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Solved: "Windows - No Disk" message on start up

Q: Solved: "Windows - No Disk" message on start up

This message comes up on starting Windows XP and has to be clicked on 8 times to go away.

Using HijackThis 1.99 I did a scan and received this report:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:42:27 AM, on 3/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\RegistryRepairPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 3.5\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender8\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Brad\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = G:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery\Blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer Provided by Cox High Speed Internet
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdwareDelete] C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe /h
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IncrediMail] C:\Program Files\IncrediMail\bin\IncMail.exe /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows Registry Repair Pro] C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\RegistryRepairPro.exe 4
O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: eFax DllCmd 3.5.lnk = C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 3.5\J2GDllCmd.exe
O4 - Global Startup: eFax Tray Menu 3.5.lnk = C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 3.5\J2GTray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm (file missing)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {62789780-B744-11D0-986B-00609731A21D} (Autodesk MapGuide ActiveX Control) -
O23 - Service: BitDefender Scan Server (bdss) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: BitDefender Virus Shield (VSSERV) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender8\vsserv.exe
O23 - Service: WLTRYSVC - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
O23 - Service: BitDefender Communicator (XCOMM) - Softwin - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe

Which lines should I fix (delete) with HijackThis?

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I've been having this problem for a few days now. Every time I start up I get this error message Windows - no disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9. Also when I open up task manager the window looks funny i.e. all the tabs disappear and I cannot close it. This thing seems to be slowing down my system.

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First of all, i just want to let everyone know that i am not very good with computers so, please bare with me.

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If that were all, it wouldn't have been a great deal. But whichever button I press in the error message, it just pops up again. And again, and again, and again... This is seriously bad for one's nerves. Of course, I tried to click very rapidly, and eventually it does stop, if you're lucky enough not to click once too many. Because chances are you click on the save or load dialog, then the message pops up, and you can start all over again! I tell you, it's only a matter of time before I have a mental breakdown.

I was actually uncertain as of in which forum to post, as I suspect this could be a Windows problem as well. You see, whenever I stick a USB stick into my computer, the drive letter assigned to it isn't the next one unused. Instead, it skips one. So perhaps my computer thinks there's one more drive - one without a disk in it - while there really isn't. That's just an idea though.

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Please open an elevated command prompt.
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After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

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The cbs.log file will be posted on the Desktop as the current user, named sfcdetails.txt. Please attach this file in your next post.

Note: You can also copy/paste the commands to make it easier.

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Quote: Originally Posted by LaurenTrumpe

Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

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B- Elevated Command Prompt:

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:53:26 AM, on 3/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
H:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
H:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
H:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
H:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
H:\Program Files\ 2.0\program\soffice.exe
H:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
H:\Program Files\ 2.0\program\soffice.BIN
H:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
H:\Documents and Settings\Charles Eldredge\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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has anyone ever received this message??

"windows no disk"

how did you fix it??

A:"windows no disk" error message.

Hard drive error.,more than likely. Go to hdds makers website,
download the diagnostic utility and run it.

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I can not open my photoshop program in Windows XP professional, it says No Disk and the exact error message is Parameters 75b6bfc 4 75b6b7c 75b6b7c ? Anyone know how to fix this ? Thank you

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

Hi do you have any p2p software on the machine,what av do you have

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Clearing recent files list from QuickTime
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A:"Windows - no disk" message at startup

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I can not open my photoshop prom in Windows XP professional, it says No Disk and the exact error message is Parameters 75b6bfc 4 75b6b7c 75b6b7c ? Anyone know how to fix this ? Thank you

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

No need to Post twice, we heard you.
In Photoshop go to File\Preferences\Memory & Image Cache, and set the value of used by Photoshop to 50%. Restart Photoshop. Or if you have another drive, set the Scratch Disk to be on another drive.

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I have run "hijackthis" and posted the log for review.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:11:43 AM, on 3/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
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A:"Windows - No Disk" error message

has to do with hp media zone

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A:"Windows- No Disk" error message???

hi and welcome maybe this will be useful a lot of options

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:37:00 PM, on 2/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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A:Windows Startup "No Disk" Message

I don't see the "usual suspects" there, but I would suspect IPOD or Itunes, or perhaps "disk keeper"

Anyway, try doing a "clean boot" to see if it happens:

Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup group" on the general page.

See this link for detailed information:;EN-US;310353

Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in “selective” startup mode – you should note what these are before beginning. They will need to be de-selected again.

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I'm having problems with starting my pc.

Every time I try to boot it I keep getting the error "wuauctl.exe - No disk" that states:
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And when I try to close the error message the computer reboots itself.

Any ideas?

A:"No Disk" Message on Windows XP [can't boot]

Does Windows start at all? Or is the message during the startup process and you can't get any further?

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At startup continually suffer from Windows-No Disk window. Takes 3 cancels to get past. How can I fix this? Read other posts on this and it looked like this may be helpful to see:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:36:42 PM, on 1/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
F:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
F:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet k series\Bin\hpoorn07.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
F:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:"Windows - No disk" message at startup

This doesn't look copacetic since no file is listed, I'd check and "fix" it:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Subst] subst C: F:\

Other than that the scanlog is ok.

When did this problem begin? If recent, you might just want to try a System Restore.

The problem is occasionally due to the system trying to access some removable media which has no disk in the drive, such as a zip drive.

It can also be due to drive letters being assigned to drives that no longer exist. What exactly is on your "c:" drive?;en-us;330137

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I have been getting a really annoying error lately every time I reboot.

The error message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" appears a few minutes after start-up.

I click "To see what data this error report contains, click here." and it shows this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.3156 ModName: ws2_32.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 0000664d

I have run Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware Professional and Trend Micro OfficeScan but i still get the problem whenever I restart my computer.

Although my windows seems to be working properly after I click "don't send report" (due to restore settings?), the error message annoys me every time i restart my computer.

What shall I do to repair the problem? Please let me know if you need my HJT log. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon!


A:Start-up error message: "windows has encountered a problem & needs to close"

The next time the error dialog opens, use [Details] to get the exact Error Code and description.

