vista 32 bit.
I was doing a windows update and it said it needed to be restarted in order for it to be completed. Upon restarting computer it said there was a problem with the update. I tried restarting and now It locks or stops when loading at !! Oxc0190005 !! 24778/61615 (Registry\machine\schema\wmc.
I tried the F2 and F2 Bios Setting and reboot with the cd: downloaded to help it get to the System screen. I tried restore and it locks down. Not sure what to try now!!!
Please help me. I need to be able to get my I tunes account backed up at least if it isn't going to work properly.

A:Computer will no boot after windows update

this might help u angelB
Vista Won't Boot (Black Screen) After Bad Windows Update - CNET Windows Vista Forums

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This is what happened (Some tech terms might be off, as I run a Swedish computer and translating them as good as possible):
Windows update had downloaded some updates and had started installing them. Somewhere in the middle of this, power went down, and the computer went black.

Since then, the computer won't start. I get the same result both when trying to boot it up in
-standard mode
-fail safe mode(also tried with network and command prompt)
-"using last working settings"

What happens is the computer says "it wasn't shutdown properly" and I pick a startup mode out of those mentioned above.
WinXP starts loading, with loading screen and all, but then all of a sudden there's a bluescreen with some text flashing by too fast to be able to read anything, and then it reboots. And that's about as far as I've come. Same result for all startup modes.

The OS is WinXP pro with SP3, and has been running smoothly until today.

I did try booting with my winXP disc, it started the installation program, but that froze after a few minutes of chewing, so I had to manually reboot.

I *could* borrow someone else's cd with another OS and try that, of course. The only problem is, I don't have enough free hdd space to install another OS (roughly 1gb free), so I really need to access some command prompt so I can manually access (and delete) files, and I don't know how to do this. Is it even possible nowadays?

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Instead of picking safe mode, pick the option to disable automatic restart on failure and report back with the blue screen error code.
 

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I currently have Vista and Linux on my computer. I have Windows 7 coming in the mail soon and I would love to update my Vista to that. Do I need to do anything special while installing?
 

A:Update to Windows 7 on a dual boot computer

Windows 7 may require a clean install. Just start the install and Windows 7 should point to the Vista partition. Just select options and delete this partition and continue with the Windows 7 install
 

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On May 16 2012 I turned off my computer then Windows did its update on May 17 2012 I turned on my computer and it did not turn on. What could have caused this?

I first removed all non-essential components from my computer. When I turn off the power and weight for a few minutes and turn it back on again my computers fans come on and go off after a few seconds, this is normal, but when I push the start button on the front of the computer nothing happens. A strange thing happened, my computer went through a sequence of erratically turning on and off by its self. I think it was trying to tell me that it is still alive.

System Properties:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
Motherboard - D875PBZ
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz
2.99GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM
SONY DVD RW DRU-710A
SONY DVD RW DW-U10A
Creative Soundblaster Live 5.1
Camcorder: Sony Digital DCR-TRV3100 NTSC
Camcorder: Sony Digital DCR-SR100
Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX4600
 

A:Solved: Computer will not boot-up after Windows Update.

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Earlier this evening, windows surprised me by restarting to preform a windows update. I went to go do something else for half hour or so, and when I came back I saw the startup repair was running. 
 
On startup right after the windows logo come up, I get blue screen with error PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED 0x0000006B.
 
Same thing on safe mode and "last successful boot config."
 
All of my restore points failed, and startup repair fails.
 
Checkdisk says no problems found, and SFC finds corrupt files and repairs them every time I run it, but the blue screen still comes up.
 
I tried using the widows 7 recovery disk but that failed too.
 
I have done a LOT of reading on the subject and based on the evidence, believe this is due to corruption of ntdll.dll in system32.
 
There was a forum thread where it was suggested I replace this file from the same version of windows followed by many replies from users who were able to successfully fix their issue this way. When I try to copy the clean version of ntdll.dll into my system using the recovery console, however, I the the error
 
The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open.
 
I suspect this means some process is using the file or something like that. Somehow, other people were able to get it to work.
 
Can anyone PLEASE help me replace this file (or suggest some other creative fix for this issue).
 
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A:Windows 7 Update now computer wont boot

Update: This is not a hardware issue. I was able to boot the computer using an ubuntu usb stick, mount the windows drives and transfer all of my important files off. Unfortunately replacing that .dll file did not fix the issue.

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i'm having problems starting up my windows vista.. when i turn my laptop on there's a screen that comes up showing
"configuration updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete" and after a couple of seconds my computer shuts down, restarts and does the process all over continuously with no option of cancelling this process....
can someone please help

Thank You

A:Windows update configuration problem

Do you know what update your computer is trying to install?

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Hi all,

Need some extra help here. I attempted to get the debugging tools to read the minidump files post-mortem, but can only get into safe mode, which doesn't help me. I've attached the zip of the output from the jcgriff2 app.

I'm not positive, but it may be related to an attempt to install Spanish & Japanese optional language packs to Windows 7 Ultimate installation alongside a recommended update.

Initially, it crashed during start up at the 'configuring windows' screen at 15% into it. Two system restores later to take me back two updates, and now it returns to the 'configuring windows' screen on startup and crashes at 0%. Not sure if additional system restores will do much good.

Thanks,

- Matt

A:BSOD during Windows Update Configuration

Seems to be related to your USB port/Device and your Nvidia Display drivers

- Remove any unnecessary USB device or plug it in another port

- Uninstall your Nvidia display drivers then use driver sweeper to remove leftover Nvidia files
Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

Then reinstall your display drivers: NVIDIA DRIVERS 260.89 WHQL

This was likely caused by the following module: usbhub.sys
Bugcheck code: 0xFE (0x8, 0x6, 0x5, 0xFFFFFA80067B9000)
Error: BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER

This was likely caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys
Bugcheck code: 0xA (0xFFFFFA800B0C1060, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF80002EDC84C)
Error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

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error: "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."Hi guys...em new member here so please guide me or tell me the solution to my problem...(i dont know where to start...so pelas accept my apology for not coneiyng u rightly but please response me)

i have a Dell laptop, model is N4110.....i purchased it from my frnd about six months ago who have bought from outside country......there was running windows 8 since last 6 months very good....but three days earlier i wished to clean install my winodws 8 from USB (i know how to make bootable windows 8 rightly)....

as when all the system files are installed and system is restarted to GET READY.....after 100% of getting ready an error comes up and system freezes or roll backs........
please help me...my laptop is now totally jammed as i have also tries it with a windows 7 iso but nothing found out.....please help me what is the solution....

(soory for my poor english)>>>>>thankew v.v muchhh )))

A:Error: "Windows could not update the computer's boot.....

Hi, Welcome to 8F.

Boot from 8 DVD and goto Repair console > Command Prompt (Hit enter after each line)

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diskpart
list disk
select disk x (x = being the disk number of your HDD)
clean
create partition primary
active
format fs=ntfs quick
assign
exit

Reboot and try setup again (I use this for USB drives, but they are not partitioned, I imagine this will kill all partitions on the disk and create just one new one)

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Hi,
 
Following two consecutive automatic Windows updates (Windows 7) last week, my computer will not boot for long stretches. In the day after the first update, my computer booted fine but froze for a few seconds perpetually throughout the day. The second update started that night and it would not boot the next morning.
 
The power came on, the dvd drive spun and even the wi-fi light came on, but the hard drive would not boot. I turned it off by holding the power button down, and tried repeatedly to turn it on, but it would not boot up. Internet trouble-shooting via another computer did nothing (holding down Shift+F8+Power, taking out the battery, etc.).
 
At one point the next day, I pushed the power button and it booted up. It went through the steps of completing the automatic Windows update and everything ran fine, but when I shut it down, it would not boot up again. The following day, after many tries, it finally booted up again, I tried to restore to before the first of the two updates, but one file kept it from doing so. I was then able to restore it to before the second update (but after the first). However, after powering down, it did not boot again. Now it boots periodically - after many tries - but it seems to boot a little more frequently than before the restore...but still it takes many, MANY tries throughout the day where it just powers up without booting.
 
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A:Following WIndows Update, computer will only boot every 20th or 25th try

Hi
 
Did you try A system restore, when you boot your pc you keep tapping the f8 key untill you get a screen with diffrent options one of which is safe mode, u can try enter safe more and delete/uninstall your updates that way or you can also try doing a system restore by either typin in system restore too search box in start menu or in the command prompt type rstrui.exe and this will restore pc too  an earlier time

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I'm running Windows Vista on my lap top and when I try to start it up it shows "installing updates 3 or 3 0% do not switch off computer",,, then goes to 96% then shuts down and reboots doing the same thing over and over again.

It's as if the update isn't there but if wants to install it. I've tried booting into safe mode - same thing happens. Tried F8 and repair mode - same thing

HELP ...............even tried doing the restore to earlier point but a) nothing happens and b) don't really want to as will loose my friends photos (worse than loosing my own).

Any suggestions appreciated and FAST !!

A:Windows update not installing properly - computer won't boot up

Which updates are you installing?
Have you installed SP1 and SP2?
Have you updated your drivers prior to updating Windows?
Have you scanned for malware.

You shouldn't lose photo's when using a System Restore Point

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Last Tuesday I initiated a windows shut down, after noticing windows update had installed updates.
The '... Installing updates ......  Do not shut off computer ... '
screen was displayed and I left the computer/updates to do their thing ... for the day, as it turns out.
 
