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Solved: Windows 7 dont boot after Reinstalling Windows XP

Q: Solved: Windows 7 dont boot after Reinstalling Windows XP

Hello Guys. I have a dual boot system of Windows XP installed on drive C: and Windows 7 installed on drive D: of my machine... the problem started when i re installed my windows xp on drive C: I lost the dual boot screen, now i can only boot on windows xp. How can I restore my dual boot screen so that i can also boot on windows 7. Thank you for any feedback and help.

A: Solved: Windows 7 dont boot after Reinstalling Windows XP

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Trying to fix my friends computer thought I would be done in an hour or so but I ran into a retarded problem when trying to boot from the windows cd. Here is some information I know off the top of my head. If you have any input please let me know, I'm trying to get this done before tonight since its Friday ugh.

I have my BIOS settings set to

LSC120 - 3
BOOT OTHER - Disabled

Computer had Vista installed I am trying to install either XP or Vista at this moment neither are booting from disc.

Computer will start up and do a "Memory Testing : "

After this it will show 2 other screens they go by fast.

The 3rd screen is the option to boot with
Safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
last known good configuration (advanced)
start windows normally

I have chose each one of these options, they all encounter an error and the computer restarts.

The computer has been running with Vista for a year atleast and started to gain spam and such and needed a restore for better speed.
The computer is built with random parts I don't see anything inside the case that shows any mistakes.

Here are two videos I made on the start up's:

Then here is the error that occurs when I turn off Auto Restart when error occurs:


A:Solved: Problem Reinstalling Windows Doesn't Boot From Disc (Video and Pic Included)

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Hello!!! I have a Pc with the following Specs
-AMD Athlon™64 Processor x2 2.7 ghz
-2gb of ram( Dual Channel)
-an onboard nvidia graphics card with 256 memory
I had a problem with my XP x86, and wanted to install windows 7 x86 ... so i boot from the disk and after the windows 7 loader appears the windows 7 default background and stucks there .... for some minutes and then appears a blue screen saying :
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
...Stop 0x0000007f (0x00000008, 0x801FA000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
(Tried with two windows 7 Disk that boots Ok at other Computer... And tried a windows Vista and got the same , but with linux live cd its work ok ... and with the windows xp boots ok :/ :/ )
Then i inserted windows xp CD and booted there ... then i press R for recovery ... and formated C: there ... when it finished i tried to boot from windows 7x86 cd but happed again the same .... what can be the reason ????

A:Windows 7 dont boot in CD

General causes of "STOP 0x0000007F" errors

Have you looked here?

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Hi everyone!
I have a problem! I installed successfully a dual boot of red hat 9 and windows 98 a while back, using phantasms guide, and showed off to my friend. Now i just helped my friend dual boot red hat 9 with windows xp. He can boot linux fine with a boot disk, but when he removes the boot disk to try and load windows, he just gets a letter "L" on the screen, and it freezes!!

thanks a lot people!

A:HELP please! Windows dont boot no more!

Well today I just installed RHL 9 in a dual boot. I installed to a second drive and made it so that it booted from a floppy. Caused no harm to my Windows XP install on the first drive.

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I am totally new to the Sevenforum

So I tried to Dual-Boot my preinstalled Windows 7 laptop with Windows XP. I saw a tutorial on How-To-Geek. So I made a 17GB Partition and installed Windows XP on it. after the installation I installed EasyBCD and given an Entry Point to Windows 7. after it the menu shows up with Win 7 And Win XP. But the big and main problem is Windows 7 wont boot but XP boots fine. Even booted to Safe Mode on Windows 7 but it after reading all of those .DLL files it just reboots. Is there any way to get windows 7 to boot while keeping the Windows XP. cause i really need the Windows XP.

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Hi there This morning I couldn't log into my pc, which got stuck at the windows logo or in safe mode at the aswRvrt.sys file. I ran frst from command prompt, the txt file is attached. Can someone please help to fix this. Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 31-10-2013Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-T33U0MV on 06-11-2013 16:53:21Running from I:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\RunOnce: [*Restore] - C:\Windows\system32\rstrui.exe /RUNONCE [296960 2010-11-20] (Microsoft Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [avast] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe [4858968 2013-05-09] (AVAST Software)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [APSDaemon] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe [59240 2012-02-20] (Apple Inc.)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] - C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe [421888 2012-04-18] (Apple Inc.)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [MobileBroadband] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Broadband\Bin\MobileBroadband.exe [76288 2013-02-05] (Vodafone)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [GrooveMonitor] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe [30040 2009-02-26] (Microsoft Corporation)HKU\Default\...\Run: [TOS... Read more

A:aswRvrt.sys windows dont boot

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Hi all,

So, I recently bought my granddad a new laptop, however it came with Windows 8, which he is not familar with. So I decided that I would buy it and simply reinstall Windows 7 over the top again. Surprisingly I simply ran the setup from inside Windows 8 and it seemed to work fine to downgrade. The installation process completed successfully as far as I can see however, when it booted up again it simply stuck on the registry settings boot screen. After a while it then rebooted and started up again but this time froze on the starting windows normal boot screen. I left it for a while to see what happened and it just rebooted after a while again and simply did the same thing. I cannot get it to boot into safe mode either. Could this be something to do with the CPU being AMD? I don't know if Windows fully supports AMD cpu's as I have only used Intel in the past. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows 7 won't boot after reinstalling over Windows 8

How to Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

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So my laptop has this issue thing where when I move it around too much, it decides to shut off windows without any warning / crashes sometimes. So as I carried it downstairs today, it did it again only this time when I started it up.. it gave me the Acer logo and gave me my selected color for the lockscreen (mine being light blue) if you know what I'm talking about. If I press basically any key, it'd flicker black or become black unless I press another key I think and it'd revert to the light blue screen. I tried fixing it in every way. I pressed ESC a bunch of times to load up the InsydeH20 Setup Utility and tried spaming f12 to go to the boot menu but nothing works. My laptop's dead. And this is important if I will get any help or replies, I'm only 14. Me and my dad tried fixing it earlier but again to no avail. If you need photos of my laptop, my screens on the InsydeH20 Setup Utility (Information, Main, Security, Boot, Exit) please ask and I will take some. Also for people who have used this insydeh thing, my boot in the boot tab reads UEFI which I can change to Legacy but if I do and save changes and exit it'll give me a black screen that says:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This Product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US6, 570, 88, US6, 115, 776 and US6, 327, 625

Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.59 (01/13/14)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
No bootab... Read more

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Hello guys,
i need somebody to help me.Yesterday i installed windows7 and i do some restarts for sure that i have install tha i try to open my pc and it is not doing boot...what's the prob???is any prbolem with my ram, with hard drives, with mother board?????

A:Windows 7 dont boot after 2 days from instalation

Startup Repair

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My Laptop was getting very slow browsing the interent, so i ran spybot and found nothing. Then i ran malwarebytes, which found a couple of problems and a trojan which it removed and told me to rebot. It also told me to upgade to a newer version of internet explorer as there were know security issues with version 7 i was using. After the install of IE 8 it told me to restart and thats when the problem started.

I got a message saying explore.exe couldn't start as "iertutil.dll couldn't be located". And the startup stops with just the desktop screen with no icons or taskbar.

I Googled the problem and found a couple of guides showing how to fix the problem by downloading the missing .dll file and copying it onto a USB flash drive and using Crtl+ Alt+ Del to access taskmanager to select it and copy and paste it into and windows system32 folder.

Rebooted and now i get a different error message "the ordinal 650 could not be located in the dynamic link library iertutil.dll"

If i Crtl+ Alt+ Del now to open taskmanager and select processes tab there are hundreds of processes running and it just gets slower and slower.

Any ideas??

It's a Dell Latitude D630 laptop running Windows XP Pro
Just tried to copy iertutil.dll from my spare laptop which is running ie 7 using the usb flash drive. When i CTRL + ALT + DEL to open task manager it very slow and showed 600+ processes and this just keeps going up every few seconds it's now up to 900 and 1407M... Read more

A:Windows XP won't boot iertutil.dll missing tried reinstalling

looking down the list of processes there are numerous (like 300+) "iexplore.exe" all with cpu usage 00 and mem usage 912k

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Now the laptop wont boot into Windows. How do I fix this? I went to "repair my computer" then went to "reinstall windows while keeping my old files". Little did I know that this laptop had a broken power jack and was running off of battery. The computer shut down on stage 4/5. I have no CDs and used the option within the partition to reinstall. How do I reinstall windows now and keep my files after this... ? Did I lose all my files?