Now see: Windows System Error Codes

You should bookmark the above site AND Microsoft Stop (BSoD) Codes

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I recently received an old laptop that was factory restored from a relative, and started using to play games. Recently, however, I began to receive the message "windows explorer is not working" on startup, and about half the times it would go away and I would be able to use the computer (if i hit cancel a lot of times), and half the times it would just cause the interface to disappear, leaving only the background, and I would have to restart. The error would not pop up when I clicked on a folder, which is different from the problem that others have, and seems to only appear upon startup and when trying to access Event Viewer (however I managed to open it up through "event logs").
So far, I have tried:
-System Restore (dates don't reach far back enough, oddly)
-Uninstalling programs that may cause this (7-zip, etc.)
-Running a anti-virus scan (Malwarebytes Pro)
-Startup Repair
-Sfc /scannow (in both normal and safe modes)
-Memory Diagnostic Tool (RAM scanner)
-Updating Drivers
-Updating Windows
And I think that's it so far. Here is the error I found in the Event Viewer:
Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: MSVCR100.dll, version: 10.0.30319.460, time stamp: 0x4db1316a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000003c135
Faulting process id: 0x66c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf5c25e937e442
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Faulting mo... Read more

A:"Windows Explorer Not Working" message on Start-up,causes blank screen

Maybe the best thing to do is to restore it to it's factory new state again and start over.

You can usually do that from the Start Menu or by pressing a Fn key during boot.

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I am running XP, on a presario notebook. I am the administrator. I have 26% of my available disk space available. When I attempt to start or analyze a defrag, an error pops up saying: Disk defragmenter could not start. I have tried to get into safe mode, but the computer hangs and will not let me in. I have reinstalled the defrag but it did not help, I have reset the page limits, it did not help.
Spybot says I am fine, My norton anti-virus freezes during the scan. I have researched this for about 8 hours now and have tried many other things to no avail. Any one out there please give me some advice.
Oh ya here is my hijack this stuff:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:44:20 PM, on 1/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program... Read more

A:[SOLVED] "Disk defragmenter could not start" error

here is my unistall list from Hijack This:
50 FREE MP3s +1 Free Audiobook!
7-Zip 4.57
Adobe AIR
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Reader 9
Ares 2.0.9
Athlon 64 Processor Driver
ATI Control Panel
ATI Display Driver
Codec 8.3b
Conexant AC-Link Audio
DivX Codec
DivX Converter
DivX Player
DivX Web Player
Easy Video Splitter 1.28
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB914440)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
HP Deskjet 5900 series
HP DVD Play 2.0
HP Help and Support
HP Imaging Device Functions 6.0
HP Photosmart Premier Software 6.0
HP Software Update
HP Solution Center & Imaging Support Tools 5.0
HP User Guides 0025
HP User Guides--System Recovery
HP Wireless Assistant 2.00 C1
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
Java(TM) 6 Update 2
Java(TM) 6 Update 4
LiveUpdate 3.0 (Symantec Corporation)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366)
Microsoft ActiveSync
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft Kernel-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.7
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Works
Mozilla Firefox (3.0.5)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB9544... Read more

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whenever i try to defrag my pc it gives me that error. Ive tried to defrag in safe mode as well with no results. please help..

A:[SOLVED] error, "Disk Defragmenter Could Not Start"

bump, please help

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Hey guys!

My computers only 2 weeks old and I'm already running into problems! I didn't get it for the first week but now about 4/5 of the time I start my computer up in the morning I get this problem:

So then I enter in my Windows Vista recovery DVD-ROM to boot from disk and repair:

It's a really annoying problem and I just would like to get it fixed. My computer is an Ibuypower computer if that matters. Completely custom.

A:"Windows failed to start" problem, forced to boot from disk

Hi, yes it looks like you corrupted your BCD store there is bcdedit.exe that can be run from a command prompt to fix Vista's boot loader, however there is a much better way, use this program to fix your boot problem (read the info this is a powerful program) :-

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Hi all. Earlier today I was playing around with Windows 8 Developer Preview inside of Virtualbox. I tried to install the VB guest additions (which allows copy-paste between guest and host, as well as other things) and was told to restart the computer. So I restarted the VM and got the new version of the BSOD saying something or other that I cant remember now. After trying to fix it with the recovery tool that came with the Win8 installer, I just chose to reset it because I hadn't really done anything. So I reset it, whoopdie-doo, and kept messing around with it. After a while I got bored of the ugly Metro UI and went back to Windows 7 ( I just closed the VM).

Now that I've bored you enough with background info, here's my problem. I reboot my laptop and I can't boot... "Windows has failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix this problem: <instructions in how to use the recovery disc to repair the computer>. If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data."

So, I whip out my handy-dandy thumb drive that can boot into live Kubuntu, Fedora, GParted, and the Windows 7 x64 recovery disk. I've used the recovery disk before to fix my MBR a while back and it worked perfectly. So I assumed it would do its thing now.... right? Wrong. It searches for Windows inst... Read more

A:"Windows failed to start..." Recovery disk is unable to recover Win.

Nevermind! I fixed it!

The recovery disk I had on my thumb drive just didn't want to put as much effort into it as recovery disk I burned to a CD a while ago (I downloaded the ISO for the recovery CD from NeoSmart while they still hosted them for free, but I downloaded the ISO on my USB from some other website I can't remember). While doing some housecleaning (it's pretty sad to see me do such a thing- I'm either really stressed or really happy whenever I house clean) I found an old Windows 7 x64 recovery CD that I had downloaded from before they stopped hosting it in favor of some paid service. I decided to give it a go, and it worked! In the third paragraph of my original post, I said that the Recovery Disk on my thumb drive told me "Failed to Save Startup Options", but with the Recovery Disk I burned to the CD, it told me to reboot my PC and (after waiting about 10 minutes for the System Restore to check and double check itself, and then reboot again) I'm back in Windows 7!

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Every time I try to run disk defragmenter, it fails and generates an error "Disk Defragmenter could not start".

I haven't used it for a while, so I have no idea what could have caused the problem. I can't find anything related to it on or in this forum. System Restore does not fix the problem.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] "Disk Defragmenter could not start"

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Windows is lying through its teeth.

Is there a service I need to start ?

There is a very brief pop-up with the title bar "Querying Shrink Space", which then launches
The error pop-up with the title bar "VIRTUAL DISK MANAGER" and the message
"The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it"

Is the source of the problem :-
an error in the object "Querying Shrink Space" ?
or the absence or failure in an object called "Shrink Volume Wizard"

I can choose to EXTEND a partition and an "Extend Volume Wizard" pops-up and will implement my wishes.
I guessed there might by a "Shrink Volume Wizard" and Google found many instances.

Under Services I find that "Virtual Disk" is
Startup Type "Manual Startup", and
Status "Started"

I am using 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate + SP1 with 8 GB RAM.