Upon returning home that evening the computer was in the very same state.  Feeling I had little choice,
I hit the power button, turning the computer off.  Now my computer will not boot nor can I get into the bios.
When I power it up the fans start, the motherboard beeps once and then the Intel motherboard logo' screen
(the one with the 4 PF/bios/boot options) displays but I can not use any of the options.  It just hangs there. 
I can initiate re-boot with <alt+Ctrl+Delete> and/or boot button, but the same thing happens. Have checked
all connections, reseated the memory but the result is the same  ... HELP!
 
Intel Motherboard DH57DD with i7 processor

A:Windows Update did not shut down computer. Now it won't boot into bios even

Hello -
Is this a "home built" or "Brand name" computer ?
If it is a Brand name, please list the Make and Model
 
Thank You -

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Hi,

I have an Acer netbook running windows 7 starter...for several days each time I close the laptop there are updates that attempt to install but fails to do so for some reason...there are also issues of configuration,seemingly every time I start the laptop.

I have read the uploader tool page but before going through this process would like to ask why the laptop fails to update ? ...I recently got rid of any microsoft office programs...does this have anything to do with the failure to update ?

below are the updates that have failed several times ... sorry but the image is very small !

A:Windows 7 update failures and configuration issues.

It`s a couple of days since I posted the above but the updating failure continues...I`ve no idea if the failure is caused by this laptop not in fact having the required internal programs to ensure the updates are accepted...something is obviously not right.

edit ti add...maybe the laptop just doesn`t need these updates...?

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I have installed Xp over windows 7 before. I have done it many a time by using EasyBCD. I use to backup the BCD settings and load it after installing easybcd in xp. And write MBR using EasyBCD. Nut this time around it isnt helping me one little bit.

It boots into xp time and again. Is there something that I missed this time I am not sure. Should the Boot.ini file of Xp have 2 entries?

Thank You in advance

A:Messed up boot configuration Xp over Windows 7

Assuming you haven't inadvertently checked the box to restore the XP bootloader instead of the Vista bootloader, the only thing that comes to mind is if the bootloader timeout is set to 0 and XP is the default OS.

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Hi ,

I have a windows 7 x64. I separated 40 gb my disk and installed windows 2008 R2. But my boot info did not change. How can i add my new OS in my bcdedit? (I need exact commands)

Thankx...

A:Windows 7 DUAL boot configuration

No need to use commands as modern tools automate these commands. Install EasyBCD to add the missing OS. The older versions of Easy are free.

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Windows update was interrupted yesterday and now I'm getting all kinds of errors.

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2-No audio device. My sound is only working when the error message pops up.

3-Generic host process for Win32 services has encountered probelm needs to close.
(this occurs when I boot up computer)

4-unable to create C:/document and settings/jamie/application data/BVRP Software Netwaiting Moth log txt.file (this happened when I booted computer

I called dell as the system is only 4 months old, and i have warranty, however they informed me that for software related issues they would charge 264.00!!!

You could say that I'm rethinking my purchase choice.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much
 

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Problem: Acer XP Pro Laptop reboots just after the 'Windows is starting up' message. Using 'Last known Good' recovery option works, and allows the system to boot and be used successfully. However, upon next startup, exactly the same problem recurs. Also any changes that were made while the system was up are not saved. I also do not get the usual 'Saving your settings' message during shutdown.
It appears that Windows is not saving the 'good' configuration for loading on the next boot.
I have even tried creating a restore point while the system is up, and using System Restore to load the restore point. Even then, the original problem recurs.
Usually I would use 'fixboot' from a Windows CD boot to fix this, but the laptop has a strange hard drive configuration, and Windows does not see a hard drive if booted from CD.
Question: Is there a registry fix that would allow me to force Windows to save a good boot configuration?
 

A:Windows doesn't save boot configuration

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ORIGINAL ISSUE:
First I accidentally did bcdedit /deletestore deleted the Windows entry to boot.
And so it was unable to boot, and failing with Unable to find \Boot\BCD file, 0xc0000098 error.
I tried various options, but none worked, so decided to recreate BCD from scratch.
RECREATING_BCD_FROM_SCRATCH:
When I booted with Windows Install disk, and went into Repair Computer Mode, Command Prompt.
Found that System Reserved Partition was on C: drive.
And my Windows Install was on E: drive.
So I followed the steps below to recreate BCD in my system Reserved Partition in C drive.
These are the steps I did, since the import command in the links above didnt work, followed Nathan Brown's suggestion).
bcdedit /createstore C:\Boot\BCD
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /set {bootmgr} device partition=C:
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /timeout 10
bcdedit.exe /create /d "Microsoft Windows" /application osloader
bcdedit.exe should return a message with a GUID for the newly-created entry, something like this:
The entry {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} was successfully created.
In my case, Windows was installed on E drive.
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /set {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} device partition=E:
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /set {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} osdevice partition=E:
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So yesterday automatic Windows update installed IE10, today I noticed that links in certain applications open in IE10 instead of my configured default browser, which every link from this or any other application used to open in before that update and the reboot that followed the update.
I checked the Default Programs section in the system control panel, expecting maybe Microsoft wanted to get themselves in any more trouble with the EU and changing the default to IE. This was not the case however, all the associations were still pointing to the configured default browser, I noticed however I could not uncheck the defaults already set.
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I went ahead and checked the registry associations, and found that http(s) protocol as well as htm(l) filetypes were associated with Internet Explorer with various EditFlags set (presumably to prevent changing them through the user interface, or to ignore the user interface settings).

Seriously Microsoft? Don't you have enough trouble yet?

A:Windows Update IE10 Install messes up default browser configuration

I'd avoid IE10 and uninstall the update. It's riddled with bugs.

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I am attempting to boot up a DELL intel pentium 4 with a cloned hard drive.
I get this message:
"Windows could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration problem:
did not properly generate ARC name for HAL and system paths. Please check the Windows documentation about ARC configuration options and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

I have read through previous threads on this issue and it seems to be the BOOT.ini file needs replacing?
I am a beginner when it comes to these issues.
Can anyone offer hand holding?
I tried BOOTSUITE 2012 and it would not boot up.
I was able to to boot up the Ultimate WIndows Bootup Disk but NOW WHAT?
Any help is appreciated.
THanks
 

A:"Windows could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration pro

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Hi, thank you. glad to be the newest member here. I have an Aspire S3 laptop Windpows 8 to 8.1 - that now has a BCD error blue screen upon start up that is error OXCOOOO0D - boot configuration data Recovery

Blue screen reads:

Your PC needs to be repaired.
The BCD is missing some required info.
File:\BCD
you'll need to use recovery tools...

I don't have an install/repair cd/dvd, and I don't have my product key - since its on the BIOS and is unretrievable. I want to save ALL my files so, please, if someone can help, thak you! All I tried so far is to get into the BOOT by pressing F2 and switched it from UEFI to Legacy only it asks for BOOT disk...

A:windows 8.1 error 0xc00000d boot configuration data

Bump.........

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My Dell Insperion 15 now has this boot error. I tried using the recovery USB from my HP. It is smart enough to know that I'm not trying to reboot the HP computer so it doesn't work. This is so frustrating. What to do?

A:windows 8.1 error 0xc00000d boot configuration data

Check HDD with this: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Test your RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums
one stick at a time eight passes per stick
Drive letters in WinPe will probably be different from what you see in windows - that is normal.

I would delete the bcd store and run the commands again. You should be pointing them at the reserved system partition .

Otherwise, at cmd prompt, type:

diskpart

lis vol

( Look to see the drive letter for your main windows partition - if it is D then type as below, otherwise replace D with the letter diskpart gives for the main windows partition)

sel vol d

act

exi

bcdboot d:\windows /s d:

bootsect /nt60 all /mbr

restart the pc - you're good.

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Just tried to install Vista Home Premium. Went well until a panel stopped the process and said: "Windows could not update computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."
Any suggestions what needs to be done to correct this condition?

rjkloo
 

A:Vista won't update boot configuration

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I'm
currently writing a powershell script to harden Windows 7 machines. I am basing what I am scripting off the STIG at
https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/windows_7/. Many of
the things that need to be edited are in the Administrative Templates section of the group policy object in the mmc.

Right now I am using Set-ItemProperty to edit the registry values for these policies, but I wanted to
know if there is an easier way, such as exporting a completed Administrative Template and importing it onto the new machine (as local policies is able to be done).

Thanks!

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Rebooted the system and Windows won't load at all.
Boot selection is set to hard drive first so no other items are booting causing this.
I have no idea is going on and fearing the worst.

Once the Manufacter bootscreen goes away to boot, all I get is a flashing

" _ "

accompanies by a black screen. I have no USB attachments, disks in CD-Rom, or anything like this.

Any idea what is going on? I dont have a Windows Recovery or anything yet and I dont want to get ahead of myself. I would greatly appreciate it.

Any Idea
 

A:Won't get Windows Boot Screen. No Safe Mode or Last Good Configuration

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Hi,
I am using a Professional Dell Laptop under Windows 7.
I am also using this computer booting on an external SSD with Windows 8 from the eSata port (with my private stuff).
On the regular HDD, I have 3 partitions (No letter: Reserved system, C: Win7, D: Data). I access only to Data partition.
I had 3 times the same strange problem:
After using Windows 8, the system is no longer booting in Windows 7 (BSOD). If I reboot in Windows 8, access to Windows 7 partition is denied.
I tried to change the permissions, it is not possible because it is greyed, but I can create a full access for "Everyone".
When rebooting, it seems to work but boot is never finishing (grey screen with the mouse active).
At the end, I found no other solution than restoring the partition from a backup image.
Is some of you understanding what is happening and what can be done to avoid that?
(for the moment, I am disabling the HDD from the bios, but obviously I am loosing the access to Data partition).