When I press f8 now to go to "Repair my Computer" it goes to Windows Boot Manager and says that windows has failed to start... Insert windows installation disk... Boot failed - required disk is inaccessible.

A:Laptop shut down while reinstalling windows and won't boot now.

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hello all

I recently bought a UMPC second hand in Japan, a Kohjinsha SA1F00B, with windows XP home service pack 2 in Japanese.
the computer has a 500mhz AMD Geode processor and 512 MB of RAM.


I installed a linux distribution on it (xubuntu), which is fine, but in the event it seems to have caused problems with the windows XP boot, for a reason unknown. Now the windows XP partition (NTFS) are still there, but when I try to boot i get to the windows logo and loading bar, but then it hops back to the khojinsha logo.

odd. I was thinking that I would simply reinstall windows XP from the CD.
yet, lo and behold, there is no CD included ! I have a valid microsoft licence, the green booklet and everything but no CD in the pack.
from previous experience with my wife's japanese sony VAIO, I think this might be common on japanese PC's, where they prefer to use recovery partitions. now I do have windows CD's from previous computers, but they're not in japanese and i know this is very problematic for japanese machine specific driver issues.

but my question is, how do I reinstall windows in this case ?
I'm thinking there must be some kind of recovery partition somewhere, like there was on the sony vaio, but how do I access it, and reinstall windows over the previous existing windows install, from it.

or is there anyway to fix the windows XP boot ?

thanks in advance for your help


A:reinstalling windows (which won't boot anymore) on a japanese computer

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So its been 4 days of madness but i figured it out ! 
I tried this on a notebook and it worked, so i think the same will ocuur on a desktop
Guys you need to open your cpu/notebook (if its a notebook be ready for a nightmare jeje check some youtube videos about HOW TO DO IT ! if you dont ever do it, PLEASE WATCH SOME YOUTUBE VIDEOS ! cause you can break some really tiny parts 
Now, say you manage to open it, remove the battery (its a clock battery) and then remove the HDD, and RAM (if you got  two modules of them,remove one, switch the other,)
(i dont have to say that you should remove all the things conected right ? (usb drives, etc ) 
Ok so, the thing works like this : Theres something called UEFI (google it ) you need to change that. in order to do that you need to acces the bios ( BUT THE MACHINE WONT TURN, I KNOW ) that means in order to reset your bios you need to do it the hard way 
Once you disamble the parts let it rest for 5-10 min and reasable, TURN ON and .. MAGIC ! your pc is gonna ask you to press f1 to continue or f2 to configure your "new bios" ... 
Now, the easy part : you go into the bios and (depending on your bios model ) you go to the "securiy" and select LEGACY mode 
This would allow you to boot from a cd/dvd (windows "x" version or boot cd (hirens, rescue disk )

 legacyboot.jpg   64.98KB
Hope it helps ! Good luck ! 
(sorry for my crappy english ) 

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I did a system restore and after rebooting I used my usb which contains a media boot tool for windows 8 from the microsoft website. During the start up proceedure I went into custom installation, where you can pick which device to install windows onto. They also give a delete, format, and other options. I decided that I would format my ssd from that option and install windows. (Windows was installed here in the ssd before the system restore) However, during the installation and error occurs where it says I am missing files and windows can't be install.
*Note* I can no longer boot from that ssd anymore, every attempt brings me to a blue screen wit 3 options: Try again, start setup, and go to bios. The first two just refreshes the screen and the third sends me to bios.
What I've tried:
-Installing windows 8 to my HDD, same error.
-Refresh, doesn't work says no changes can be made.
--Reset, can't find partition.
---Advanced Troubleshoot, system repair (automatic) says starting diagnostic, and just restarts back to where I was doing nothing.
----Advanced Troubleshoot, re-image, can't find an image. Gives option to use a network or a driver installed somewhere. Can't use either.
-----Advanced Troubleshoot, UEFI firmware, takes me to my bios where I've tried to switch HDD and boot priorities, messed with things, nothing worked.
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Downloading registry cleaner and ran it and it said restart i did and now i have a blue scrren

*cant take a pic dont have camera but ill google a pic and just post the techincal info thats different"

same message im getting but i dindt get the dll error he did

but the tech info i get is

Tedchincal Information:
*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFA8008EF0B30, 0xFFFFFA8008EF0E1, 0xFFFFF80003181510)

thats all i get under tech info the pic is just to show what type of blue screen im getting

also i CANT boot from cd i dont have a option to when i restart pc i even tried going into bios but no option to change boot pattern or anything.....

specs- - CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2098 (GU2098) Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-4100(3.6GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

sorry for link but best i could do since i dont know pc spec off head but this is one i bought i went into my recently bought

A:pc dont load past windows sign blue screen crash+cant boot from cd

As the help you need is more repair OS rather than crash debugging I've mored this to General discussion where somebody should be able help.

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I must format my hard drive and reinstall XP. When this is done, should I install SP1,SP2 ans SP3 in succession or can I skip 1 & 2 and just install SP3?

A:Solved: reinstalling Windows XP

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How's it going folks~~~

I've a computer with 8GB of RAM but I found out that only 3.47GB of 'em are usable. And the what causes that limit is my 32-bit Windows 7 Home Basic. And I've tried installing a 64-bit Windows Ultimate inside Windows through a Thumb Drive but an error message like such 'Windows setup couldn't run due to incompatible issues.......'.

Thus, can I actually install Windows of different bit?
How could that be done?
Cuz it's pretty much wasting money if I bought a 8GB of RAM but could only use 3.47GB. Well, you know it's like buying a Ferrari and run it on a freeway with the speed limit of 50km/h.....

Hope you guys would show me a way to get my Ferrari on to a freeway without speed limit......

Thank you guys in advance

A:Solved: PLEASE HELP!!! : Reinstalling different bit of Windows 7

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Hope someone can help me. I attempted to reinstall windows 95 on my computer. Neglected to copy the cdrom drivers first. Now I have formatted the C drive and when I try to switch to the d: drive, I get an invalid drive specification message. I've downloaded what should be the proper driver for it but that's not working cause it's saying it can't find the mscdex.exe file which I've tried to provide but it doesn't see or recognize this file. Can anyone please help me out of this mess?
The CDROM is showing when it sets up as Toshiba XM5302TA but I've not had terrific luck with this driver but have downloaded an Atapi.exe that seems like it could be it.

A:(Solved) reinstalling windows 95

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i am going to reinstall windows, i need to know what information i will need to write down. i.e. ip adress, gatway... any thing along those lines.

and also how should i do it. i have 2 drives that i want to erase, do i earase before i install windows or does it happen automatically

any other helpful info or hints for reinstalling windows would be appreciated


A:Solved: reinstalling windows

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I have now, for the past month, been troubled with a very annoying problem on my computer. It suddenly started when the explorer.exe file unexpectedly dissapeared (yup). Later i found that most of my drivers were missing or damaged, as well as my computers ability to run soundfiles (i've reinstalled every media program and sound-related software) and my computers brainpower's also less than 1/3 of it's former preformance.

Ok, that was the problem. I somehow managed to get it to run again (transferred an explorer.exe from another machine to this one), but not everything is as it should be. I've tried everything and the only remaining action is now to reinstall Windows 7. That's where I have a question: My computer were originally a Vista Home Premium and i upgraded it using a Windows 7 DVD. My computer's got a recovery partition and, at the moment, I do not know where the Windows 7 DVD are. If I recover the computer using the recovery partition to it's factory settings (back to square one, that is) will it still be Windows 7 or will it revert back to Vista?

I appreciate the help and thank you.

A:[SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows 7

and welcome to the Forum

If you use the factory recovery, it will revert to the state it was shipped . . with Vista

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My old laptop I have left for my parents and brother to use, whilst I use my new one. Yesterday, they showed me the laptop responding extremely slow. There was no mention of any viruses or trojans but thought that this had strangely happened, even though it was fine the day before.

I decided that I will just reinstall Windows XP and just have it all cleaned. The laptop didn't come with a disc and has windows built in. I have wiped it 2 times in the past, by pressing a key on the keyboard to start the installation up. Unfortunately, I can't remember what I need to press on the keyboard to bring it up. Anyone able to help?

A:[SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows XP

What Brand and Model is the laptop?

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Hi, when I signed in on my welcome page, my screen went black. It won't do anything at all. I tried to reinstall windows with my CD, but when it tells me to follow the prompt, there isn't any prompt. I'm not computer literate but I'd sure be able to try any suggestions. Thanks

A:Solved: Reinstalling windows 7

The post isn't clear how you've tried, if you haven't already, start your computer, tap F2 continuously to enter the bios, then click boot order and set it to load from CD first. Save changes and it'll restart. This should boot you into the install software.