I have a primary OCZ 56 GB SSD and a Secondary Samsung 931,5 GB HDD holding 3 Primary partitions followed by 5 Secondary partitions.

I also have a 600 GB HDD which is OFFLINE to protect its RAW DATA from accidental damage - I am testing data recovery tools in my spare time.

I cannot shrink ANY partition on either Drive.

W.D.M. under "More Actions" / "Create VHD" will create a 300 MB VHD

Then "More Actions" / "All Tasks / "Initialize Disk" I select "MBR" and get 299 MB Unallocate... Read more

A:Help - Windows is says it "Cannot Start Virtual Disk Manager"


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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

A:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.

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I have here a Lenovo Thinkpad, windows 7 and cannot access the rest of the information.

None the less. I was using the computer last night. woke up and opened it up and this recovery manager was running stating "it may restart several times as we try to find the error" etc. that has run several times with no luck. I went to advanced options and tried to restore to an earlier date. no luck.

tried starting in safe mode. no luck.

if I start windows "manually" it just starts over does a "physical memory dump" and goes back to wanting me to run the diagnostic which yields nothing.

I unplugged the battery and power and it looked promising and did go to the start windows screen that looked normal but then went back to the craziness. I do have the startup repair page open and this is what it says

Problem signature:
problem event name: start up repair offline
problem sig 01: 6.1.7600.16385
sig 02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: unknown
04: 21200491
05: autofailover
06: 9
07: 0x50
OS Version : 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

not sure if that gives anything usable

. this just happened out of the blue. it is a school computer given to me so I can take it to them and they can probably fix it up but I have a bunch of project and assignment files and want to get this working so I can work on those again.

any help would be great. those files may be lost but thought I would post anyway.

A:"windows failed to start" message.

It sounds like the HDD might have failed. You can use an Ubuntu Live CD to boot the computer and retrieve your files to a USB HDD. I then would bring it into School and have them fix it.

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I'm reinstalling XP Home using a Toshiba Product Recovery CD. Everything was going beautifully until I had to shutdown then restart - and I got the following message

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Win Setup using the original set-up CD-ROM.

Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."
To be honest, I'm a bit of a newbie and this is the first time I've reinstalled Windows.

I'm not sure where to press 'r' and if this will work: Is there any other way to get this problem fixed without undoing my good work of the last couple of hours?

Thank you

A:What does this Win XP error message mean: "Windows could not start because the. . ."

I should say that I before this happened, I got 2/3 command-prompt-type of windows pop quickly on the screen (at once, in layers) which then disappeared. I don't know what caused this - they were about 2 inches high by about 5/6 inches wide if that helps. Thanks again.

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I have started receiving this message every time WinXP tries to install updates:

"Windows - No Disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c"

I believe it may have to do with my recently removing a hard drive to use in another system (without having disabled it in Device Manager first), but I don't know how to get rid of it. It is interrupting the update installation and not allowing it to complete.

Any advice will be gratefully appreciated.


PS - Here's a HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:58:07 PM, on 11/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZip... Read more

A:"Windows - No Disk" Message

Hi, might work, scroll down to the auto fix.


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Just re-installed a new hard drive. After reloading windows and my printer.. HP PSC 2410xi photosmart.... I began getting a pop up that reads:
Windows No Disk
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert disk.
Cancel Try Again Continue

I searched your forum and saw to download Hijack This and run a system scan. Here are my scan results, please help:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:22:53 AM, on 5/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
g:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
G:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
G:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
G:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
G:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
G:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1145302271\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
G:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
G:\Program Fi... Read more

A:"Windows No Disk" Pop Up Message

Please don't post duplicate threads.

Continue here:

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Hello, TSG!

Just yesterday I was using the computer normally until I got a Blue Screen. Getting a blue screen is usually something normal that occurs to my every so often, so I didn't mind it and rebooted the computer normally. However, I got two more blue screens within the next hour. The 3rd time rebooting, my computer starts to act strange as if it had a virus. Upon powering up the monitor would just display a black screen with two lines about something --- which I don't remember, sorry --- and stayed like that unless I plugged out the power cord or held on the power button to shut down. Then when after a few tries it boots and displays a message "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" (and the same message for Drives 2 and 3) show up. Also it asks me to continue loading by pressing the F1 Key.

When Windows loads the first time, it displays a message saying a bunch of hardware has just been installed and ready for use. Also, my internal clock resetted itself back to Monday, November 07, 2005 (Which, if I recall, is the date when I got the computer) and my speakers do not work.

TL;DR Version
3 blue screens within a short time
Floppy disk fail
Drivers 1-3 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1-3

Anyway, I browsed through Google but I haven't seen anyone with both problems. I disabled my Floppy Disk Drive and that message doesn't show up anymore, but the others do and my computer still isn't fixed. I ran a vir... Read more

A:Solved: "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found" problem

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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I loaned my USB flash (Imation Atom 4GB) disk to a colleague; it was working fine when I gave it to her. She could not dismount the disk from her netbook, even after everything was closed. The computer kept saying the disk was in use. After 5 minutes of this, I pulled the disk out and put it into my machine.

First, Microsoft Security Essentials found and removed “Worm:Win32/Autorun.gen!inf.

Next, I was given the message "Do you want to scan the disk for errors?" I clicked 'yes' but got a "Windows can't check the disk while it is in use. Do you want to dismount the volume first?" I click on "Force dismount" and received a message "Windows can't check the disk while it is in use. Do you want to check for hard disk errors next time you start your computer." I check the box that says “Schedule disk check,” the box automatically closes. I re-start my computer, it boots up just fine, but does not appear to do any type of disk check.

I have no problems “safely removing the disk.” I can eject it every time without fail, but every time I plug the device back into the system, I receive the “scan and fix” prompt.

When I try to format the device, I am given the message "The drive is in use. Another program or process is using this device. Do you want to format it anyway?" I click "Yes" and receive the message "Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or programs that are using... Read more

A:Solved: Can't "Scan the disk for errors" or see any files ~ USB Flash disk ~ Windows

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Answer Match 89.46%

hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

A:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"


Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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Answer Match 89.46%

hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\AppMgr\vz... Read more

A:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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Answer Match 89.04%


I have an XP machine which I only ever user myself (as in, there are no other users on the machine, no guest account, and it logs in without a password).

I'm trying to sort out my expansive and bloated Start Menu Programs list, but it seems that there are two separate lists. One for "Joe" (the main user account) and one for "all users", I guess because some programs give the option of installing for just one user or for everyone.