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Not sure if this is the correct forum, please forgive me if I've posted it in the wrong forum.

Hi folks I?m a newbie to the forum and would really require some assistance, I?ve owned PC?s for a considerable time and I am pretty flummoxed with a problem I?ve encountered. I haven?t a clue how this occurred and for the life of me cannot seem to recover my PC. I have used various approaches on your forum to hopefully correct this issue but to no avail.

When booting from disk I get the message the file
File: \Boot\BCD Status 0XC0000098
Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS Entry

I used the helpful guide ?How to Fix Windows When it fails to Boot? on this form and ran the following: Initially running system repair

The computer scans itself during this phase and looks for windows installations it returns the message no windows installations found. When I view the Diagnose and repair details I get the following:

No OS files found on disk
Repair Action: Partition table repair
Result: Failed error code 0X490

I have ran the repair process 3 times and booted between each repair

I progress beyond this and run the following:

Bootrec.exe /Fixmbr runs successfully
Bootrec.exe /Fixboot runs successfully
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD runs and returns successfully scanned windows installations
total identified windows installations: 0 completed successfully

My Laptop is a 4 year old ACER 8390G running Windows 7, it has a Hitachi 500Gb hard drive and the p... Read more

A:Windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry

Hi jdoherty, Welcome to forums.

Check out this link. FIX boot error.

Hope this helps.

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Hello, I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, and if there have been threads about this issue before, but I've searched for a while and could not find a solution that I could understand from reading, as I am a newbie. Whenever I start up my computer, it shows this:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.) Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.) Choose your languange settings, and then click "Next."
3.) Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.
The computer runs windows 7 and is an Acer Iconia Tab W500, so it's a hybrid tablet and laptop and did not come with an installation disc, nor does it have a disc drive due to its size. I can't access the window that pops up with F8, the only screen that can appear is the F2 screen.
I'm fine with completely restoring the computer to factory settings, or pretty much anything that will get the device working again. The problem is, I can't figure out how to either repair the file or restore. I'm really sorry if this is really confusing or if I didn't provide enough information, I don't have any experience with computers, but any advice on how to fix it?

A:Windows Boot Configuration Data File does not contain a valid OS entry

Do you have a Windows 7 Repair Disk?
Do you have, or can you borrow, a Windows 7 installation DVD (Same version as yours)?

If you follow the instructions in that message using either disk the chances are good that you can repair the problem.

If you can't get your hands on a DVD, then when turn your computer on - tap on the F8 Key as soon as it comes on. When the black screen with options appear, select "Repair your computer." When you see the option, perform a Startup Repair.

If startup repair fails then select the last option which allows you to access a command prompt. You might want to enter these commands at the prompt:

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

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windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry (0xc0000098)

Trying to fix my aunts laptop (Toshiba satellite/windows 7). Tried a recovery disc, which was painfully slow but no joy.
Here is screenshot of boot:
http://oi46.tinypic.com/2ut3kmb.jpg

Partition check with 'partition wizard':
http://oi46.tinypic.com/2z6tv92.jpg

I was able to explore the "system reserved" partition, which shows boot folder etc:
http://oi50.tinypic.com/34fdw79.jpg

When I explored the larger partition it only showed "(Disk 1 Partition 2)
http://oi45.tinypic.com/11iif5g.jpg

I did the diskpart thing in command prompt:
vol 0= E dvd rom
vol 1= C 100mb partition (active)
vol 2= D 232gb partition

Any advice on what to do to try fix this missing OS.
Thank you.

A:windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry

If you ran Factory Recovery it apparently failed. Had you asked first we could have helped you work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot. Now there is likely nothing to repair, although you can try Startup Repair after marking Win7 or its boot partition Active.

What I would do now is get and maintain a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 . Everything needed is in the blue link.

If it fails to install, reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. If that fails try IDE mode.

If install still fails try wiping the HD from the installer's Command Line using Diskpart Clean Command

Report back results as there will be more steps if necessary.

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Hi, had a few problems dual booting and managed to get every thing fine. Installed easyBCD and clicked install to the wrong partitionNow when i boot after the bios it appears "windows failed to start, a recent hardware change might be the problem." Offers solutions to boot from CD which i have but wont boot. Will just appear the same screen.file:\boot\bcdinfo the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OSDell inspiron 1720

A:info the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS

Resolved. Managed to get cd to boot.

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Hi everyone,

I tried to install new updates of Ableton live and the machine crashed badly... and since them it has really gone a bit wonky.

When I press the on button to boot up the laptop I get the following message.

The Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Store file contains some invalid information.

Object : GUID : (8cb2db4-7co5-11de842e-bt611d44fefa)

Description: Windows recovery format.

Status: oxcoooooo24

Info: The configuation for an element within the object is invalid in the boot configuation store.

The assiocated windows boot loader entry may not be available for selection until the problem is rectified by an administrator.

Enter= continue.

So then I press enter... it boots up. (in about 5 seconds as it is a ssd...)

When I do this action: to see if I can do a restore etc...

Start-Control Panel- the progress bar at the top of the expoler window freezes half way and I cannot access any of the menu Items.

Also I canot move this panel or close the window.

I have a back up on another external drive ..... plus I have made a repair disk and so on when I first got the machine.

I would be stoked if you could provide me with the next steps so I can resolve this situation.

Thanks for your time, now lets party on and delve deep into the abyss

A:Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store file error.

Hallo,
hatte auch einen 0x0000024 BCD Fehler. Hatte vor einer Installation die alte Partition auf "VERSTECKT / HIDDEN" gesetzt und nach der Installation vergessen die Partition wieder auf "Partition anzeigen / Show partition" zu setzen und erhielt so bei Bootversuch einige Tage sp?ter den x24 Fehler. Nach dem "ANZEIGEN" funktionierte der Boot wieder.

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Hi, my friends alienware laptop has encountered the BSOD. The error reads.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc0000034.
I understand this problem can occur from someone not switching off their computer or laptop properly and thus not allowing the boot configuration files to be written properly. I have had this problem before with my own computer but I managed to fix the problem using command prompt. I cant remember the specifics on what commands I used although I remember using things such as, chkdsk and dskpart.
I'll start of with chkdsk, after typing chkdsk and hitting enter I get the following message. "The type of the file system is NTFS. The volume is in use by another process". Then chkdsk verifies files (stage 1 of 3) and everything is fine, then verifies indexes (stage 2 of 3) same again, everything is fine and then lastly verifies security descriptors (stage 3 of 3) which then comes with the following message. "Errors detected in the uppercase file". I then try chkdsk /f which comes with the following message. "The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.
Now for the dskpart problem. typing dskpart works fine, then when typing commands such as, "list disk" and "list volume" comes with the following message. " There are no fixed disks to show" and "There are no volumes" I am at a complete loss at this as in my si... Read more

A:Alienware m17x Windows 8.1 BSOD (Boot configuration data missing)

Try doing a factory restore... Or a fresh install of Windows. Sounds like the laptops hard drive has failed
 

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I need to access Computer Configuration in order to navigate to User Rights. Does anyone know how to access Computer Configuration?

A:I am trying to access Computer Configuration on a Windows 7 32bit

Hello Lucreacia, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you mean from within the Local Group Policy Editor??

If so, you will need to be logged in as an administrator, and open the Local Group Policy Editor. Afterwards, you should be able to expand (double click) the Computer Configuration folder for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've been trying to upgrade from Win XP to Vista Ultimate. I have tried installing several times. The first time, the computer got hung up on expanding files at 21% and I rebooted. After that I have been getting the msg "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed. I've check on a few forums and someone always says to restore the default value for the UpperFilters registry entry and then restart computer. In the steps that follow, it says to modify UpperFilters and to type PartMgr and click ok. This seems to work for some people, I however already had the PartMgr value on there. Can someone tell me what I can do, besides doing a fresh install?

Thanks
 

A:Vista Ultimate Upgrade wont Update Boot Configuration

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Whilst performing a Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 update on my ASUS Vivobook S200E, an option popped up asking me whether I wanted to reboot my computer.
 
I chose "Reboot later", and then manually restarted the machine. (Apparently this might be the cause of the error since there are graphic drivers that get deleted during the update that get replaced when being restarted)
 
After doing this, every time I booted, I would see the ASUS splash screen as if the computer were booting normally, and then the screen would go black.
 
At this point, I turned the machine off, and tried using Shift+F8 to open the Advanced Startup Options. Here, I tried using command prompt and running "bootrec.exe /fixmbr", which seemingly had no impact on fixing the issue.
 
After this, I rebooted, and tried entering Safe Mode.
 
Whilst doing this, on the first driver that loaded, there was an error and the BIOS menu was brought up.
 
I quit the BIOS, not feeling at all qualified to handle whatever it was and the computer restarted, saying that the a driver was either corrupted or missing (I do apologise, the computer did this too quickly for me to take notes of the exact driver)
 
Ever since then, the ASUS logo flashes up for two seconds tops, and there appears to be no way of entering Advanced advanced startup settings - pressing ALT-F9 still gives a blank screen, as do Esc and F2. Have tried the ASUS diagnostic link (http://support.asus.com/diagnosis/Step1.aspx?SLan... Read more

A:Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 Update gone badly wrong (Boot issues/Black Screen of De

I am experiencing the exact same thing. Am in the process of resetting my Samsung notebook to factory settings. Any luck or responses in your end?