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Hey everyone,

I have a bit of a dilemma, I dropped my laptop the other day and had to replace the hard drive. I already have the new drive in and have inserted the windows disc that came with the laptop, my question/s is what is it I need to do now? Would I have to reinstall all the previous drivers? ( ie the network driver and so on) or should all of that already be there and the only thing I would need to do is reinstall any programs I lost that I want back?

Sorry if this seems like an easy question, I'm not all that experienced lol.

A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows

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After doing a fresh install of windows xp, I could not activate windows. It says it is not connected to the internet. Well I've done this before on another computer & there was no problem. It seems to be missing "ethernet controller", "mutimedia audio controller","sm bus controller",usb controller", & "video controller(vga compatible). My computer is an IBM Thinkcentre S50 8183.Any ideas what to do? Thanks.

A:Solved: reinstalling windows xp...

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To Reinstall Windows, you must have a Windows Disc to do it. If you have a name brand computer (HP, Dell) etc you can try contacting the computer manufacturer about getting a Recovery CD. Or you can borrow a retail version of XP from a friend and use the product key that is on the machine.

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To do a fresh install of Windows XP Pro (i currently have Home), do I really need to delete my partitions and make a new one?
Is there a good tutorial other than
And is there anything I should do to my computer before I install XP Pro?

A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows XP Pro

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I have had my pc for about 4 years now. Its a rather out-dated office pc from my Dad's work and its getting slow. Over the 4 years I have used the pc I have installed, uninstalled and reinstalled what is likely hundreds of programs, themes and mods, as well as viruses I have had to deal with. This has led to a very messy possibly unstable setup.

My hard drive is only 20gb, I use this for programs I use the most and need speed such as my favorite games, web browsers, ms office, etc. The rest is on external hard drives. The problem is there is a 15gb chuck of that I just cant clear, I'm really not sure what it is, but I believe its all those windows updates and such which I have since disabled. It also seems I have lost many things, ms calculator and word pad for example, although not important, literally disappeared one day.

Anyway, to the point. I want to reinstall windows to try and solve these problems, and so I can familiarize myself with what is part of windows, and what is junk for future reference. Im broke though and don't want to screw up my pc due to lost drivers or a botched install of windows. To counter this I have decided to do this:

1) Partition 20gb space on smaller external hard drive to imitate PC HD.
2) Install windows and drivers on external HD partition, noting everything I do and how.
3) Change boot drive to the partition.
4) Test windows and make sure it all works.
5) Clear PC HD and run a clean install of windows using notes from test install.

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A:[SOLVED] Help with reinstalling windows

Installing Windows on an external drive is a bad idea. First, it is way to slow, USB is going to be way slower then an internal IDE or if your computer was newer SATA. Windows will not operate properly. 20 GB is fine for a standard Windows, drivers, updates and even with Office. For your computer to work properly, you need at least 15% of your drive capacity to be Free Space (i.e. 2.5- 3.0 GB free in your case) What you can do is keep all of your Documents, Pictures, Music, Saved Games etc on the External drive. A standard XP installation should not take up more then 6 GB at the most, including Office. If your going to reinstall, it would be a good time to just buy a bigger drive. It's cheaper then buying a new computer. To reinstall put the Restore CD in and boot off of that and follow the prompts. If you have a driver disc put that in after the restore. If not, XP has most drivers, but if need be, just go to the Compaq Support site, type in your make and model and it will take you to the Download Drivers page for your computer. As for old programs you no longer have serial keys to, if you bought a new drive, you can attach your old drive as a Slave drive to the new, and then still have access to all the programs on that drive.

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I'm in the process of reinstalling windows XP and am at stopping point and need immediate help. Which option do I chose from the options listed below?


To set up windows xp on the selected item, press enter

To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C

To delete the selected partition, press D.

76294 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]

-: Partition1 [FAT] 39 mb (39 mb free)
C: Partition2 [NTFS] 72849 mb (55166 mb free)
E: Partition3 [fat32] 3397 mb (526 mb free)
unpartitioned space 8 mb


A:Solved: Need help reinstalling Windows XP

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I bought a laptop several years ago and want to reinstall windows XP. However when I bought it, it didn't come with the original Windows installation discs, just a sticker on the bottom with the product key on.

I want to reinstall Windows preferably with a CD-Rom as it doesn't have a floppy disc drive (the download I found on microsoft's website seems to require a floppy disc drive).

I've just installed XP SP3 (it was originally SP1) but that doesn't seemed to have solved my problems. I did create a system restore point though and can go back prior to installing SP3.

Does anyone know where I can download a re-installation disc?

A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows

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im having trouble reinstalling my XP. my computer is infested with fragamented files, old programs and some viruses etc. ive decided to start the computer from scratch and reinstalling the Windows disk that came with the computer when i bought it. thing is, is that the disk is in the disc drive and when i reboot it doesnt read the disk and starts XP normally.

please help.

how can i get the compiter to read the disk from start up?

A:[SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows XP

Get this program to format your drive, windows format utility will
not clean the drive up totally
If you create a bootable floppy you must set your boot order in bios.
Set it to boot to a: first if creating the floppy. When that is done
which will take some time, then you must reset your boot order to
boot to the cdrom drive first. Then your xp installation should take

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I have 2 HDs in a Raid0 setup, and 2 more not, Windows is not installed on the raid drives. Is there a way I can keep the info on the raid0 drives and the drive without windows, while I wipe and reinstall windows on the other drive?

A:Solved: Reinstalling windows

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Hello Guys.
I have a laptop and 2 days ago started to act strange, first Google Chrome went dead, couldn't keep open a tab (webpage)for more than 10 seconds, gave me a error message saying that Google chrome couldn't load, i was able to used a restore point and reinstall google. but last night windows didn't want to start anymore, only show the "Windows boot Manager" (Picture 1), i cant go on Safe Mode, only one screen the "Windows Boot Manager" then when i used the Windows Installation Cd" and tried to "Repair your Computer"(Picture 2), i used the "star up Repair Tool" but is not working, it showed that find a error (picture 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) but when its done and want to restart it goes back to the same screen again "Windows boot Manager"(Screen 1), after the "starup repair tool" restar i tried to dont boot from the "CD installation" but again took me back to the same screen again"Windows boot Manager".
i dont know what to do anymore.. i dont want to Install windows 7 again, im afraid im going to lose my files with the new thing that i dont really get it on the screen "system recovery options" (Picture 3)it shows that "location for windows is on "D", its not on "D" supposed tobe on "C", i included some screenshots that i took with my cell...
i tried to run chkdsk and fsc /scannow from the boot cd but no luck ( picture 11)
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A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 dont want to start

Hi, you will need to use your OS dvd and boot from it access the command prompt ( this loads the sources sudirectory (folder) of a Ram disk identified by the drive letter x: (I see you can do this) at the cmd prompt, which will read x:sources, type:-

bcdedit | find "osdevice"
(exactly as you see here, press enter) now when windows loads the RE (repair your computer) it does not always allocate the drive letter that your OS is on. It may be some other drive letter. This cmd tells us what drive is allocated to the OS, we use this letter in our cmds.

Assume C: (if not change accordingly)

Type the following cmd's, pressing enter after each line.

Bcdedit /export c:\BCD_Backup
cd boot
attrib bcd ?s ?h ?r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
BootRec /RebuildBcd
Restart computer, let us know how you get on.

TIP: print this out you will not have access once in the RE.

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Hi guys.

I have a problem, my computer don't open after the loading window of "windows" I can bearly se a Blue screen with something writen as " failed to open...." so

What can I do , I,m now in the computer of my roomate , the only thing I can do for now is loging in safe mode , that's it .

thnk you


A:Solved: Windows dont open any more

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im giving this old but still working XP machine to my girlfriends daughter.. i am trying to reinstall windows with the CD's i got with the computer when it was new. up until now i was always able to use the CD's. i have 3 CD's. a blue CD with the Operating system on it. a red CD for drivers. and a yellow one for applications. i have to put the red one in first to start the show. but now i get a message that says CD not recognized. now i have 2 DVD drives. when i put the CD in the second one. it shows up in my computer. but it wont boot from that drive. it ask me to put it in the first drive. but when i do and reboot. it says CD not recognized?

i tried to use the microsoft DVD fix it but it didn't work.

would i have to disconnect the first drive. to get it to boot up on the second?

the first drive is a DVD-RAM and the second is a DVD-ROM. if that helps any.