All of the programs show up in the Start Menu when I click on it, but when I go into Windows Explorer to try and sort them out, there are two separate folders;

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Start Menu\Programs

I know I can move them around in these folders (ie; putting them in related groups, such as "system tools" etc), but can I move all of them from the main user to the "all users" folder, (or vice versa) without any problems?


A:[SOLVED] Merging &quot;user&quot; and &quot;all users&quot; start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

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Answer Match 87.78%

So I have this weird thing happening in my relatively fresh install of Windows 10.
Whenever I search for "Check for Updates" or "Windows Update settings" on the search box of the start menu, I get the results that I want but if I press enter or try to click on those results nothing happens.. As far as I know I can click all others search results but those, and maybe others related to windows update.

I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

A:Can't click on "Check for Updates" "Windows Update settings" on Start

.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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I keep getting the above error message everytime I start Windows or try to use Ad-Aware or Spybot - Search & Destroy. It also states "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive."

I used to insert a DVD into the drive and sometimes it used to work but not anymore.

Hope you can help!

A:Error message "Windows - No Disk" on Windows XP

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Do you or anyone else willing to help me, know which registry key I would have to manually delete in order to remove the "Move To" and "Copy To" options from my context-menu?

Please help me solve the problems with my registry. I'm using Windows XP Pro (64-bit Edition). The problems started when I tried opening windows by clicking on folders & files, which are listed on my Start Menu:

Whenever I double-click (or right-click on any folders listed on my Start Menu, and then select "Open" or "Explore") to open files listed on the menu, the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows pop-up.

The "Move To" & "Copy To" windows won't go away, unless I click on "OK" or "Cancel". And now that I have the lastest stable-release of WinRAR installed on my XP, the "Move To" and "Copy To" options aren't listed on my context-menu, anymore. However, I can't open any of the folders I want to access via my Start Menu because my registry is still setup to make the "Move To" and "Copy To" windows appear. And now when I click on "OK" or "Cancel" on each of those windows: none of the folders I wanted to open appear.

The previous owner of my PC configured the registry to make the start-menu & context-menu include the "Move To" & "Copy To" options. So whenever I click on an option in the start m... Read more

A:Why do the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows appear when I click on Start Menu?

Sorry, I have no idea how to fix your particular issue. But, the way to avoid this kind of problem is to immediately format the disk and install the operating system fresh when taking possession of a previously owned computer.

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Hiya, I could use a little help resolving what should be a simple problem. It's really a long story, but to skip to the important part, I'll just recount this little tale:

I wanted to delete some files off of an old external hard drive to make space for some new stuff. It didn't matter, since the files I was deleting had been long since copied to a new drive. However, Vista, in its infinite wisdom, told me I couldn't delete the files, and it was for my own good. I politely said, "okay, Vista! Thanks for keeping me honest!"

But then I muttered, "I already have a mother" under my breath, and proceeded to go behind Vista's back and turn off User Account Control so I could delete the files anyway. Well, I knew that wasn't the best idea, so I immediately turned UAC back on afterwards, but it was too late. Vista caught me, and after the second restart, smote me with a problem I'd seen once before: nearly every program on my computer was said to have been closed after it "encountered a problem" or some nonsense, and when restarted again, the disk checker was run, found numerous problems, and did whatever it had to do to go about fixing them all.

Now I'm not sure what all that was about, because everything seems to be running okay now, save for one minor thing. That little "click" sound you get when navigating windows explorer was nowhere to be heard. I tried another restart and another disk check, b... Read more

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I am stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"
When I choose "Start Windows Normally",it gives me blue screen with the following error:Unmountable_Boot_Volume.On "Launch startup repair" I am stuck on the Windows 7 wallpaper with cursor and can't even open Cmd trough Shift+F10.I've tried re-installing windows from USB stick and I am also stuck on "Setup is Starting".Any help please,and how much I am screwed?
P.S-On Advanced boot options I can't use Safe Mode,Safe Mode with Networking,Safe Mode with Command prompt and Last Known Good Configuration,it gets me back to "Start Windows Normally" and "Launch startup repair".

A:Stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"

Time to boot to an external testing/repair environment, such as a Win7 Repair disk or a hard drive test disk.

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I'm posting this in the Vista forum because this has never happened with Windows 2000 or XP.

I bought two exact duplicate models of hard disks. I set up Vista Ultimate on one of my systems. I used Acronis True Image 10 to clone the operating disk to the factory-new, never-used, same model disk as a backup drive in the event the first disk failed. I put in the clone to be sure it runs; but, I get the error mentioned in the title of this thread.

Now, if the second disk is supposed to be a clone of the first, why does this happen and how can I fix it?

I'm not married to Acronis for this job so I would use any disk cloning tool that makes a sector-for-sector copy. I use Norton Ghost 2003 for making sector-for-sector raw image (forensic) copies of PATA drives; but, these are SATA drives and Ghost 2003 simply sits there like Tarbaby and he don't say nuttin' to no SATA drive.

A:"Windows failed to start" "\Windows\System32\winload.exe missing or corrupt"

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Hey everyone, here is my serious problem.

Unfortunately, I was stupid enough to let my "Free Space" on my entire computer get to less than 5 GB left. It may possibly have been at 4 or 3 GB, actually.

My computer then froze, and I went to restart it. However, it would just take me to the blue screen of death. I've tried booting it up in every way I could think of, in normal mode, in Safe Mode, with the "Repair Windows" option, and everything else. My computer will simply not get past the "Loading" screen.

On the blue screen of death, it does say "Check to see if you have adequate disk space", so I am guessing that is a big part of the problem.

But here's my question. How do I free up disk space when my computer cannot even run?

*Note: I've tried going on the BIOS and Advanced Start Up, but I can't seem to find any options that would help with my situation..*

A:BSOD: Cannot start up normally, cannot start up in Safe Mode, "Inadequate Disk Space"


Use Ubuntu to free the space.

You can get it from here:

Step #2 on that page shows you how to create the USB/CD.

Then once you boot into it (choose the option where it just runs off the USB/CD) you can use it to delete your files or to copy them from the Windows Drive to an external hard drive (Note: Do not copy anything to the Ubuntu Filesystem as it will not be saved on shut-down)


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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The other day I was afk while listening to loud music from my computer.
Suddenly the speakers began screaming in a high pitch and when I got to my computer it had frozen.
I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating balls of light and the text: "Starting Windows".
I have also tried booting from the Windows 7 Installation DVD, but it freezes at the loading screen once again.