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My WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION does not start up in normal mode. I get a black screen, and have to select from two choices of windows xp home edition at the bottom of the screen to open my computer.
I've typed msconfig and selected normal mode and it still doesn't work.
Also I got this error message: windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
I'm a newbie at computers and don't understand the technical jargon. I wonder if some one could explain it in simple terms, so I could understand it.
I don't have a windows WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION CD-Rom to use recovery console. How can I fix this without a windows cd-rom?
I have Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2002

A:windows could not start because of computer disk hardware configuration problem

have you put any new hdd's in, or left a usb drive/ipod/mp3 player in the pc.
otherwise your hdd might have issues,
the recovery console is downloadable and burnable but id check the first 2 options first.

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hey guys, hoping someone can help me out, having a problem with my machine.

i have a desktop running vista 64, and a laptop running xp sp3.

my sister dropped the laptop and on startup the laptop said "no operating system".

i presumed the hard drive was broke so i replaced it with a new 320gb one and tried to reinstall xp. the install errored during the xp installation and got a blue stop message. on restart xp booted and seemed to be ok for a few hours. then i got another stop message so presumed the installation was corrupted and decided to format abd re install. the hard drive wouldnt format so i took it out and put it into my 2.5 portable sata case and formatted it with my desktop. when i put it back in the laptop i couldnt install xp. the drive wasnt being read, so i decided to put it back into my portable case and formatted it again using my vista desktop.

i booted the desktop with my xp disk and when asked which drive to install xp on, chose my portable hard drive. the installation was about 35% when i went downstairs. when i got back up the vista dekstop was desplaying the following message:

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

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A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Looks to me like the first priority is to save your files. Try this procedure ( Computer First Aid Using Knoppix ) - but you have to set the BIOS boot sequence to boot from CD once you have burnt the Knoppix CD.

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Hi,

After Power Shutdown my system does not boot. That show the following error message.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
Then,

I try to boot the OS CD, that show the following Error message.

Boot Failure
Press any Key to Continue

I try the another system Hard Disk and DVD drive in my problem system that also show the same Error message.
Is it any hardware failure in mother board?

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93 Ghz
RAM - 1 GB
Mother Board - Intel DG41RQ
Hard Disk - 500 GB Seagate
DVD - Samsung DVD RW
OS - Windows XP sp3
Anybody support me

Thank You
Ramanan

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Did you change any bios settings, update the bios or clear the CMOS before this started?

Check the mode setting for the Sata controller in the bios, is it set to AHCI/Raid or IDE(legacy)?

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Software is Windows XP Professional.

The first error message I received was:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
(Windows root)\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I then tried to repair the boot.ini file using

bootcfg /rebuild

After re-booting, I received the error message:

Windows could not start becuaes of a computer disk hardward configuration problem

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

-I tried running checkdsk also and it said "Volume has one or more unrecoverable problems"

Computer is a Dell Dimension 390.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Sounds like your hard drive is dying... You will have to get a replacement
 

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Hi, Im trying to install Windows xp onto a netbook-EEE pc 1005, using flashdrive. I have tried many methods of installation, including things like wintoflash and others. I just cant get it to work. I keep gettting the error listed below.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the sleected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

I Get this error before i can select to install windows xp home edition, i see it for a split second then get this error. Could it be in the bios?

My boot device priority has my hdd to boot first which is correct.

My ide configuration has my ATA/IDE configuration set as Ehanced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot!
 

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Hi all,

I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to fix my computer. The problem started today and goes as follows: Whenever I try to start my machine up, it gives me the message "windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem". I have tried formatting, reformatting, and doing that some more. I have tried using the command chkdsk /r in the XP recoverty console. I don't know exactly what's up with my disk. I believe I cought some sort of virus or something that modified my hd perhaps. But, anyways, I can't even install XP (Home or Professional) because after it finishes formatting and copying the necessary files to the HD, it reboots and just goes back to this same error. I am out of idea so please ANYONE'S help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem...

Try downloading the diagnostic software provided by the manufacturer of the drive - for example, Seagate provide SeaTools and Maxtor provide PowerMax - I know others do the same.

Follow the instructions carefully to run a check of the hard drive and see if this sheds any further light on the issue.

Regards,
 

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Hello,
I am currently using a dual boot PC with Windows7 ultimate(32bit) running along with Ubuntu 12.04.
I am planning to upgrade my PC to Windows 10 keeping the dual boot.
I also want to clean install windows 10 after the upgrade to switch it to 64Bit as I am planning to increase my RAM to 8GB.
Will I need to reinstall Ubuntu after clean installing windows 10 64bit?(I heard the windows boot-loader ignores Ubuntu after clean install).
And the main problem is if i can do clean install Windows10 without formatting my other drives except "Local disk:C" because I have a lot of files on them.
Can anyone give me a step by step guide for clean installing by formatting my current "C" drive only please...
I want to keep my files on other partitions safe...

A:Update a dual boot Windows 7 32bit to Windows 10 64bit

Be careful - clean installing Windows 10 will probably break the dual boot mechanism as it does not recognise Linux.

General advice is to start with a fresh drive, install Windows 10, then linux.

It can be done the other way, but no expert, especially as you already have Windows 7.

You should make a full image backup of your drives eg using Macrium Reflect Free which will backup Linux partitions as well.

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Hello~
Recently my laptop is so fail. It used to run very smoothly.

1) Long ago i updated my bluetooth adapter driver, and the caused malfunction. I downloaded the driver from Dell Support website (apparently there are 3 under 'Network', and i get a lucky shot) and the bluetooth is fucntioning once again. however i checked through the device manager and found '!' marks on Bluetooth Peripheral Device. something is not right...

2) Recent windows update (automatically) has failed to install over and over again, hence prompting to redownload the same update every time i turn on the laptop. Specifically, its is 'security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: January 8, 2013 (KB2742595)'.. There is another update coming (also tagged as Important) but come to fail as well. So currently there is 2 pending updates...

3) While im having these problem, the boot time has increases noticeably. Long black screen appears before the login page turn up. Some says this is related to device/driver error. im not sure myself.

4) Very recently i have my Avast Antivirus not working (turned off) and every time i ask it to turn on or resume, nothing happens. It remain not-functioning and so, i uninstall Avast and adopt AVG Antivirus. i think this is around when i was installing the bluetooth driver from Dell. it works though! but the '!' mark persist.

5) Before my Avast failed, i ... Read more

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Hello,
I am currently using a dual boot PC with Windows7 ultimate(32bit) running along with Ubuntu 12.04.
I am planning to upgrade my PC to Windows 10 keeping the dual boot.
I also want to clean install windows 10 after the upgrade to switch it to 64Bit as I am planning to increase my RAM to 8GB.
Will I need to reinstall Ubuntu after clean installing windows 10 64bit?(I heard the windows boot-loader ignores Ubuntu after clean install).
And the main problem is if i can do clean install Windows10 without formatting my other drives except "Local disk:C" because I have a lot of files on them.
Can anyone give me a step by step guide for clean installing by formatting my current "C" drive only please...
I want to keep my files on other partitions safe...

A:Update a dual boot Windows 7 32bit to Windows 10 64bit

Be careful - clean installing Windows 10 will probably break the dual boot mechanism as it does not recognise Linux.

General advice is to start with a fresh drive, install Windows 10, then linux.

It can be done the other way, but no expert, especially as you already have Windows 7.

You should make a full image backup of your drives eg using Macrium Reflect Free which will backup Linux partitions as well.

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Wow... was this remarkable!

I was working for about 40 minutes writing an email, and hadn't done a "save draft" along the way which I probably should have done.

Unbeknownst to me (well, actually I did see the Windows Update icon appear in the System Tray, so I really did have a clue that the process was proceeding while I was working on that email) when Windows Update decided to just go ahead and re-boot to complete the installation of the updates it had applied it was just going to go ahead and re-boot!!! No matter that I was busy working in my email program... it's time to re-boot!!!

Well I'm surprised you didn't hear the screams coming from out here in LA when I realized the system was shutting down (i.e. restarting). And I got hysterical, trying to figure out how I was ever going to be able to re-think and re-type what now was about 45 minutes of email composition that I'd been foolish enough not to pre-save for self-protection.

Unbelievable. I was paralyzed with annoyance.

Anyway, after the re-boot the desktop appeared and all was normal.

Unbelievably depressed, I launched my email program (Forte's AGENT v6.0). What to my wondering eyes should appear... but all of the very same previously open tabs and in particular the composition window exactly as it was under construction, which had been open a few minutes earlier when Windows Update initiated the forced re-boot!

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A:Amazing! Windows Update re-boot saved my open windows!

Happened to me yesterday too, except it was more of a hinderance for me (when you've got about 15 windows trying to open at the same time during boot your PC does slow down quite a lot).

Oli

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Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone can help me out with this situation, I've scoured the internet for answers but with no luck so far.

On 3/3/12 I replaced some faulty memory in a laptop that I had not used for ages. Due to the fact that I had not used the laptop in a while there were many windows updates that needed installing (over 100). Due to the system restarting/rebooting to install these updates, many system restore points were created. Unfortunately, after installing one automatic update, I restarted but was then unable to boot back into Windows. Due to installing/uninstalling soooo many updates/software, a fully-functioning restore point that would have been available, was no longer available.