WOW i never typed so much in my life at one time. LOL

Thanks for any help

A:Solved: reinstalling windows xp cd not regonized

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I decided to format my computer today and reinstall windows. My windows7 disk works fine but right after the "cooying files" process the installation fails. This right after I boot from the win7 disk and do custom install, which is the only option other than "upgrade." I have no clue what to do from here.

Kind of frustrated because I don't think typing an essay on my phone will work, hahaha. Probably shouldn't have formated today, thought it was only going to take a couple hours. Oh well.

Any advise?

A:Solved: Trouble reinstalling windows

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I tried to run a slip stream version (SP3) of Windows XP home edition. Everything seems to have gone okay, but when I restart the computer, it says that it needs activation from Microsoft before I can log in, and gives me two choices: yes or no. Clicking on either of them keeps me on a blank screen for hours. I have the original XP disk, but hate to go through that process, since that would take some time to update it to SP3. This is spare computer, so I am not really in a hurry to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. Many thanks for any help in solving this.

A:Solved: Windows XP does not start after reinstalling

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Recently my computer got a virus, after removing it using Malwarebytes/avg antivirus/spybot, my computer refuses to hibernate or go into sleep mode, this is a big problem for me as i always use hibernate mode when i'm not on the computer, regular power off just takes too long to turn back on when I need something important, I tried many things to try to fix this, including installing SP 3 (i am running windows xp media center edition) and installing a hotfix from the dell website (i have an inspiron e1705) with no avail.

As a final try I think I want to try a fresh windows install, since that will most likely fix it, but there is my problem. Long ago after burning a Cd, my dvd/cdr drive stopped reading/writing cd's. My windows disc is a DVD, so my drive will read it fine, but my drivers CD that i need to use after the windows DVD is on a CD, which my laptop won't read. I have an external dvd/cd drive but I was wondering if after a fresh windows install, would my computer be able to use it's USB port so i can use the external drive to install the drivers CD

A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows Question

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I have followed all the directions for reinstalling Windows XP and have re-booted my computer from the CD. When I get to the EULA it will not accept me pressing F8 to agree to it. The problem I was having is that when I start my computer it keeps trying to start Window Professional Edition, which I do not have.

A:Solved: Windows XP 2000 not reinstalling

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Hey guys!

I need your help. I am trying to format (or completely wipe out) my hard-drive on a Dell Dimension 3000 and reinstalling windows XP but somehow I installed a second version of XP and everytime my PC boots it asks me which version of windows to use. Trust me, I have done plenty of research on how this happend but after messing with my PC for over 6hours I finally gave up!

Basically when I tried reinstalling windows the first time, I was given a choice to delete certain partitions on my HD but when I tried deleting the main partition (with the most data on it - drive C:) setup said there are certain files on that partition that setup needs to continue. So I figuered I have to boot from the CD. I pop in the CD, windows setup doesnt start from it. I change the boot sequence in BIOS and still, setup will not start from the CD. I can get into setup by starting one of the two windows versions however and running the XP CD by double clicking on it but that won't let me delete that one partition I am trying to get rid of.

What should I do? I am helpless :(

One more info: When my computer boots up there are two function keys: F2: Setup and F12 Boot Menu - I did try getting into the boot menu and tried booting from the CD, again - nothing! PLEASE HELP ME!! Thank you so much for your replies!

A:[SOLVED] [Windows xp] Deleting HD and reinstalling Xp, HELP HELP HELP!!

it sounds like you have a system restore cd not the retail one and you pop the cd in boot up the computer and hit a F key or a sequence of keys and it goes into the restore
but you will lose everything on there unless it offers a non destructive restore option

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Hello, I have a Dell Dimension 2400 2.66 ghz desktop computer that I am trying to reinstall windows xp home onto. During the process, it gave me the options to either repair or install a new copy so I chose repair since it already had xp installed. It was going fine but it got to where the computer restarted and continued setup and during this when it said it was installing windows it gets about half way through then stops and says there was a problem and it won't continue. It says : Bad_Pool_Caller. I have tried to do it a few times and it keeps coming up with this message and won't finish installing windows. I tried to start in safe mode but it won't start that way.

Please tell me what I can do to fix this and get windows to re-install all the way.


A:[SOLVED] Help Please! Problem reinstalling windows xp

Hello ,

what you need to do is get this program

follow link


you will want to get the full free suite

install to a working computer & create a bootable cd

then stick into the cd rom / you will want to select the kill option in the toolbar

then wait for the process to compleat

then when done remove the disk & put in your restore cd & reboot

now this will compleatly wipe the drive and write it to zero's like new from the factory

so the restore process will have the added step of formating the drive wich will take a little longer

then you will have to use the cd that came with your restore set to install all your drivers (DO THIS BEFOR YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE TO YOUR SYSTEM )

then do a defrag & start installing all your software /antivirus /firewall ( if you use a 3rd party)/ spyware programs / then connect to the internet and do updates

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I'm trying to Reinstall Windows XP on a hard drive that has been completely wiped clean. I have a 5 yr old CD from Dell called "Reinstallation CD MS Windows XP home ed." I also have a CD called "Digital Life Tools." Neither will boot up the computer and the error message is: "load needed DLLS for Kernal." What are some things I sould do to relaod windows?

Suggestions and comments appreciated. Thanks, Robt

A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows XP. How can I Reboot?

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Hi all
I am selling my PC and as such formatting the HD using DBAN.

When I buy a new PC (with no OS), Will I still be able to use my old Win7 disc and product key?

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: reinstalling windows on new PC, old product key?

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I've just reinstalled windows XP Home Edition SP1 and can't access the internet. What didn't I do? What other device do I need to install?

A:[SOLVED] Can't get online after reinstalling windows XP

and welcome to the Forum

You likely need to install all the motherboard drivers. Install the Chipset driver first, then the others.

You can look in Device Manager to see what is missing

What Brand and Model is the pc?

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I got a virus on my computer 2 weeks ago and have been unable to get rid of it. I think it has altered some of my windows32 files and replaced my svchost. The online tech guy I was working with concluded, after 2 weeks of scans and logs, that it's a new variant and it may take a while to figure out a fix.

I would like to reformat my computer, but here's what's happening:

I place the following CD into my drive:

I boot up the computer and the first screen that comes up is:

I press f12 to access the boot menu and the following screen appears:

I select onboard or usb CD-ROM Drive and press enter and it starts reading the disk:

It then asks me what I want to do with the CD and I press enter (to select set up Windows XP now):
Then this screen pops up:
When I press the up or down arrow key or d, I get the following message:
Thanks for the help.

A:Solved: Reformatting and Reinstalling Windows XP

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After exhausting all attempts to rid the IRQL not equal..... blue screen of death I decided to reinstall windows so I wouldn't have to reinstall all my programs. I read carefully how to do it and followed all instructions. (I did NOT use the repair console). Everything seemed to reinstall properly but when I boot up, windows installs, it shows my name and default wallpaper but there are NO icons, start button in the lower left or anything else, just the wallpaper picture.

Any suggestions as to how to get access to my programs and icons again?

A:Solved: No Icons after reinstalling Windows

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Hello everyone I am new to this forum and have a problem. I recently built a computer with a brand new mobo and a hard drive with windows 7 preinstalled. After reading some posts I now realize I need to do a reinstall of windows with the new mobo because like many others,who here have made my same mistake, I am getting the rebooting at the start screen and can not start my computer. My question is -How can I do a reinstall of windows if my computer will not recognize the disc? It just keeps restarting. I tried a boot disc and then putting in the windows disc but the computer tells me there are corrupt files or errors. Do I need to erase the hard drive and then install with the new mobo because all of my hard drives have some form of windows 7 -64 or 32 bit on them

A:Solved: New mobo reinstalling windows 7

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I am trying to reinstall Windows Vista, due to a problem I had earlier with it. I'm using the recovery discs sent to me by HP, and I am following the directions they gave me in order to do the reinstallation. After I put the first recovery disc in, Windows says "Windows is loading files ...... " and then the screen appears with the green bar moving back and forth (what the normal startup would be). Then, there is a light blue screen with a mouse pointer. That's it. I can move the mouse, but nothing else will happen. I've been waiting over an hour for the recovery process to start, but nothing is happening.

I pretty much ruled out it being a hardware issue, as Ubuntu works fine on the computer. Does anyone know why the recovery won't start and why the blue screen is there?

Also, I was thinking, is there a difference between a recovery disc and an actual Windows installation disc? Could this be why I am having the problem? Would using a Windows install disc guarantee it will work?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Solved: Problems reinstalling Windows

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I was recently given a dell optiplex gx260 pc, which is practically unusable due to malware and viruses on it.

I am intending to do a clean reinstall of windows xp on it.