I then tried to use the Startup Repair Tool, only to find Windows freezing at the loading screen again.

When trying to reboot in safe mode, it freezes again, just after having loaded "disk.sys"

These are the things I have tried so far:
- I have run memory tests using Memtest86.
- I have run hard disk drive tests using SeaTools
- No errors were found.
- I removed the sound card from the MB, with same boot result.
- I have reset the BIOS
- I booted with 2GB of RAM instead of my standard 4GB

Anyone who can think of other things I should try?

A:Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"

Suggest you run SFC. {Option 2}
You may need to run it at least 3 times.
Let us know the report at the end please.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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error message "application not found" pops up when I click on a link in windows live mail ....Tech Support Guy System Info

Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294963 MB, Free - 196885 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY206, ˙˙˙, ..CN6986178T26EE.
Antivirus: F-Secure Internet Security 2011 10.50, Updated and Enabledindows live.

A:Solved: windows live :I get an error message "Application not found"when I click on a

Problem of "application not found" was solved by using the correct default browser

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Hi all, just saw this in the bottom right tray a red windows security alert, when I click it on it says Malware protection, windows did not find any anti-virus software. Although I do have super anti spyware loaded on this machine. I have attached a screen shot.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Windows security center message "Malware protection not found"

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Windows XP would not boot in my wife's old computer off of her hard drive so I booted it off of my installation disk. I then instructed it to repair the windows already installed. When prompted I entered her key and it appeared to be completing the installation. I am presently trying to activate windows XP on my wife's computer by clicking Start > All Programs > Activate Windows but the activation window does not open and shortly there after I get the error message:"Microsoft Feeds Synchronization has encountered a problem and needs to close. we are sorry for the inconvenience" presumably preventing Windows XP activation. Even entering "oobe/msoobe /a" in the Run window does not launch the activation window which I once again presume is blocked by the error message.

A:Solved: "Microsoft Feeds Synchronization" error message prevents Windows XP activatio

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Hi. I'm trying to download a piece of software, and I'm getting an error message:

The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

I download software/files fairly regularly, but I've never gotten this message before. I don't even know what the Windows installer is. Does anybody have any idea what's going on and what can be done about it? Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] &quot;Windows installer&quot; error message

Hello JSS10!

You could try resetting the Windows Installer Service.

1. Click START, then 'Run...'.
2. Type 'cmd' and press enter.

** Close out of any open programs before moving to the following steps
3. In command prompt, type 'msiexec /unregister' (without quotes and with a space between msiexec and /unregister)
4. Press enter
5. Type 'msiexec /regserver' (without quotes and with a space between msiexec and /regserver)
6. Press enter
7. Type 'net stop msiserver' (without quotes and with spaces between net and stop {and} stop and msiserver)
8. Press enter
9. Type 'net start msiserver' (without quotes and with spaces between net and start {and} stop and msiserver)


The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if - Microsoft Answers

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When I boot up the computer, I get a dialogue box called "aim.exe - Bad Image" which says "The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\mcenspc.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation disk". We've been getting it for a while and just click OK and move on, but it's annoying. Can anyone help?

A:Solved: "Not a valid Windows image" message

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I bought a new compaq 420 laptop.
After installing windows XP SP 2 when ever I try to shut down or restart it hangs on the message "windows is shutting down".

I have to shut down by long pressing the shutdown button.

Any help???

A:Solved: XP Hangs on "windows is shutting down" message

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Hello all.

First off, I am in no means acquainted with any troubleshooting or fancy thing outside of everyday computer usage, so please respond as if you are talking to a dummy. I do have fairly decent common sense and Google skill however, which has given me enough confidence to try and fix this issue on my own.

Basically, one day I start my computer (running Windows XP Professional SP3) up and get a black screen saying:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this

Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally."

For a few times, I was able to get Windows working with the last two options, but before I could dedicate time to fix the issue, it became so that none of these options worked, and I got caught in a restart cycle with this screen. Last things that I can recall that may have caused this: Windows Update or CCleaner Registry Fix (just something I do sometimes to make sure everything is working, nothing was wrong prior).

I bought an external HDD enclosure with hopes of popping my internal into it, and saving my stuff onto my laptop before messing around. Oddly, in My Computer, the 2 drive icons (a System Recovery one, and my Main one) would flash for a few seconds, every few minutes, and when I'd quickly click them, it'd say the... Read more

A:"Windows did not start successfully" to "ntldr is missing"

BTW if it IS in fact possible to copy certain files from my laptop's OS, I just realized I can probably just copy those files into the desktop internal (when plugged in as an external) instead of going through the whole DOS thing? But keep in mind, that's the small 3GB partition, so I don't know if that would even work. Unless putting those boot files on that small partition, will help open up the rest of the drive. Not sure how that works.
EDIT: Apologies for the double post, just saw the "edit" button.

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Recently, an error message "Windows detected a hard disk problem" always pop ups in my monitor.

I have done "Error Checking" also " Defragmentation"...but that error message doesn't disappear.

What should I do?

Thanks a Lot.

A:Error message " Widows detected a hard disk problem"

That is not a most welcome message.

I would immediately backup the most important personal data and run the DOS version of Manufacturer's Diagnostic Utility. If it passes without any event reported, fine. But if it finds bad sectors and even if it repairs it, be wary. Not to be taken aback by any catastrophic failure that may occur unannounced, always backup all your personal data and also image your system regularly.

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I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.

A:Can't access harddrive "insert disk message appears"

wostone said:

I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.
ThanksClick to expand...

You might have auto-run worm on the system. Does it appear on C also? When last you scan your system for malware/spyware/adware/worms/viruses/trojans?

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Hi there!
First of all thanks for the great toturial and the forum.

I tried to do the in-place upgrade from Windows 10 (build 1607) in order to "repair" my system (there are some quirks I want to get rid off) using a freshly created USB (as per description), but it fails with the message "make sure that there is enough disk space available in your PC" (rough translation from german; see attached screenshot) without any further information.

It then automatically cycles back to the question on how to install (i.e. with keeping data and apps or without) and then back into the above mentioned error message.

This is what I already tried or made sure of prerequisites needed:
I have made sure that there is definitely enough disk space available.My C: partition (where windows resides on) is 106 GB large and has currently over 58 GB of free space available.The system partition that is supposed to be 350 MB is still 350 MB (I read something about this potentially being reduced to 100 MB by other tools ...).I have deinstalled the Kaspersky anti virus tool (reinstalled it now after several tries with no success).I have disabled (i.e. fully decrypted) the disk encryption bitlocker on all disks.