Since then I have tried running startup repair (numerous times with no success, startup repair recognises that there is any error but does not what it is), and also the 'repair your computer' option with a Windows Vista recovery disk, neither have repaired the problem. Unfortunately I am unable to login to Windows in any shape or form, safe mode won't boot either, so I am unable to remove this update!

With Windows XP I know it is possible to view installed updates and uninstall updates via the command prompt in the recovery environment, is this possible with Vista? I can't seem to find exactly where the update files are stored in the Windows directory (somewhere in C:\windows\softwaredistribution), and if yes, can you view the dates the updates ... Read more

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Hello~
Recently my laptop is so fail. It used to run very smoothly.

1) Long ago i updated my bluetooth adapter driver, and the caused malfunction. I downloaded the driver from Dell Support website (apparently there are 3 under 'Network', and i get a lucky shot) and the bluetooth is fucntioning once again. however i checked through the device manager and found '!' marks on Bluetooth Peripheral Device. something is not right...

2) Recent windows update (automatically) has failed to install over and over again, hence prompting to redownload the same update every time i turn on the laptop. Specifically, its is 'security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: January 8, 2013 (KB2742595)'.. There is another update coming (also tagged as Important) but come to fail as well. So currently there is 2 pending updates...

3) While im having these problem, the boot time has increases noticeably. Long black screen appears before the login page turn up. Some says this is related to device/driver error. im not sure myself.

4) Very recently i have my Avast Antivirus not working (turned off) and every time i ask it to turn on or resume, nothing happens. It remain not-functioning and so, i uninstall Avast and adopt AVG Antivirus. i think this is around when i was installing the bluetooth driver from Dell. it works though! but the '!' mark persist.

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A:Windows boot slowly + Windows update constantly failed

Welcome to TSF,

Sounds like your laptop may be infected. Follow this link to the Virus / Malware section of the forum
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

They will get your laptop running again.

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[This thread is now marked SOLVED due to an effective workaround being found that allows Windows 10 to be installed on a system with a G3258 CPU.]

This thread originally addressed the Windows 7 update KB3064209 causing Windows 7 to boot to a black screen, but it was later found that this same coding was unfortunately BUILT-IN to the final release of Windows 10, thus causing anyone with a G3258 CPU to not be able to install Windows 10.

Go to the new posts (they are listed oldest to newest here) at or near the end of this thread to see my post regarding a workaround to this problem.

Original post:

Hi all,

As the title says, Update KB3064209 (Intel microcode update) from a couple of days ago (16June2015) causes my system to fail to boot after it is installed. My Windows version is 7 Ultimate with SP1 and all updates (besides this problem one). The required prerequisites for this update are met.

This update is in the 'Optional' category but if you read the details of the update it seems to be very close to 'Critical'. (Improves the reliability of the processor and Windows may not function correctly without it, it says)

I indeed have an Intel processor, the Intel Pentium G3258 3.20GHz Haswell, sometimes called the 'Anniversary Edition' Pentium.

After I install the KB3064209 Update (I have tried installing through Windows Update and also manually downloading and installing the update) my system will not boot.

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A:Recent Windows Update KB3064209 causes Windows 7 to not boot

Same here. When the Windows logo should appear, the system reboots. Safe mode etc. are also not working anymore: reboot after loading CLASSPNP.SYS. System restore to a point in time before installing the latest Windows Updates is the only working fix for me. After getting the system to work again I installed the optional updates 1 by 1 resulting in isolating KB3064209 as the problem. I'm running Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64, fully patched. System runs a Intel I3-4010U @1.70 GHz in a Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXi3-4010.

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Every time I attempt to allow windows automatic updates to install software distribution 3.0, one of the updates in that distribution causes my windows to load in perpetuity(the black screen with the windows logo where the blue bar is loading). I have to do system restore every time to start my windows normally. Should I just disable automatic updates? However, I would need to know which ones to install manually.

A:Cannot boot windows, after a Windows software distribution 3.0 update

If you want to download Update files and run them manually without searching all over microsoft.com, you can install theMS Baseline Security Analyzer, which scans your system,tells you what's missing and offers downloads to run or save.It's also very informative generally:MS BSAnalyzer ver 2.1.1http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enBelarc Advisor is a useful tool, for a detailed profile of your computer;hardware, software, MS Hotfixes, product keys, software licences etc.It will also tell you which ones are missing.(Free) Belarc Advisor:http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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We couldn't install Windows 10
0xC1900101 - 0x40017
We've set you PC back to where it was right before you started installing Windows 10
The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during BOOT operation
What was tried: Connected straight to ethernet, Turned off wireless and Defender A/V, Removing the D/L files, D/L fresh from ISO file, launched install file, went through approx 50% and PC rebooted - nor stuck on black screen with swirling dots for OVER 4 hours with a brief HD access every couple of seconds.
Rebooted again -- still swirling dots on black screen. Tried again, same results.
Rebooted with F8 to get original Win 10 back.
Turned on "metered connection" option for WLAN to stop this update from happening. But now I cannot get and security updates for this machine.
Please suspend this D/L until fixed. Cannot afford to have no protection!

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Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/Configuration
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
Date:          1/16/2016 6:00:17 AM
Event ID:      411
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      DESKTOP-7C1QOQ8
Description:
Device IDE\CdRomHL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSB0________________LN01____\5&3682c44a&0&1.1.0 had a problem starting.

Driver Name: cdrom.inf
Class Guid: {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Service: cdrom
Lower Filters: 
Upper Filters: 
Problem: 0x13
Problem Status: 0xC0000034
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP" Guid="{9C205A39-1250-487D-ABD7-E831C6290539}" />
    <EventID>411</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-01-16T14:00:17.169630500Z" />
    <EventRecordID>647</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
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I can't install or uninstall any software.
Most of the installed software are not working.
The default windows apps are working and few of the installed games are working (Witcher 3 - don't know how) .
Tried to reinstall Visual C++ Redistro but not working as none of exe files are opening with side by side config issue.

A:Side by side configuration issue since Windows 10 Update on 09 Aug 2016

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I can't install or uninstall any software.
Most of the installed software are not working.
The default windows apps are working and few of the installed games are working (Witcher 3 - don't know how) .
Tried to reinstall Visual C++ Redistro but not working as none of exe files are opening with side by side config issue. can you perform a sfc scan?
And check that there aren't any pending OS updates and app updates
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Hi,

After installing Windows 10 (Build 10162, from 10130 (From Windows Updates)), I cannot boot into Windows 8.1 from the boot selector.

Upon rebooting from a restart/shutdown, the computer hangs on a black screen for about 30 seconds, before flashing the boot selector screen for about 1/2 a second, then booting directly to Win10 without the user's input.

I tried googling the issue, to no avail.

I think that there might be something wrong with the boot selector, but I might be wrong.

The drive containing the Windows 8.1 stuff (D (image attached) is still there, and everything within seems intact.

How do I bring it back to normal, where I could choose which OS to boot into upon starting the computer, prior to the 10162 update?

Thanks in advance,

A

A:Laptop won't boot into Windows 8.1 after Windows 10 Update

Try - right click on start flag - select run - type > msconfig

go to boot tab and you can set default OS and timeout

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I just finished D/L a windows update for windows 2000 (for my other computer) and was prompted to restart, so I did this. When it restarted it refused to boot after getting past the bios screen (screen is blank/black).

So I try booting from safe mode (pressing F8), I manage to get into the menu and I select "safe mode" i then press enter and it prompts me to choose operating system, the only O/S i have installed is win 2000 professional, but when I try and press enter, my keyboard does not respond (ie can't press enter, no response by pressing num lock etc).

It's not my keyboard at fault (i think) cause i can press f8 in the first place, but computer just freezes up when i try and press enter to activate safe mode.

I don't have a windows 2000 cd or bootup disk, what are my options?

I'm guessing the windows update stuffed up my system?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Windows 2000 won't boot after windows update

Sounds like your kernel program has been corrupted. You will need to replace NTOSKRNL (at any rate it will do no harm), and for more info in general about boot problems in Win2K, google for exactly this : 'ntoskrnl Win2K'.

Without a Win2K CD you might have a bit more trouble though, but youre not the only one with that problem to surmount!
 

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Windows 7 prof started installing updates before shutdown. When computer turned on again, it would not boot and the mouse was not to be found. Error message said could not repair the problem and showed option of system restore. Since there was no mouse working I had no cursor and could not choose system restore as a result. After two or three tries, I did control alt delete during startup and windows loaded normally. I think it finished configuring updates then acted normally. Afraid now to turn it off. Any ideas?
 

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Hello,

I restarted my windows 7 Compaq NX 7400 laptop yesterday after an automatic windows update and since that time I have been unable to reboot my laptop. I have tried all recovery/repair options on the windows installation disc but to date now have worked.

The message shown is "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause". I having exhausted all the repair options and now worked, I opted to to do another installation on the same partition;after all files were copied and the machine rebooted I ran into the same problem; only this time the error was "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: File: \windows\system32\winload.exe status: 0xc000000f"

I need some urgent help please.

A:Windows 7 fail to boot after windows update

I am unclear as to whether safe mode will boot right now.
Have you tried that?
It sounds like you have a corrupt windows file (possibly an indication of a failing hard drive) normally I would just start safe mode with command prompt and run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

I'm unclear if you are able to do that at the moment though.