However the only keyboard i have is usb, and although it seems to work when it asks me to press f2 to go to setup, it does not work when I get the "press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, so i have no way to go to the windows setup screen.

If i disable the hard disk and let it default to start from cd i can go into the windows setup screen and the keyboard works to set the options on that, but of course it wont work because it cant detect the disk drive.

I have no way to get a regular non usb (ps2?) keyboard other than buying one, which i dont want to do just so i can press one button.

Can anyone advise me?


A:Solved: Reinstalling windows on pc with usb keyboard.

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I've Windows 7, and I used to reinstall it quite often before. But now I've some Windows Live game saves, which wouldn't work after I'd reinstall the Windows. I wonder, what are the benefits or reinstalling Windows? I believe my registry would be cleaned out of unused chunks of information, as well as some unused files on the Windows partition, but other than that, there's really no benefit that couldn't be achieved by hand?

A:[SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows - benefits?

There are really no benefits to reinstall. Yes old files and a new fresh clean is nice but with time you get back to where you are now.

I suggest not reinstalling and just keep what you have.

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ok this just recently started happening, when i start Windows instead of giogn straight to windows i get a message saying "Pick Os to run" giving me the choices of "Windows XP pro) or Windows XP backup this never came up before anyone know how to make it boot straight to windows without getting this problem?

A:Solved: Windows XP problem (dont know what to call it)

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I broke the video card slot in my Gigabyte mobo, dont ask how lol, but now I'm ordering a replacement but its going to be the same model exactly.
So im wondering if i could just put it in and everything would work the same or not?
and would i have to reinstall windows?

A:[SOLVED] Installing new mobo, without reinstalling windows 7

Hi 7up3345,

If the motherboard is the exact brand and model then you shouldn't have to do anything.

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I have an Asus EEE PC 1011PX that was running Windows 7 starter. It was running quite slowly (and Windows 7 starter has its limitations), so I opted to have a dual boot system (Windows 7 and crunchbang linux).

I've done this before on other systems without problems, but I think I might have installed linux on the wrong partition (the EEE seemed to have several and I picked the wrong one). Luckily I have managed to recover the data from the hard drive by taking it out and connecting it to a USB to SATAII box, but I still don't have a functioning machine.

I have two questions:

Does anyone know how I solve the BOOTMGR is missing message?

How can I install Windows 7 without using a CD/DVD (no disk drive)?


A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows 7 on EEE PC when 'BOOTMGR is missing'

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Please have patience with me, while I ask my questions.

I just bought a new Toshiba Satellite L750D which came with windows 7, and we had the option of having either 4gb or 8gb of ram when we bought it. We requested the 8gb so the sales person organised for the extra ram to be installed.

He informed me that they only had the display model left, but I said that was fine. When I got the computer home though I could see that it had 8gb installed, but only 3.5 was usable...

I'm probably wrong, but I assumed this was because the computer had already had it's initial start up done, and the store we bought it from had set it up on 32bit instead of 64...

Anyhoo, my brother helped me to reinstall Windows 7 so I could have 64 bit and everything all worked fine. I've been downloading all of the missing drivers and everything is going fine, except for my resolution.

I've got the Radion M6310 graphics card, and have downloaded the driver for it, but when I go into the screen resolution settings it says I've got the Standard VGA graphics adapter and I still only have 2 resolution options: 1024 X 768 or 800 X 600.

1024x768 makes everything very small, with tiny writing - I can zoom in, but if I do that in IE then all of the words run together.

If I change to 800x600 everything is huge and doesn't fit on the screen.

Also when I try and play a movie it seems really pixelated. Some of them are bearable, but I've included a screen shot of one that's really bad.

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A:[SOLVED] Not happy with resolution after reinstalling Windows 7

I guess your aero theme is not activated, it is still basic theme. Go to start and type aero in the search bar and then select "find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects" hopefully it would solve your problem.

Also see your graphic driver.

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A used HP Pavilion dv1000 laptop was given to me and in an attempt to reinstall Windows XP Home Edition, I feel I have made matters worse.

I apologize before hand if this subject has already been exhausted by other users, which I'm sure it has, but all the other threads that pertained to this topic ended up being very confusing to me; and fast. So I thought I'd start fresh.

The laptop was given to me without any installation CDs, so I did some research and found that you can reinstall the OS from a file called winnt32.exe in the I386 folder, so with product registration keys at my disposal, I decided to give it a go.

Before doing this, I installed a program called DriverMax to back up all my drivers, as advised to do so in a blog I read somewhere on the web. Upon installation, the program searched for drivers on my computer and then proceeded to place all of them in one folder. I hate to sound dumb, but I should copy these drivers to an external source before attempting to reinstall the OS, right? I'm not exactly sure how it's gonna work after I install the OS, but I'm assuming I can restore all the drivers with the press of an "import" option within the DriverMax program. Is this a good practice? Has anyone used this program before?

After backing up my documents and other important files, I went ahead with the installation. It seemed to be doing what I expected it to, until I failed to realize that my cooling pad wasn't on, result... Read more

A:Solved: Is Reinstalling Windows XP Supposed To Be A Headache?

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I was reading in another thread here a guy wanted to reinstall his windows xp home edition.
He was told to just put in the system disk and somewhere along the way in would ask him if he wanted to reformat, is that right?

Heres what I want to do, I am helping the next door neighbors daughter which live quite aways away. Anyway she sent me the system disk etc.

It is a Dell Demension 2400. She sent the system disk along with the driver and utility disk.
I want to reformat and reinstall.

With the dell disk can I just put the system disk in and follow along and it will tell me when to reformat and then continue to reinstall the whole system?
and you don't need the product key right? Cause she sent the system disk and the driver and utility disk and thats it. or do I have to get floppy boot disks and go through all of that?

If I can just use the system disk, I would use that for reformating and putting the system on and then when that is all done then I would have to run the driver and utility disk, right? and then put all the windows updates back on.? Can some one let me know the best and easiest way to reformat and reinstall? I need to know about the product key part to cause I don't want to get started and no have that. It is the disk that was with her computer when she bought it.

I made a set of those 6 windows xp setup boot disks if I need them, and if I do I need to no if I just run all 6 of those and they start with the system cd

A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows XP Home--question

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I recently reinstalled Windows 7 (on my SSD), and everything is working well except for my 1 Terabyte non-SSD HDD.

My HDD is detected in BIOS, so I'm inclined to think it's a driver issue -- however, I installed the correct drivers that came with the motherboard. How can I test whether it's a driver or hardware issue? I imagine I could hook up my HDD to another computer to see if it's still working. Is that the best approach?

A:Solved: After Reinstalling Windows, My Secondary HD Is Not Detected

We should try the more comon things first; have you gone into Device Manager and verified that all the drivers are in fact installed? Also go to Disk Management and see if the drive is listed there and if so what it's status is.

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Hi guys,

since you've been a great support during my last technical problem, i'm back ;].

My desktop running windows 7 and windows vista (dual boot) freezes right after booting up. I thought my installation of windows 7 was corrupted so I tried reinstalling it, but during the installation (formatting/choosing partitions) it froze again. Then I tried booting up the vista installation(clean installation), it also froze right after booting. Since it doesn't matter which OS I try booting (it freezes anyway) I am suspicious about my hardware. Is this problem most likely due a corrupted HDD or a worn out mobo?

I hope you can help me out here, this is real pickle. (It's my game pc and I really would like to play MW3 x], bad timing.)

Greetings from Holland!

A:Solved: Windows 7 freezes right after booting (also during reinstalling W7)

Not so much a corrupted hard drive as a faulty or failed one (possibly). You need to test it with the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software before looking elsewhere for the cause.

As Windows won't run, you''ll need to download the DOS version of the diagnostic software which runs from a bootable CD. It's an ISO CD-image file and the links are here:

When you've got the ISO file, create a CD from it using "IMGBurn" from here:
then boot your PC from it. Run the Long or Extended test for a full drive health report.

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Windows being the peice of crap that it gets slow after 1-2 years of solid use, even with the creation of partitions to optimise the use, and consistant deframentation, it gets slow after a year of solid use. So youre forced to reinstall now and again.

So anyway I have reinstalled XP, and now I cant access my WHOLE My documents folder on a seperate partition.

EVERYTHING is in there, college work, work documents, CV, photos, Music, Videos

Is there anyway in which I can decrypt it!?

Or Anyway I can recover the user key from the formatted C drive, with tuneup undelete or something?

Thank you.

In desperate need of help.

A:[SOLVED] How Can iI decrypt My files after reinstalling windows xp?