My partitions (as seen from "Mini Tool Partition Wizard" and "Disk Manager"):
Do you have any ideas on what else could be wrong?
What intrigues me most is the fact that there is no further information in the error message on what or where is missing... Read more

A:In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space"

Hi, Mark and welcome to Ten Forums.
Have you tried to mount the ISO in File Explore, instead if using an USB stick?
I just download the current ISO here: Windows 10 ISO , mount it in File Explorer and run the setup.exe.

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When I go to the Winows XP Media Center I get the error message "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR3.".

When I first set up Media Player about 8 months ago I got this error message and doing a search I was able to find a fix. Then I had a problem about a month ago and reformatted my hard drive and did the same thing and found a fix.

Well, just had to reformat again and now I can't remember where I found the fix. Can someone help me?

Thanks! Oh - and BTW can someone tell me how I can find where the programs that I recored are stored.


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I'm a computer lab assistant at Missouri State, and I always work on one of the two computers behind the desk. Both of the lab assistant computers have the same problem, but none of the others in the lab do.

I am on a computer running Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with SP3 installed. I only get the "no disk" Error Processing message when I start Firefox. Any suggestions?

(note: I have also attached a copy of this error message, if it will help)

A:"no disk" Error Processing Message upon starting Firefox

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I have Both Window XP (C:/) and Vista Premium (E:/) on my system.

Sometimes when I run vista i get a message say something like this: "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues" After a reboot the chkdsk utily runs before it opens vista and fixes any issues, but i get the same problem a few days later.

Any Ideas?

A:constant message "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues"

I'd be testing both the RAM and the hard drive. Vista is really good at stressing out a system and may show issues when XP was fine, as was the case with XP versus 98.

To test the memory I'd use:

Then find out what brand of hard drive you have, probably will show you in Device Manager, and use the manufacturer's diagnostics to test it.

Another cause could be the drivers for the motherboard. Have you installed any chipset drivers? What motherboard do you have?

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Whenever I clicks on ANY link/URL in an Email message, a Error Reporting window pops up that states....

"Windows Cannot Find.....http;//" (whatever link I'm clicking on).

What's going on with my Windows Mail and how do I fix it ???
My PC is running Vista Home.

A:Solved: Windows Mail Error Message......"Windows Can't Find Links"....

Hi Katmandu,

Use the Default Programs tool (from the Start menu) to reset your default browser preferences.

Are you using Mozilla Firefox per chance?

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"A problem caused [name of program] to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." But no solution shows. I have been using the same HP Pavilion tx1000 for a year and a half with no software or compatibility issues. I run Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1 - 32 bit. Slowly this message began to appear with every microsoft program I opened and then started to spread to non microsoft programs. I tried reinstalling the programs, doing a system restore to the oldest restore point I could, I also tried uninstalling any window updates that were installed right before my problems. I have read some strings that indicate it may be a compatibility issue between the service pack 1 and vista but the service pack came with the computer and it has been working fine until recently. I am at loss what to try next. Has anyone using Vista Home Home Premium experience anything like this!!!

A:Windows Error Message "{Name of Program} has stopped working" "A Problem caused ...

hi and welcome the first thing to do is run your anti virus and malware progs this will check for issues there and hopefully rule it out the next thing to try is sfc/scnw its a how to and also try this,295582,sid192_gci1276029,00.html this will check for other problems in both your files and your hard drive

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Yesterday when I switch on my computer, it automatic diskcheck on my E disk. I have 3 HDD, which is C: (My main partition, installed Windows on this HDD), D: is for all my game files (Installed games) and E: is for all my music, movies, game installer, software etc.

So back to the point, when I switch on my computer, and get to the "Windows is Starting", and it stuck right there for about 5-10 minutes. Firstly, I have no patient so I restated the computer, and second or third time also have the same problem. So I choose to wait patiently, after 5-10 minutes, it have a black screen for about 1 to a few minutes, then it started the disk check on my E drive.

Once the process started ( I have total 234240 file record as shown on the disk check ) and continue to file record 800, it started to give me message stated "File record segment 800 is unreadable, File record segment 801 is unreadable" and so on, and sometimes it continue to go smoothly without the message, but not long or sooner it will appear again. Almost the whole process I get these message which worried me, and I wonder if my hard disk is failing badly and unable to recover.
It continues to finish the process and attempt to fix the bad sector. And after that it successfully log onto Windows, so I can use it normally again.

But I notice my E: HDD cannot access and the "My Computer" screen is loading very slow, and sometimes goes unrespond. One thing very weird is that after I few hours ... Read more

A:Hard disk is failing? Error message"File record segment is unreadable"

The "File record segment xxx is unreadable" error is an indication of failing hard drive. You should backup the data from this drive before it's too late.

Next, run some diagnostic testing on the failing hard drive; most HDD manufacturers have the diagnostic software available from their website. Software from Seagate will work with most brand.

If this drive would be mine, I'd just get a new one, the drive certainly will not get better...

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After formatting I keep getting error message "Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key"

I use this drive for an old PC that was running Xubuntu but now want to reinstall Win 7 after I went complete Linux on my main machine. I know it works. Every article online says the drive is either dead, infected, or whatever. I'm also booting from a flash drive, another thing I read is it's trying to boot from CD instead of USB and change boot order to fix, obviously that's what I'm already doing.

It's formatted fat32 with MBR. Any ideas what to do?

Thank you.

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I receive daily a "Low Disk Space" error message which is incorrect and in my estimation fradulent. It goes on to give an alternative to rectify this situation by offering to "Speed up your computer and remove all viruses that are on your computer." Of course all of this is for a price. If you opt in and then change your mind before you totally commit they offer the same package for half price. I refuse to be "sucked in" by this fraudulent company.

I have gone to the internet to try and find out how I may get rid of this enemy. I have used Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsofts Security fix program all to no avail. I am at my 'wits end' trying to rid my computer of this plague. This is the url that the message comes through as. I cannot find out any source that will identify its origin:

I need help.


Doug. Bell

A:Fake "Low Disk Space" error message

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Help! I keep getting the message "Disk is full. TV can't play because the hard disk you chose in Settings is full. Clear space on this drive or choose another drive." The problem is I have lots & lots of free space left on my drive( like 120GBs) I use a HP Media center pc, & have contacted their support several times, it always boils down to " do a non-destructive recovery" & then "do a destructive recovery" These both work for a little while & then it all starts over again. I haven't been able to identify any new software, etc. that might be causing the problem. Any ideas out there??