I'm thinking I'll have to go with failing hard drive if this has happened twice in a row though.
Though I also notice there is no official windows 7 support from compaq/hp for your laptop either.
It could simply be a bunch of drivers failing.

Either way if you are unable to run a SFC a repair install is probably your best bet. It will reset the windows settings but should leave programs and files still functional.

Repair Install

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My computer will not load past the windows starting screen with the windows logo. I installed the most recent updates and then restarted my computer. When the computer came back on it wouldnt boot. The computer automatically sent me to systems repair which failed and then i tried systems restore which failed. I am at a loss of what to do I am definitely not a computer expert and could really use any help. I know that i didnt give very much information but i will try to answer any questions as best as possible
 

A:Windows 7 wont boot since windows update

When the computer boots up, it POSTs, then loads the windows logo (four colored square) then what happens? Have you tried booting in Safe Mode or Last Known Good Configuration?
 

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the main thing is each and every install  windows update just searches forever and nothing happens after diagnostic tool it says Datastore.edb is corrupted and cant be repaired and each time it download the corrupted Datastore.edb
can they at leats give a proper service pack 2 for windows 7  64 bit ultimate that is then uptodate with working windows update that works after a direct standalone install of sp1 i use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i reinstalled the system allready
 5 times each and every time the same problame that Datastore.edb is corrupted and windows update just gets stuck!
i how you can either releasse a service pack 2 so that windows update works again after a direct install of service pack 1
or a windows update that doesnt use data store cause its yepp Not working,
i use a amd 6 core with a amd hd 6700 readon and 8 gb ram
both asus motherboard and grafic
as it is now windows update is with windows 7 service pack 1= not useable !!!!
sincierly Christian Madjari

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I purchased a new notebook with Windows 7 in October. During the first weeks I uninstalled McAfee and replaced the harddrive. Since November Windows Update fails with error messages and defender does not start anymore. I made several virus scans (complete) with multiple antivirus programs but nothing showed up.Since it took my days to install various software, I do not want to re-install W7. I also have no good backup that I could restore. I am really surprised that there is not even a single entry regarding the error code in the Microsoft Knowledge base or elsewhere.I really would appreciate help. 

A:Windows Update does not work, Windows Standalone Update Installer stops with error 0xc8000247 (Windows 7 Home Premium on Acer Aspire 1810TZ notebook)

 
Got it !!!!
If You are using notebooks with with hard drive larger than 700 GB you probably should update Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
Here is solution :
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&cc=nl&lc=en&dlc=en&product
Download and install it.

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Windows 7 Update Boot Error

Maybe this should be under Windows update problems, however I'm not positive that it is an update problem. I have no clue why this is happening. I am running windows 7 64


My computer has been trying to do a system update for awhile. I would shut down the computer. Then upon boot up the computer would try to install the files. When windows would load, the load would fail and the computer would restart. Then the computer would remove the changes and reboot. Finally the computer would boot normally only to still need an update (obviously).

Today the computer is booting up getting to the windows loading screen only to cause the computer to "reboot". The problem is the computer will never reboot from here. Currently to access the computer I have to enter in through safe mode. There seems to be an error with the windows update software. I run Windows Update Trouble shoot and Error pop up that cannot be fixed.

Windows Update
Publisher details
Issues found
Repair Windows Update components
Repair Windows Update components
Repairing Windows Update components frequently resolves common Windows Update errors
Not fixed
Windows Update components must be repaired
Completed
Potential issues that were checked
Repair default Windows Update locations
Repair default Windows Update locations
Change Windows Update locations to Windows default settings
Issue not present
Issues found
Detection details
6
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A:Windows 7 Update Boot Error Can only Boot in Safe Mode now

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly.

It should offer to System Restore. If not and it won't start Win7, boot back in to manually System Restore to before the problem began, working backward.

Otherwise start working through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
reporting back results.

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I might be in big trouble here, but I'm hoping someone can help.

I turned off my computer, which triggered a bunch of updates. A few days later when I turn it on it doesn't boot (and/or asks for input that I can't see due to having turned off the boot GUI a while back).

So I have a blank screen right now that I can't get passed.

What I've tried

Double checking all the hardware (Ram, GPU etc).

Tried to hit F8 on startup to get to safe mode. Since I can't see, i've made an educated guess on which opton is Last Known Configuration and tried that a bunch to no avail.

Tried to hit F2 to get to the Bios.

Tried to start it up with a Windows 7 Recovery Disk...again I don't know if this was successful as I can't see anything.



I know I'm stupid to have turned off the GUI, and wishing I could go back in time to fix it.

Help?

A:Boot Issue after Windows Update (Boot GUI turned off)

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I've never had the guts to try that
Possibly just wait a while on the black screen and enter the password and the enter key will work :?
GUI Boot - Enable or Disable in Windows

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After doing the test updates and an nvidia update, my Dell xps m1210 would not boot up. When I pressed the power button, the media direct light and the other lights came on but screen stayed dark. I had to power it off multiple times before it booted normally. Yikes!

A:Windows would not boot after windows update

  
Quote: Originally Posted by melzbelz


After doing the test updates and an nvidia update, my Dell xps m1210 would not boot up. When I pressed the power button, the media direct light and the other lights came on but screen stayed dark. I had to power it off multiple times before it booted normally. Yikes!


Weird, I'll be on the lookout for the issue. Fellow m1210 owner here. These models are real finicky especially the GPU.

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As the title says.

I have around 44 Windows updates I need to install but after I've done that my computer won't launch to the desktop. My screen is all black and my keyboard and monitor are repeatedly turning off and on (blinking). To solve this I have to run the Windows restore thing and my computer works just fine, but no updates are installed.

I have no idea what can cause this to happen. I also do own a legit copy of Windows 8. The reason I want to install these updates is because I want to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and I can't do it without updating my system first.

Any ideas what can cause this error?

Here is a list of all the updates:

A:Computer won't start after Windows Update (Windows 8)

Try installing just one or two updates at a time and see how they go. Sometimes Windows doesn't like installing loads of updates at the same time and baulks.
At least you'll find out which one is causing the problems and you can then choose whether to install it or not.

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Hi all,

Last night (Sat 17/6 Australian) when I shut down my computer for the night I chose "install updates and shut down", since there was one waiting. The update had been waiting for maybe 3-4 days since download as I was just putting my computer to sleep (working on a project - saved to USB!).

It was just one update, but it seemed to take an abnormally long time to install, maybe half an hour.

This evening when I pressed the button to start up my computer it came up with a screen that said that Windows couldn't start and that a corrupted or incomplete file may be the cause. It gave two options - to start Windows normally or to use Startup Repair.

I tried starting Windows normally but it just came back to that page. I tried using System Repair but all that happens is it says "Windows is loading files" and then after a minute or so the screen is black with a white mouse arrow (I can move the mouse arrow around). Nothing else happens.

The computer is a Toshiba laptop only seven months old (if that), and it came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium (I think it may have been 64 bit but I'm not certain). It did not come with a Windows boot disk. I have not had any problems with the computer except for a virus accidentally downloaded four months ago, and removed with no problems by System Restore. Lately the computer has been locking up frequently in Internet Explorer (just freezing and then unfreezing).

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A:windows won't boot after update?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I take it reading from your post you didn't create a set of recovery discs?

As your computer is less than a year old it should be under warranty and as such you could contact Toshiba for a recovery disc. Tell them that your computer won't boot and you didn't create a recovery disc(s).

You can create a system repair disc, which should get you into the Recovery Environment to repair your Windows installation: System Repair Disc - Create

Alternatively you can download a repair disk from Neosmart.

As a workaround, remove your laptop battery, plug in the mains cord, and then try restarting your computer. It worked for my wife's HP laptop.

And once you get your system up and running make sure your first task is to create a Toshiba recovery disc(s).

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Shut my computer down the night of the update and turned it on the next day and my computer wouldn't boot Windows from my ssd I've been searching for answers but haven't landed on anything yet. When I put the win7 disc in to try to restore from image it fails, and when I run startup repair it says the root cause is that the partition table does not have a valid system partition. When I try the system restore option it says I have to specify which Windows installation to restore but have nowhere to select that. I've heard done talk of getting my hands on a Windows 8disc and repair it with that but don't have the disc (yet...not sure if anyone else thinks this will work?) and also some command prompt suggestions, but I don't know a heck of a lot about that. I also have a hdd with most of my documents that I don't want to lose if possible.

What are my options? Anyone know how I can fix this? Need more info?

Many thanks for any help

A:12/9/14 windows update>pc won't boot from ssd

1. Does the SSD show in the BIOS/uEFI?
2. What error message do you get when you try to boot from the SSD?

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Well, my Windows won't boot after I installed the SP2 update. I've tried safe modus, and last boot that works and the other options aswell but it seems to get stuck at the Windows XP logo with that moving bar under it. The CPU doesn't do anything (I can see that by the red lamp thingy). I have Windows xp professional installed by the way.
I really don't know what to do so please help, there must be a working solution because alot of people have had this problem and yes I've searched Google for it first.
Thanks, Jens.
 

A:Windows won't boot after SP2 update

Please help.
 

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At least, that's what I think. When I start the pc, windows will boot to the splash screen, hang hang for a minute and then reboot. Just before it does, I can hear the hdd spinning down.

Safe mode won't work, system restore won't work, loading last know configuration and system restore won't work.

Any suggestions?