By the way all I did to this folder, was right click, and clicked 'Make this folder private'

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with windows xp home edition as the operating system. At this point it is updated to sp3, but it has some problems and I want to reset it to factory settings. It doesn't have the option available to do this, but I ordered an installation disk for windows xp home edition to reset my laptop using the product key for my laptop. My question is will it matter that the original xp that came on the laptop wasn't sp3? Or can I reinstall directly to sp3?

A:Solved: reinstalling windows xp operating system

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I bought an emachine (T2542) desktop at a garage sale, it didnt come with a cd but it did come with a whole bunch of viruses, worms and trojans. I connected to the internet( so I can download an antivirus but I couldnt because it will switch to a different sight and all the popups, so I had to reinstall windows from an old cd that I had. everything went well and seems to work fine but I cant connect to the internet. I went to emachines main sight( Series&model=T2542) I downloaded and installed all the drivers except the Conexant Modem Driver and RealTek Onboard Network Drivers I couldnt install those because there was no set up to those I dont know how to install those! CAN ANYBODY PLEASSSE HELP? I GREATLY APPRECIATE ALL THE ADVICE OR HELP I CAN GET. I downloaded everest heres my report............................................--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer HUGO-PC (Hugos computer)
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-09-10
Time 16:08
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A:Solved: Cant connect to internet after reinstalling windows

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my pc has lost all sound. speakers are working but when I go in to sounds and multimedia in control panel everything is grey so I can't tick boxes or change anything. It was fine one day then the next gone. I've virus scanned and found nothing


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Hi. My son (11yr old) has been given an old Dell Inspiron 1501 (running Windows XP) which was full of lots of miscellaneous, incorrectly removed/deleted stuff that wouldn't uninstall. It was not running well at all.
To try and solve the problem, we searched online and found out about Dell's recovery partition. However, this Dell didn't have a partition of any sort to fall back on - deleted by a past owner (there have been 2)??
As another solution, we thought to try to start again from scratch and reformat the hard drive by reinstalling the OS. We have an original Windows XP setup disk (and reg numbers) and I searched online for guidance on how to do it. I followed (the seemingly basic) instructions but it wouldn't work; the disk loaded to the initial blue menu screen thingy, but then did nothing more.
And this is where it goes badly wrong - I decided to erase the hard drive data to then try to reload the OS. I researched and found DBAN on the net, recommended as perfect for data deletion. I made the DBAN ISO image disk on my own PC, stuck it in the Dell and it worked brilliantly - the Dell loaded up the file from the disk and voila, everything was deleted.
But now the Windows install disk still won't work. ARGH!
I have changed the Dell's BIOS to boot from the CD-ROM and when the computer starts up the CD-ROM ticks over but nothing happens until eventually it stops. There is a black screen with only a blinking cursor (no text) in the top left ... Read more

A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows XP from setup disk

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I've previously installed Windows Live! Messenger and Windows Live! Mail and have uninstalled both incorrectly.
Now I can't reinstall them, because Windows Live Installer thinks that they are already installed, but they are not.

They both don't appear on 'Add/Remove Programs' and Revo Uninstaller, and searching the registry for 'Messenger' or 'Windows Live' yields too many results to mess with.

How can I "tell" Windows Live Installer that they are not installed?

A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows Live! applications

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I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 on 7/10 dual boot breaks dual boot

Originally Posted by Carsomyr

I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!

This is a good MSDN topic:
Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

Read it and ask any questions, lots of members know this stuff and can help guide you if you need it.

Make sure you're reading the information on BCDedit - that's the tool for Win7 and higher.

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I had to reinstall Windows 7, and after doing so, now when I try to use certain filters in Photoshop, or open my webcam software, I receive an error about not having the proper video graphics card or its driver installed.

I haven't changed any hardware, and those programs worked just fine before, so I'm guessing it's a problem with either recognizing the card or the driver? I'm not sure, any help is greatly appreciated!

A:[SOLVED] Graphics card problem after reinstalling Windows


It would be easier to help you if we could see some system specs.
Please download Speccy System Information Tool and save it to somewhere convenient such as your desktop.
Close any programs that may be running including your browser and double click Speccy.exe to run the tool.
Watch out for any offers to install other programs such as google chrome and untick the box(es) if you don't want them.
Speccy will very quickly scan your pc and create a report.
Top left of screen click file and select Publish Snapshot...
Click Yes to proceed.
Copy the URL to your clipboard and paste it into your next reply.

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Hello guys.
My sis asked me to reinstall her Win 7. So, without hesitation I did a back up of all her important files and reinstall Win. Later she complained me she can`t open some of her Excel files. And asked me to help..ofcourse. I have tried to fix it somehow, for example opened excel in safe mode, used «open and repair» - it doesn`t work.
I have no idea what it can be and how can I cure it. Maybe reinstalling of Windows is cause of these troubles..Does anyone know the solution?

A:Solved: Problem with excel files after reinstalling Windows

Did you reinstall her Office programs, i.e. Word, Excel and etc.?

NOTE: All programs were wipe out when you reinstalled Windows, so you will need to reinstall ALL of her programs.

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I bought a hard drive about two months ago and havent installed it yet. Sure hope it works because if not I'm just screwed. lol. But the reason I havent installed it yet is because I really can't afford to buy another copy of windows or another copy of office 2007. So is it possible to add a new hard drive without having to install Windows all over again?

A:Solved: Hard Drive Install Without reinstalling windows

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I have a dell dimension 5100 that I need to reinstall windows xp pro. I currently have RAID 0 configured by default. I do not want RAID 0 at all so I removed RAID from both SATA drives in the BIOS prior to reinstalling.

Now the problem..... I started the reinstallation process for Windows XP pro on sata drive 0. The drive was formatted and once finshed windows would not boot up. The dell boot screen keeps coming up. Do I have to manually format sata drive 0 and 1 then try reinstalling? Or does RAID 0 have to be configured? Researching my machine it does not say anything about RAID cannot be removed.

Please help!

A:[SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows XP Pro On A Dell Dimension 5100

This issue is happening after you formatted drive, then selected the unallocated space to install windows on, then windows copied files and restarted to finish installation? Or did you format drive and then just try to boot?

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A few weeks ago I was forced to reinstall windows due to a number of programs not running correctly. I believe, although I am not certain, that this was caused by a conflict with the new version of Java that had been installed. I reinstalled Windows XP Professional. The disk that I used is legit. However, it was for a Fujitsu PC not a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120, which I am running. I have got most things working properly again by downloading drivers from the Toshiba website. This has included drivers for the Wireless Card and the Sound Card, which wern't working immediatly after the reinstallation. This has been fine for the past few weeks as I have not needed anything else. I now want to play a computer game I need a video card installed. I know there is one in my laptop and I think that its is an ATI Radeon XPress 200, although I am not certain about this. I do not have the driver for this and the only one I have been able to download so far did not work saying something about VGA. It is possible that I downloaded the wrong driver. All I know for certain about my Video Card is that was manufactured by ATI. The Video Card driver is not available via the Toshiba website. Do you have any suggestions about what I should try next because I am out of ideas?

Cheers Steve

A:Solved: Video Card Disappeared After Reinstalling Windows

Found this one from Toshiba site UK

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My main disk runs windows XP MCE '05, and I usually have no problem with it,
However, I tried to follow a double boot tutorial that was a little out of my league, and now I messed up the boot settings and possibly more.
When XP tries to load, it says the file "ntoskrnl" is missing/corrupt.
So, I have an extra hard drive handy, and I install Windows 2000 on it, to see if my files are still ok on my main disk.
Turns out they're fine: just the c:\Windows portion of the XP drive is messed up. Pictures wont load, text files wont open, you get the issue...
However, I try to open say, a music file from my itunes folder on the XP drive, and I'm completely successful.

Heres what I know in summary:
1. Something's wrong with just the c:\windows part of my HDD
3. I have the OEM install disks
4. Files in other directories work great, my user data is fine too.
5. Because of the above, I super SUPER don't want to wipe my disk.

Is there any way that I can recover or reinstall windows without losing my data? I'm typing this from the problem pc, on the 2000 HDD, so I know that the problem isn't my equipment, but something with my XP drive and/or boot settings.

Any help would be completely and totally appreciated.


A:[SOLVED] Reinstalling/recovering c:\windows *without* losing data?

Hi Zachary,

The good news is can do a "repair" of the installation without losing any data, and here's how...

How to perform a "Repair" of your Windows?XP Installation.

(The Windows? XP CD will be required for this procedure.)

Please Note: Performing a ?Repair Installation? in this manner does not delete any Personal Files, it just 'repairs' the core of the installation.