A:xp media center "disk is full" message

Hi, and welcome to tsg - please add a reply to your post if you still have a problem with your PC include any updated info.

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Recently a new message pops up when starting windows.

[not verbatim] The hardware situation has changed significantly on this system since last activation. You have 3 days to reactivate windows.

I have installed a second hard drive, a dvd writer, dvd player. How does M$ know about my hardware changes and why should I have to reactivate windows because I upgraded a little bit?

What will happen if I don't reactivate?

A:Solved: New Message from M$ ~ "Reactivate Windows"

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Last night, I got the following message "Windows not genuine" when I turned off the computer and it appeared again this morning.

Windows was installed and registered with Microsoft last July when I built my new computer and it has run fine and been updated by Microsoft many times since then with no problems. It has also been "validated" as genuine by Microsoft many times over the last few months.

This version was bought from one of the large reputable online sellers (Fry's Electronics at and I cannot imagine them having anything in stock that is not genuine.

I bought Systemsuite 7 two days ago and ran it yesterday but cannot imagine that program removing anything that might trigger this message and other than doing that, nothing has been installed or removed that might do it.

The two options offered by Microsoft appear to be to pay again now for their software or wait until later.

Is this a bug in the Microsoft system, caused by something inadvertently removed from my system, or a scam by Microsoft?

If it was counterfit software, I think that it would have been "identified" by Microsoft many months ago.

Anyone else having this problem in the last few days?

A:Solved: "Windows not genuine" message

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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I have been getting this error message ever since I installed and uninstalled Zone Alarm. I have run HijackThis & am copying the log here: Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:17:51 AM, on 8/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
e:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
e:\program files\\vso\mcvsshld.exe
e:\program files\\agent\mcagent.exe
E:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
E:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
E:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
E:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
E:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Solved: "Windows - no disk" error

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Can someone please help me?

For some reason I keep getting a "Windows - No Disk" error message when using certain apps....

Further when playing Grand Prix 4 the game just crashes back to the desktop, I dont know if the two are related? Here is my hijack this log file.....Please Help! (BrendanDonau) I read a thread where you solved this issue?? Please help ) Anyone else if you can assist id be mighty grateful

A:Solved: "Windows - No Disk" Frustrates the ..... out of me!

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This error box keeps popping up. It does not show up when PC is run in 'Safe' mode.

Error Box reads "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into the drive."

A specific drive is not indicated.


A:Solved: "Windows - No Disk" Error WIN/XP

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Ladies and Gentlemen:

The subject thread refers to the pop-up advisory during Start-Up:

Windows-No Disk
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive.
[Cancel] [Try Again] [Continue]

This infection affects one or more of a legion of Start-Up programs currently burdening Windows-XP causing an annoying distraction. It does not appear in Safe Mode boot and subsequent Start-Up. I have appended a Logfile from a System Scan produced by HijackThis. Advice your experts offer will, I am sure, aid in keeping me out of trouble while rummaging in the Registry.

Thank you.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:40:24 PM, on 11/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 SP2 (7.00.5730.0011)

This logfile deleted - 200611141950.

A:Solved: "Windows-No Disk"-Continued

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This problem is making me crazy:

I am trying to copy some files to a CD Disk, so that I can open them on a different computer. I have put a disk in the drive, highlighted the file, clicked on "send to", and I get the message: "Please insert a disk into Drive E (or F, whichever I happen to try it with)".

The drives won't recognize that there is a blank CD. If I put in an audio CD or a DVD, it recognizes it, and plays it fine. It's just the blank ones that are giving me a problem. I have tried several different brands of CD . . . same result . . . "Please insert a disk into drive".

Does ANYONE have a remedy for this problem, or a suggestion? Any help will be appreciated.

FYI : My computer is a Dell 8300, running Windows XP. My drives are an NEC CD-RW and a Samsung DVD-ROM.

A:Can't Copy to CD . . "No Disk In Drive" Message

Stupid question.
Are you putting the blank CD in the NEC device?

Open "my computer".
RIGHT click the NEC drive
Left click "properties"
Left click the "recording" tab.
Is the box "enable recording on this drive" checked?

When did the problem begin?
Can you associate the onset of the problem to the addition or removal of hardware or software, to include an update to Windows or your antivirus program? Have you run a registry cleaner recently? I am NOT suggesting that you run a reg cleaner.

Have you EVER been able to burn files on this computer, using this NEC drive.

Basically, to be successful, you need the correct combination of burner / device, optical disk, software.
Are you using CD - R disks? Which brand & model?

Which optical disk are you using?

Which disk burning software is on your computer? Which disk burning software has EVER been installed on your computer?

How to troubleshoot CD playing problems.
I realize that your problem is burning, but many of the concepts are the same.


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I get a 'no disk' message from my cd players. Windows recognizes they are there, and I have changed cables, drivers and rebooted from install and uninstall but nothing seems to be getting windows to recognize that there is a disk in the cd player.
I've run out of ideas...

A:false "please insert disk" message

Try this
Left click My computer right click on the cd drive and left click properties, click autoplay and change to suit your needs

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I'm getting the Low Disk Space message in Windows XP. Well, DUH...I knew that I was running out of room, so I bought an external hard drive with more space than I'll ever fill. Like an idiot...when I got the external.....I just went to folders...sometimes programs and used "send to" the now G: drive. Yes, I know, that was STUPID! Many of the same files are duplicated, etc so that they were copied and sent....not actually MOVED. Some of my programs don't even work correctly anymore.

I know that I can do a system restore....but I'm almost afraid that it might crash my pc. What is the easiest way to fix this problem and put everything else, except my bare essentials, on the bigger drive?


A:The dreaded "Low Disk Space" message

bumping this hoping to get some help

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My computer persistantly displays this error message saying "Windows - No Disk: There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive." When I look at the My Computer screen It shows my floppy drive, my C drive, the unknown Removable Disk Drive (D:), CD drives E and F, my other internal drive (G:), my external (H:), the second partition on my internal drive (I:), a DVD drive (J:), and then finally the second unknown Removable Disk Drive (K:). I have no idea what these Removable disk drives are or how they got here but I think they are causing the problem. Windows thinks there is a disk mounted but there isnt. If it helps the applications I was using at the time of when the incident first began was Azureus, my DVD drive, Divx Player, iTunes, and maybe some more random stuff. This error message pops up whenever I open multiple programs such as iTunes and Azureus. I could REALLY use some help with this as it is starting to become very annoying!