I think this happend after a windows update. After I tried "repair you computer" I got a number of errors, the first 2 are 6.1.7600.16385. This is a windows update I think

A:Windows won't boot after update

Did you try repair options from booted external media - e.g. cd/dvd?

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I went to the microsoft update webpage and selected "download and install new updates" and left the house. I returned 1 hr later and the computer will not boot. It says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key".
Any ideas,

Thank you,
 

A:Windows Update/XP will not boot

Disregard. On about the 20th try, XP started normally.
Thanks
 

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I have an NT box (Workstation 4.0), Dell Poweredge 2200, dual processor, 233Mhz, 128 Mb RAM.

After all of the information about security updates I decided to see if I needed any updates. I went to the windowsupdate.microsoft.com website and ran what they said I needed and now I can't boot up.

I get through to the login screen but after I enter my login & pw I get the following on a blue screen:

*** STOP: 0x0000001E (0x0000005, 0x8010B670, 0x00000001, 0x00000004) KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED *** Address 8010b670 has base at 80100000 - ntoskrnl.exe

Then there is a long list in two columns of .dll's and then;

Address dword dump Build[1381]
{followed by 13 lines ending with ntoskrnl.exe}

Then there is a message about a Physical Memory dump.

I have run a Dell diagonstic disk that I have and it comes back clean. Any ideas or suggestions?
 

A:NT won't boot after windows update

I even resorted to trying to 1) repair the NT installation (no effect) and 2) re-installed NT. I know it was success because when trying to start, it goes past the blue screen showing the service pack number and it has reverted back to service pack 1. It continues to the login screen but when I attempt to login, I again get the memory dump. Could it be corrupted memory?

Any thoughts on this?
 

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Hey,

I've been searching around the web for some hours now, but I haven't found anyone with a problem similar to mine.

I have a Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T. It came with Windows 8. Around a year ago I updated it to Windows 10 and it was working flawlessly.

However, a month or so ago, a Windows 10 update rolled out. As usual, I performed the update. To my surprise, when Windows asked to reboot, it got stuck at Samsung logo! I tried booting from the original recovery disk but I got a message that it was unable to fix the problem.

I got so disappointed with Microsoft that I decided to switch to Ubuntu. Unfortunately, it does not have all the drivers for my tablet PC, so today I decided to reinstall Windows 10.

So I formatted my PC and installed a fresh copy of Windows 8. I used MediaCreationTool to perform the update selecting "Upgrade this PC now" and "Erase everything". However, when it rebooted, it had the same problem as before: it got stuck in Samsung logo.

Using the boot repair of my original Windows 8 disk only shows the message that it was unable to fix the problem.

Can somebody please help me out fixing this issue? I'm really desperate because Windows 8 is BS!

I can provide more information if you need it.
Thanks

A:Windows 10 won't boot after update

Did you use the Samsung Update utility to upgrade?

Here's a video from Samsung about upgrading.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00046882/

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First I will search what I can, but I am relegated to my phone for now. Shirt version of a long story...just did a clean install of vista on my computer, updates were just past service pack 2. While I was at work my computer updated and when I got home the pop-up to restart my computer was up. I repooted and now it will go through loading the BIOS then hangs at a blank screen with a blinking underscore.

I tried all I could think of...windows install disc does not see a windows installation. Not sure if I tried f-8 or not. But windows startup repair did not work and I did a fresh install on another hard drive and it cannot access the original hard drive. It shows up in storage management but is not able to read it...

This is the second computer to do this to me in 2 weeks...first one did this and I was not able to to boot it because it lost the raid drivers after it spontaneously started when I went to move it the other day. Spontaneously as in no where near the power button...it started and just boot cycled.

I really hope you a can help as my internet sucks it took me a week and a half to get everything downloaded and installed. I really hope it is not going to be 3 weeks to have a computer...

A:Will not boot after windows update.

hello,
try the f8 safe mode route..if you can enter safe mode. go to update history and uninstall the last updates, or use system restore as vista creates a restore point before installing any updates... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449 heres a link on system restore with command prompt...

good luck

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I have spent the last 8 hours trying to get my computer to start up. I this morning tried to update my computer with SP1 and now my computer will not get me to my desktop. Here is the problem:

When I start up my computer Window's logo shows then:

at the bottom of the screen it says Windows is Loading Files and a bar at the bottom of the screen appears

Then it goes straight to Startup Repair it runs then it comes with a message Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically

When I click view problem details the following info is displayed:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Proglem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Proglem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Proglem Signature 03: Unknown
Proglem Signature 04: 21200912
Proglem Signature 05: Autofailover
Proglem Signature 06: 41
Proglem Signature 07: CorruptFile

OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

From the System Recovery Options I try to do System Restore but I can only get 1 restore point which is the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and when I check the box show more restore points no more restore points appear. When I do system restore with this only restore point I get the following: System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. An unspecified error occured during System Restore. (0x8007000e)

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A:Please Help: Windows 7 Will Not Boot due to SP1 Update

Additionally, when I type Notepad on Command Prompt, and I click File -- Open from Notepad I can navigate to my Program Files and they are all there, so I know my files are not disrupted but I just cannot start my windows properly.

Also when I start command prompt it starts in X drive?

I so much regret doing a Window's update.

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HIHO,

i´m totaly confused, after i boot my PC, windows 8 does systemupdates and after this update, windows 8 won´t boot anymore.

i tried withe the Win8 USb stick to repair the boot process, but no success.
aftes i start with the USB stick the Dos command line, i was really confused about waht i see, my C:\ Drive is now K:\ Drive.

Whats going on ??
i need help, how can i fix this, without installing Win8 new.

i have some really important Files on the C:\ Drive (now K)

how can i change/fix this,
is this problem known ??

thank you

A:Windows 8 wont boot after Update

See here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-8-recovery-environment-command-prompt/ how to enter Recovery Environment.
When you get there try first two options:
 
Startup Repair
or/and
System Restore
 

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Hi i've recently updated my pc & since then i turn it on
the fan starts, then i get the black page which i'll quote what it says:







Phoenix award workstationBIOS v6.00PG, An energy star ally
Copyright (c) 1984-2006, Phoenix Technologies, LTD

Geforce6100SM-M V1.0B 10/16/2006

Main Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 3600+

Press DEL to enter setup,F11 to enter Boot menu
10/16/2006-NF-MCP61-6A61KE11C-00



I've tried pressing DEL, F11, F12, F8 but to no avail
i've tried resetting the cmos but same as above,
also tried vista recovery CD but nothing and wont boot,
it just stays on the same screen, with the red light constant on the front of my pc?
i've tried explaining the best i can anyone have any ideas?

Windows Vista Ultimate 64

A:Help Pc Won't Boot After Windows Update

Stev

Put a vista dvd in the tray and press setup. at some point it will give you an option to repair, restore or boot normally

Do you have a backup you can restore from?

Ken

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Hi everyone
I have a windows 7 PC (full spec below)
After running windows update the PC will not boot.
It just sits on the loading screen doing nothing.
I can boot in safe mode though.
Running a system restore to before the update does nothing.
Repair my computer also does nothing.

I have reinstalled windows twice now and every time I run windows update the same thing happens.
I dont want to have to disable windows update and going through the updates one by one could take forever. Especially since I'll have to reinstall windows when I find the killer update.
I have installed all the driver updates, the .net updates and the security updates but theres still 19 left.
If I dont run the update the PC keeps running fine and will reboot ok.
Any idea how to repair the error wthout having to reinstall.

PC spec
Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P motherboard
AM3 x3 CPU
4GB OCZ RAM
1TB WD HDD
Windows 7 home premium 64bit

A:Will not boot after windows update.

Try uninstalling the problem update in safe mode.

Safe Mode
Windows Update - Uninstall an Update

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Hi everybody,
 
I currently have a problem on my main machine,
Here are the global specs :
 
Intel - i7 3770K
Corsair - H100i
MSI - Mpower Z77
EVGA - GTX 770
Corsair - 4x4GB LP
NZXT - Hale90 750W
Samsung - 840 128GB
Microsoft - Windows 7
 
My gf turned my computer off and it applied updates before shutting down.
When she tried to boot again it wouldn't boot and would hang on start up.
 
When I came back from work I tried to boot again, still hanging.
Tried in Safe Mode and it would hang at ClassPNP..
Tried to start with Command Prompt, same problem..
I then proceeded to restore my PC but it would not work with error 0x80070057..
I applied the fix suggested by MS on their website and modified the registry to allow BufferedSynchronouslo etc.
Did not work..
 
When I use startup repair it gives me the following error :
Startuprepairoffline, Autofailover, Bad driver, etc.
 
The only solution that seems to work and that I am currently applying is a complete system image recovery..
Any body else got this problem today ? Let's say the recovery works I'd still like to understand the problem.
 
Could it be that the update rendered my SSD or any other part uncompatible with my actual system ?
Any help or answers would be greatly appreciated guys !
 
PS : I tried using sfc /scannow but whether I run it offdir or not it always say a reparation is pending and I'll have to start it after a reboot..
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A:Can't boot after Windows Update

Hello!
 
The hard drive may be effected negatively by an improper shut down. This is because the read and write heads will have been in the middle of a process, meaning that they will be rotating at high speeds when your computer shut down. In a normal shut down, these heads will slow to a stop, but in an improper shut down they will stop abruptly, and your heads or hard drive itself can be damaged or corrupted.
 
PS I guess this would't affect SSD??