Restart the computer and as soon as it starts to 'fire up' continually tap the Delete key so that access can be made into the BIOS...once in here, reset the boot order this way...
? HDD (or IDE0)
? Floppy/Other device (if you don't have a floppy).

Insert the Windows? XP SP2 CD in the Drive; then, Save and Exit the BIOS.

Reboot the computer; a screen will appear, that says... Boot from CD.... Press any key to Boot from CD...follow the will then progress to a Blue screen and load the basic drivers.

During this procedure, there will be an option to hit F6 to install any third party RAID drivers (if you have any).

A prompt will appear to press r to enter the Recovery Console...PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS, as another option will come up to allow the option to 'Repair' the installation, and select the partition that needs repairing... please select this option.

Once that's done, it will continue to load; then, it will want to reboot, so just let it!
The computer will then be returned to the previous "Black Sc... Read more

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I'm giving a my old laptop to my friend but first I want to reinstall Windows XP so all my data will be wiped.

I bought the laptop used, so it didn't come with an OS DVD. I searched through my stuff and managed to find the Operating System DVD for my old computer which the disc to install Windows XP Media Center 2005.

So can I install this OS on the laptop? And if I do, does that mean all of my data will be gone (which is my goal)?

A:[SOLVED] Giving Dell Laptop to friend, question about reinstalling Windows XP Media C

Technically, if it's an OEM disk then, no, you can't install it. If it's a full (or upgrade) version then you should be fine providing it is not installed on any other machine. If you don't care whether it has an OS installed or not then boot from the CD (DVD?) that you have and allow the setup to proceed as far as the disk formatting section. Allow it to format and then cancel the install. Nice clean disk that only a forensic expert would be able to reconstruct any data that was there.

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I currently have a laptop with Windows XP SP2 and Windows 7 RC 64-bit. I want to install Windows 7 RC 32-bit over the 64-bit installation. Will this affect my XP partition? Will I still be able to boot Windows XP via the new loader?
Thanks in advance!

A:[SOLVED] Reinstalling OS on dual boot

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

You should be fine doing it, its only usually when you downgrade the windows with a dual boot system
The only problem would be if you had to change the xp installation.

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Hello, over the past day and a half this problem has gotten a lot worse. Windows automatic updates cannot be turned on, this has spread to norton automatic updates as well.

recently started to get frequent stop errors having to do with ntfs.sys or srtsp.sys files.

ive also been getting adult popups in internet explorer and the computer seems to be running slower than norm.

Help would be appreciated asap as i need this comp to study for exams :S

Thank You

My hijack this report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:49:11 PM, on 6/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\VentSrv\... Read more

A:Solved: Norton/windows auto updates dont work, slow computer, adult site popups, sto

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Hello all,

I have been having a problem for quite some time now. I'm unsure when it started happening because it's been going on for such a long time now. So, here's whats been going on.

Every time i try to delete something, it finishes deleting and the 'Deleting' Windows stays open and it tells me its calculating how much time is remaining and it says 0 bytes left. o to get rid of the window i have to restart windows explorer from the task manager. Another problem i've been having is that when i rename a file, i can't X out of the window that i renamed the file in and i have to restart windows explorer for it to work. After i restart WE the folder/file is renamed. The last problem linked to this is that whenever i move/copy a file, it keeps the 'Moving' window open and i can't close it unless i restart windows explorer.

It's a real pain to deal with this and if anyone could help me out that would be great...

I have an HP desktop running Windows Vista x64 Bit. If you need anymore info just let me know. Thanks guys


A:[Help] Recycle bin freezes, windows explorer crashes, delete windows dont close

Wecome Vinny,
I think that we may be able to solve your problem. Initially, a few reasons come to mind for your problem. Lets go step by step
Update and make a full anti virus scan
Download and make a full scan with Malwarebytes.
Run an SFC scan
System Files - SFC Command
Run 3 times if errors are found.
Finally, if nothing else is found, hit alt cntrl and delete at the same time on your keyboard, bring up task manager.
Go to process, click show process from all users. Then give us a screen shot.
Take a memory test
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums

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A couple of months ago i clicked on the upgrade to Windows 10 icon and got upgraded to Windows10. My Laptop was super slow after that so i downgraded back to Windows 7

Now my machine boots alright but the Keyboard and Touchpad are not working. I tried system recovery but i dont have a saved point as i had recently done a clean install of windows7

Please help

Dell Inspiron N5050
Windows 7 Home Edition 64Bit
8 GB RAM (4+4)

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My start menu on windows 10 cannot click any programs to launch.
Also the new settings app. i cannot click anything on that either.
I have tried to restart explorer.exe but still doesnt work.

Any help would be appreciated

A:Windows Start Menu and Windows 10 Apps Dont Click

nvm it started working again :S

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Hi all,

I just reinstalled windows. After going thru a-lot of problems (tried to install windows on SATA drive without having a floppy) i succeed. I thought that was the end for my problems (for now at-least) and started installing my drivers. also formatted all the other partitions and restarted the computer. Before restarting everything worked properly.
When the computer booted and the windows loading screen went on I thought it'll take it a few seconds, but it went for like 10 minutes and didn't stop loading. I decided to grab something to eat and went for about 10 more minutes. when I came back it was still loading so i decided to restart.
When windows got to the safe mode screen i decided to choose try the last best setting and it helped. windows loaded properly but didn't have the drivers i installed before, so I installed them. restart again and windows not working again.
back to take the last best setting and back to windows working. I did it step by step (installing a driver and rebooting...) but didn't installed RAID controller and USB driver.
Since i don't need them i decided to not installed them. but my problem occurs when i try to update windows. Internet Explorer stops working as soon as i go inside "windows update" or "microsoft update", but i know it worked before i did the first restart.
Also going to the Automatic Update tab in System Settings gives me an error.

What should i do?
Thanks a-lot

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A:Windows update not loading and more problems occuring after reinstalling windows

I have found that installing drivers it is best to do one at a time and make sure the system boots before installing another. That way you can figure out which one is giving you a problem.

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Hi there I hope this is the correct place to put my post
I upgraded my one pc's mother board and chip to a Jetway Intel G31 series mother board and a 2.5 duel core chip set. I used my IDE hard drive that I used on the previous motherboard to boot up but as soon as my pc start to boot up and want to show the xp logo the computer reboots.
I only see the xp logo for about 3 second before it reboots.

Any assistance will be appriciated

Thank you

A:Solved: Dont Want To boot XP after mother board and Chip Upgrade

Moving a hard drive with XP already installed rarely works because the hardware is different, as you have found. You can do a repair install if you have your Windows installation CD. Are you able to boot XP in Safe Mode?

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I bought my copy of Windows Vista Home Premium yesterday, during installation, It said its not able to update from XP, and that it needs to do a Fresh install, when I boot up my PC now, It keeps asking me to choose what I want to Boot, XP or Vista, is there a way I can delete XP, I want to only have Vista on here now?


Thanks for the Help.

A:How to Uninstall Windows XP, after a Windows Vista Install (I dont want to OS on PC)

honestly if you don't have anything important on vista yet the easiest thing might to just reinstall vista and just format the whole hard drive during setup.

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hi all

First I know this has been asked a many times but no solutions seems to work for me. I have a bunch of stuff going wrong and all seems to related to each other.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
That is how the problem progressed:

1. I was trying to enable Telnet service and found out that 'Turn Windows Features on/off' in Control panel > Programs and Features is a blank list.

I checked on internet and i found out that it means my windows update wont be working as well so i check it:

2. Windows update gives the error 80070002 and it does not check for updates.

3. Again check net and it said to run sfc/scannow in command prompt (as administrator). I did it. and it gives error 'Windows Resource Protection can't execute the command'.

I have tried everything. I have tried:
msconfig.exe to enable/disable services and restarting and rechecking.
Uninstalling my Avast Antivirus.
Running MS Fixit tool.
I have checked disk check in advanced startup options.
Deleted 'C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download' contents and recheck the Windows update facility.
Nothing works. I dont have Windows CD coz my laptop came installed with windows.

Thanks for reading. and helping

A:Windows Update and Windows Features dont work.

Welcome to SevenForums,

Please try this suggestion and let us know how it goes:
Windows Update error 80070002


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Cannot get out for more than a few days and these half baked builds are killing me! They say to get the next public build and opt out then. Where are these public builds? All I ever get are insider builds!