A:Keep getting error message saying "There is no disk in the drive"

right click on my computer then manage. click on disk management and see what it specifies K:\ as. you can right click and goto properties to get a list of drives attached and maybe it'll give you more specs on this removable drive.

is is possible you installed some software from a removable disk (like a usb key) and the software you are running is looking for the source media? it's possible this new drive has nothing to do with the windows error

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Any quick help would be greatly appreciated. I was trying to fix some BSOD's and windows update issues on a friend's pc. I thought i was successful until i kept getting "Setup has detected that .NET Framework 4 needs to be repaired. Do not restart your computer until the repair is complete."

After some research, I thought I could resolve the issue with the .net framework cleanup tool. After attempting that, now I get the "Application was unable to start properly (0xc0150004)" error message. The only program I've been able to start has been IE8. This also means I wasn't able to run the BSOD tool you guys provide for posting.

I've tried startup repair more than a couple times. Also tried system restore from the windows recovery environment and it said it was unable to complete. 50% of the time, when trying to get into the recovery environment or just the regular system, I get an "irql_less_or_not_eual" blue screen.

When i originally started working on the pc i cleaned a bunch of viruses off (or so i thought). I have a sneaking suspicion that this issue was caused by a virus with a sneaky backdoor and is masquerading as some .net files.

the system was built by my friend and has: Asus p5ql pro MOBO, Intel core 2 duo, currently 4gigs mem (2x2gb corsair), NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS and a WD HD.

I hope I've given some good starting information.


A:"Application was unable to start properly (0xc0150004)" error message

Any chance someone can reply to this to let me know whether this post was even seen...

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How can I allow some start-up programs to run without the irritating, "Windows has blocked some start-up programs from running." message that runs each time I boot-up my computer?

A:Solved: How do I stop "Windows has blocked some start-up programs?"

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Hi! I've seen this as several different posts from a search of the forum, but the posts seem to be about this occurring after a virus attack, or at least after XP's been running for awhile. I finally talked my brother into getting anew computer after 8 years and various memory messages. It's a good one:
AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad Core
Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2
4GB DDR 1333GHz
500GB Harddrive Sata
I know he should have gotten better video, but he really doesn't do a lot with a computer but look up family geneology. That said,I ordered the computer without an OS, as I have several. I do some minor repair work and have built 4 computers. After the 2 hour format (Microsoft's formatting is very sloooow, I installed the operating system, XP Pro SP3.It finished the install and rebooted and I get this screen:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power of failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren’t sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mo... Read more

A:Solved: "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully"

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I'm almost positive I've seen this problem posted somewhere before, but the search function is not finding it. General 'net searches for it turn up problems relating to a fake Security Center Service, but that's not what this is. At least, I don't think.

On both this system (Windows 7) and my laptop (Vista) I'm getting the same persistent error message in the little red shield, and I've seen it in both normal and safe modes on each machine:

"Windows Security Center Service is turned off."

Clicking the adjacent button labeled "Turn on" invariably gets you a popup that says:

"Windows Security Center can't be started."

Is this just a useless bit of MS bloatware that's rendered superfluous by outside-vendor antivirus (I'm running Sunbelt Vipre,) and firewall (ZoneAlarm) software, and can disabled with impunity? Or is it something more sinister?

Thanks for any info on this,


A:Solved: "Windows Security Center Service" Won't Start

When did the problem begin? After the installation or update of W7 or a program?

Are the W7 & Vista computers networked [ share file or printer; not merely internet connection ]?

Is security accounts mgr in "services" started?

Are you using other anti malware?

Consider uninstalling your AV & FW.


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Hello, I read here and attempted to fix this before posting. Your forum is so informative and I think its great that so many of you help out here as volunteers.

The problem when I boot up is I have a black screen with a huge pop up stating "WARNING YOUR IN DANGER" then smaller print saying like 'all you do on your computer is stored on your hard disc' .......and etc.

Okay, so I ran my EZ Antivirus, Ad Aware, Spybot (everything is updated and I run behind Zone Alarm premium). My system is XP.

I followed the directions from another thread and through that I already uninstalled PC Guard through add/remove. Then I DL LSPfix and saved it. I DL and opened up the RunThis.bat file (only after in safe mode later), I DL CCleaner and altered the options as per instructions from the other thread. I also DL Ewido Security Suite and altered the additional options as instructed. I killed system restore then booted in safe mode. Oh yes and I DL Hijack This.

Then I opened the RunThis.bat file and finished the disk cleanup completely. Then I ran Ewido and saved report. Then I started Ccleaner. I reset websettings under Internet Options. Then I went to control panet>Display>Desktoop tab>customize desktop>Web tab>Web Pages>then deleted the entry 'Security'. Then I rebooted out of safe mode. Afterwards I ran ActiveScan online and saved report. Finally then I did the HijackThis log.

Please see below the reports from my ewido and ac... Read more

A:Black screen on start up with "WARNING YOUR IN DANGER" message

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A few months ago I built a new computer and did a fresh new install of Windows. Shortly after that it began to start up abnormally every other day for no reason. I have no idea what is causing it. Every time I shut down the computer, I use the shutdown option in the start menu. I see it shutdown normally but the way it starts up occasionally seems to suggest otherwise.

What happens, is after starting up a blue screen appears briefly and then goes to the black screen where it says windows has shut down unexpectedly. On the black screen you can also choose whether to do a normal startup or go to repair mode. If you pick repair mode it just loads for about 10 minutes and says the problem can't repaired. You can also choose system restore but I never do that. So usually I just choose to start normally and then it starts up like normal with no issues.

That might not sound so bad, but it's making me worry about what's wrong with my PC. Constantly starting up like this can't be safe for it. What's worse is that today instead of starting up normally after choosing the normal startup option, it went back to the blue screen and kept doing it every time after I chose the normal startup option. It seemed like an infinite loop.

What's causing this problem?

A:Blue screen on start up with "unexpected shut down" message

Please tell us what that BLUE SCREEN says....

Your 2nd paragraph 2nd line, you meant unexpectedly, right?

Do this from a START | <search box>
SFC /scannow
That will verify your windows files install.

You have virus scanned the system? Rec: Malwarebyte's free scanner if you haven't.
Get it here:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - CNET

Get all the info from that BLUE SCREEN, and report back, we needz it!

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