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My computer is a frankenstein, its got a bunch of different parts in it. My computer will not load windows. Every time I turn it on it automatically goes into system recovery. System recovery says it cannot find any problems (after it has already restarted itself 10 times). The first time this happened I did a system restore to an earlier point and it worked just fine. Two days later while I was at work windows did an automatic update, and the problem happened again. Unfortunately, this time the only restore point was the one the system created before it did the most recent update. So now I can't restore the system, the recovery tool isn't working. I've tried opening the bios and changing the boot order to boot by cd first and used the install disk, the same thing happens. I'm almost ready to buy a brand new hard drive and start from scratch. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Windows 7 will not boot after update.

If reinstalling Windows hasn't resolved the issue, then a new hard drive won't help either. There's some other hardware problem at play.
 

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Installed large amount of windows updates yesterday
Restarted computer and windows hangs at the blue background of the login screen (mouse visible and responsive but everything at low resolution)

Pop in windows repair disk, hangs at same place
F8 doesn't work
I try Sony recovery disk which allows me to access the f8 options
Safe mode does not work, just gives black screen
I try sony recovery center and that hangs with a blank teal screen and responsive mouse

Acronis home 2010 boot disk works and I am now backing up my files. ( unfortunately don't have a recent system image, stupid me)

Any way I can fix windows or access windows system restore?

Thanks

A:windows 7 won't boot after update

Hello and welcome rage. Mat if you have access to another machine make a bootable Ubuntu disk and set the BIOS to the optical and boot the Ubuntu OS use the TRY version not the install.

Once in Ubuntu you will have access to any drive in the machine and can save to an external your data.
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If the problem persists do a clean install of Windows using this Clean Install Windows 7 just use the activation code for the sticker on the machine. B e careful though which version you choose from th list it must be the same as there was on there before and avoid any that have an "N" against them - no WMP.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 570 that came preloaded with Windows 7 64bit. It has worked flawlessly until yesterday morning. Windows installed an update that I was not aware of, and when I restarted the computer, it hangs at the "Starting Windows" without the Windows logo coming up.

So I shut down the computer, and when I tried to restart, Windows says that a change in software or hardware could have caused a problem and it wants me to choose to "Repair Your Computer (Recommended)" or start Windows normally. If I start Windows normally, it will freeze on the Starting Windows page. If I try to repair, Windows will begin to load the files, but then freeze on the page that says loading files and will not make it to the system recovery options. Then, I attempted to load Windows from the disk, and it will get to the Starting Windows page and freeze. I tried loading Windows 7 in safe mode, but it stops at the "classpnp.sys" driver.

There are no disks in the CD-ROM or DVD players. There are no USB connections other than the mouse and keyboard, both basic, wired Dell mouse and keyboard.

I know that the problem came from the Windows Update that was loaded, but I do not know what the update was, only that it was the most recent update and I cannot figure out how to roll back or remove that update.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

A:Windows 7 will boot after update

Can you boot into safe mode?? If so do a system restore to a point before the update was installed...

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I've been running Home Premium x64 on a RAID1 setup for a while now with no issues until today.

I got home from work and noticed that there were updates ready. One of those updates was a new driver for a Promise RAID controller and I stupidly selected it. The security update and the driver update both started installing and I went down to the kitchen for dinner.

When I came back to my PC after dinner, I was faced with a BSOD and have been fighting with the PC ever sinc

I know that the updated driver RAID caused the BSOD so I decided to boot up in Safe Mode and run System Restore. Nope! BSOD when trying to boot into Safe Mode too! OK, let's try Last Known Good Configuration (or whatever the Windows 7 equivalent is. I can't remember if that's what the option is called or not.) Nope! I get a little further into to the load, but it still results in a BSOD.

OK, let's go into the BIOS and undo the RAID so I just have to identical SATA HDDs and boot into one of them. No good. BSOD.

Put the drives back into RAID1 configuration and try booting from my disc and do a repair. Startup Repair tells me that there's an error in my boot record and it wants to fix it. OK... nope... can't write the new info to the MBR when it's on optical media. OK... create a bootable thumb drive that is basically an image of my DVD.

Launch repair, reboot, launch repair, reboot. repeat ad infinitum.

Launch repair and open a command prompt. Run "bcdedit" and this is what I get:


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A:Won't Boot after Windows Update

1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click onSystem Restore.
7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.
8. Click Finish to restore the system.

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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and clickNext.
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.
7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.
8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair
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I am trying to help my wife who is traveling for work and has encountered a problem. She was prompted by the live update feature to download and install updates this morning, [may have been microsoft, norton (she is running Norton InternetSecurity 2007) or both] she allowed the updates and her computer worked fine all day. She shut it down and went back to her hotel and started it up and got the error message "sorry for an inconvienience but windows could not start, blah, blah, blah and then the options to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, last know good configuration, and an eralier restore point, then counts down to an automatic re-start. We have tried both the last known good configuration and an earlier restore point and even let it automatically re-start without any luck.

She has a lot of work to do this evening so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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My laptop has two SSD drives that run in RAID 0 configuration (so it's hardware RAID, not software RAID, but specifically RAID 0, where data are stored across two drives, not mirrored).

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and ran into some difficulties when I turned on Bitlocker. I was able to get my computer back to functioning, and Bitlocker says that my drive is now fully encrypted, but I have an error message from
Intel, which is how we discovered that my drive is really two drives with RAID 0. I'm wondering if anyone knows much about this. Specifically:

Does Bitlocker in Windows 8.1 Pro support RAID 0 -- should I trust that it's actually fully encrypting my data and won't cause problems going forward, e.g., if I de-encrypt and re-encrypt to change the Bitlocker settings or upgrade my OS?

and

Would upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, which I haven't done yet but plan to do eventually, result in Bitlocker working better with my RAID 0 configuration (e.g., is RAID 0 newly supported in Windows 10 Pro?)?

I haven't been able to find information about Bitlocker and RAID 0 that is current enough to answer my questions.

Thanks,
Sarah

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I just put together a new computer:

PCCHIPS M863AG Motherboard
AthlonXP 2800+
512MB PC2700 RAM (I'm sure this works - although it may still be incompatible with the system)
300W PSU
Samsung 80GB HDD
Sony DVD/CDRW Burner
LiteOn Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Integrated Graphics

After fiddling around with the motherboard and finding out that the motherboard shipped with the clear CMOS jumper in the 'ON' position (Wouldn't boot . . . what fun that was), I finally managed to get it to boot. Lo and behold, when I attempted to install Windows XP, two things happened:

With my SP1 Integrated install disc, the installation got as far as the initial blue screen where it loads up device drivers. Then it displayed an error "ntkrnlmp.exe cannot be found" or something of the sort. I rebooted, and then tried holding down F7 at this point. The computer then restarted, abruptly, for no apparent reason.

When I tried my SP2 disc, it simply restarted right after the 'Windows is inspecting your hardware' message before the installer even starts. It just kept going around in a loop. I tried various configurations of ACPI/power management in the BIOS. I tried using the 'optimized defaults' toggle. Nothing helps. The windows install simply refuses to work. Any ideas?

(By the way, hello everyone, I'm a new user)

A:[resolved] Computer reboots at "Detecting your hardware configuration" - Windows XP Install

Try running this program from a bootable floppy or cd. For best results, run over night.
http://www.memtest86.com/

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I had 4 or 5 new security updates today. I think the first 2 were Internet explorer and the other 3 were for Windows. Adter install completed I had to reboot and did so.

I get the windows splash screen the the screen flickers and it boots again. I cannot get past the splash screen. I'm really puzzled because I can't boot from the CD either.

I scanned through about 3 pages of the latest threads to see if others were having this problem and couldn't find any relevant threads. My hardware setup is a little different from most I suppose . . .

2 hard drives - 1 for XP and 1 for Linux (FC 64bit)

My Boot loader (Grub) is on drive 2 (the Linux drive)

Since I'm getting the windows splash screen, I ASSUME my mbr of drive 1 (XP) must be OK . . . uh right? Why won't it boot from the CD?

It's possible that I have some hardware failure that just happened to coincide with the update . . . but that's rare enough that I suspect something else . . . Hmmm anyone have a similar experience today/yesterday with the latest updates?

Dave

A:[resolved]Windows won't boot after update . . .

You wouldn't happen to remember which update it was would you?

Either way, have you tried booting into safe mode? If you can boot into safe mode just uninstall the update, or you can run system restore to remove it.

Even easier, try going to the advanced boot options and chose "Last known good" configuration.

Eric

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Hi, I'm new to the forums.

So, a few weeks after restoring to factory settings, my lenovo ideapad p400 gave me the infamous "failure to configure updates, reverting changes" error (one of the reasons for the restoration) this morning.

Last time windows did that to me it took 2 hours for it to leave that screen and finally boot. So I just left the computer on and took off for work.

When I came back home for lunch, the computer was still on that screen. Which means it had been there for the last 4 hours. I tried safe mode, but apparently Windows 8 doesn't let you easily access safe mode anymore.

I tried BIOS, which only gives me two booting options called Legacy Support and UEFI. UEFI still doesn't boot but opens the "failure to configure updates, reverting changes" screen.

I am again at work, left the laptop on at home with the "reverting changes, do not turn off your computer" screen.

Any help would be appreciated.

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so what now? can't get past BSOD. Won't boot even in safe mode, and won't boot in Last known good configuration. Windows XP Professional. I liked it better back in the win98SE days when you could boot up with a floppy and fix anything. Could someone please advise what I could do to get winxp pro back up and running?
 

A:puter won't boot after windows update

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