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So a friend and i where downloading some files and we both got a virus that causes the BSOD. So whenever i start my computer and it reaches the desktop i crash and burn in a fire of blue screen death. So i tried to do what he did which is reinstalling windows but for some reason my computer wont boot from the disk. I went on my laptop and copied the files from the disk onto a usb and then went into bios on my broken computer and changed the boot priority to 1. cd rom 2. floppy and i took out my harddrive in the thought that it would have to boot from the cd or usb since the hardrive wasnt active (dissabled it in boot device priority). So when i tried to boot it up again it says "Please insert bootable device into device." Both my USB and my windows 7 OEM disk are in the computer. So i guess my question is how can i get my computer to start from the disk or usb?
I have tried tapping f12 and that didnt work. Dissabled Quick Boot in bios menu and now im lost and confused.

Thanks in advance.

A:Blue Screen = Reinstalling Windows 7 [moved from Windows 7]

How about telling us brand and model of laptop. You would be literally amazed at how much easier it is to help you.

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The problem is during the middle of the installation, at the expanding windows processes it says there's multiple corrupt files on my C: harddrive, which is where I'm attempting to install the OS on. It says to run chkdsk utility utility, but anything beyond the screen with bios always says there's a disk load error to start, or another error which I can't remember but would only allow me to restart to remove the error. Is there anyway to access the corrupt files or to let me run chkdsk utility?

A:Reinstalling windows after windows recovery options failing to help

You should be able to run the DOS version of the drive manufacturer's own analysis tool. It will attempt to fix any errors. Maybe with success, maybe not. If it fails, you may have a warranty claim.

How confident are you that you have error-free and legitimate installation media? Was it burned from an ISO? Borrowed? Bought in DVD form?

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My friend asked me to help him dual boot Linux on his computer, so I used the device manager to shrink his Windows partition and installed Ubuntu in the free space. He has a Lenovo Y580, which features RapidDrive technology. As I understood it, this technology was like ReadyBoost, but with an mSATA Solid State Drive. I was wrong. RapidDrive operates at a filesystem level, effectively spanning the data across the solid state drive and the hard disk drive. This configuration isn't readable by anything but the host installation of Windows and Lenovo's One Key Recovery (OKR) factory-defaults restoration software.

For some reason probably related to RapidDrive, the Ubuntu install failed. After the installation completed, GRUB2 (the GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2) didn't appear. After some troubleshooting, I decided that I wanted to boot into Windows, and found that I couldn't. The (broken) copy of GRUB had overwritten Microsoft's bootloader.

I tried to use Super Grub Disk to boot the Windows partition manually, but it wouldn't work. So I decided to use the Windows Recovery Disc to repair the startup process. It worked, but it made things worse. Instead of repairing the boot for my Windows installation, it "repaired" it for Lenovo's hidden OKR partitions. As I understand it, the bootsector points to one of the recovery partitions which has the Boot Manager installed in it. Unfortunately, there isn't a BCD store on that partition, so the boot fails, and I can't boot... Read more

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 Bootloader Without Access to Windows Partition

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

Lenovo's One Key Recovery may not after doing the above.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

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Dear Team,

I need your help with the following issue.

After reinstalling a new coly of windows 7 i cannot find my pictures in folders windows.old.
The strange think is that i cannot find the pictures and the files that where in a sub folder inside a directory.
The capacity of my hard disk shows that files are not deleted but i still cannot find them.
Can you please help me???

Thank you!!!

A:Recovering files from windows.old folder after reinstalling windows

try some 3rd party software to get your lost files back. MiniTool power data recovery tool is a nice one and you can get free licenses when they give licenses away.

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My programs all of sudden dont load on start up-
my firewall has stopped functioning and reinstalling it didnt helpI use the Nvidia firewall that came with my computer it stopped funtioning I uninstalled and reinstalled but it doesnt even appear in my program files anymore.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:15:19 AM, on 10/10/2006
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\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:&... Read more

A:My Programs All Of Sudden Dont Load On Start Up- My Firewall Has Stopped Functioning And Reinstalling It Didnt Help

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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Windows 8.1 RT I need to run very specific simple exe and the name is `meta trader4 .exe` which is not available in windows store and it seams it will never available ever..I need a solution..i don't wont to put it in to bin..i love my little device,

please help.

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Hey folks!

When I started my computer today, i was told it could not boot due to \windows\system32\config\system being missing or not working properly. It explained I could pop in my Windows XP cd to go to the repair thingy(don't actually know the name - my computer settings is in Danish, I hope you understand). And nothing happened and I was told to write EXIT to restart the computer and other than than a cmd promt where i could type commands. Due to not being that tech savy, i decided to get online and search around for a way around it, if it existed.

I read that others had the same problem and various other stuff how to solve it. Most popular the "copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config" and "chkdsk :c /r"

I hereafter tried the chkdsk c: /r method seeing as moving/copying things around with no idea what i was doing could be a bad idea.
It ran the CheckDisk test, and said some problems were fixed. But when i restarted the computer the problem was still there.

Now my question. Should I attempt the copy method, and is there anything special I should note? OR is there another way to do this. A windows install on top of my own? But I really don't wanna lose any data, as I have a lot of work on it.

Some details which might be important:
1. The XP disk I used to start the repair is not the XP disk used for installing the XP version i have on the computer. (I had a copy of XP, and then bought a new computer with XP al... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Cannot boot windows - \windows\system32\config\system missing or broken


With some help from my brother(who is a lot better at this than me) we tried the copy thing. Moved the old system file away, and brought in the system.bak from the repair folder, renamed it to system and rebooted.

Now it didn't say anything about the system file missing or being broken, but came up with the windows loading screen, then went to black and for a very bried moment came up with a blue screen with some text on it before it restarts.
I can't make out what it says on the blue screen because it is so very brief.

And now it just reboots over and over again. Have we done something completely wrong?

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Evening all,

I'm having a weird issue concerning Windows 7 Home Premium, running SP-1, 64-Bit Edition. To fully explain what's happening, please note that I will state everything that happened leading up to the issue to better portray my problem.

This morning I woke up and the first thing I always do is switch on my PC to check email and to have a quick chat with my friend who lives In Australia before it get's late over there. My PC was on, running S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat via steam at the time, whilst still talking to my friend in Australia. Whilst typing to him, my system locked up mid sentence.

I left it for 15 minutes, got Coffee to wake up, still froze.. I had no choice to manually switch it off via the Power Button on the Tower. When I switch the tower back on, I had no Display on the screen. Now, this isn't actually the problem, I've fixed this kind of issue on a friends PC before and knew straight away my Memory Modules had just died. I removed the RAM, switched on, waited for the long Beep to confirm my Mobo was still breathing.. Placed one Module back in, black screen, tried the other etc etc.. Simple fix, get my spare RAM that I saved from an older build, stuck them in, powered up.

At this point I had to fix a corrupt winload.exe (Or similar) likely due to me having to turn the power off manually.. I hit the Recovery Console, let Window's do it stuff, corrupt file repaired, hello desktop..Just to confirm it wasn't a o... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 - Cannot Boot Windows/Safe Mode/Recovery/Disk

Hmmm, It seems I've just resolved my own issue.

I didn't realise but I seem to have replaced my 4GB (2x 2GB) with a mixed pair, although they both worked fine at first. I've removed one and replaced It with It's partner, now the PC seems to work fine. I'm typing this post from It, so, so far so good.

It was to my understanding Memory Modules worked fine in a mixed pair, the only downfall being they would be as fast as the slowest module?

Either way, issue resolved.

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Just today I decided to download the Windows 8 consumer preview and setup my PC to dual boot with it. I am running Windows 7 home premium 64bit and the 64 bit windows 8 on my other partition.

After setting up a separate partition on my harddrive and loading windows8 to this partition, I was all up and running. I had no problems setting up or running windows 8, the problem came when I booted back to windows 7 for the first time.

When I booted into windows 7, I was getting the "unable to identify network" error, and no network connectivity. First thing I tried was simply disable/enabling my network adapter thinking it was just some hiccup. No luck there. Next I pulled the power from my router, and let it completely reboot. Still no luck. I then shut down my pc and booted back into windows 8 and sure enough I am able to get internet connectivity when I am running windows 8.

This got me to thinking that when I loaded windows 8 there may be some new drivers installed for my network card that are somehow causing issues when I load into windows 7 again. Not sure how this is possible, I was under the understanding that when I loaded Win8 to the separate partition that it would keep all it's drivers and settings there and not effect anything when I was loaded back on windows 7 (This logic could be completely wrong, I don't know). So I rebooted and loaded back into windows7, went into device manager and uninstalled both network adapters and drivers, and reboote... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 network issue after setting up dual boot with windows 8

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Ok, so things have gone to pot and I don't know where the fault lies between a damned virus and my own mistakes in trying to fix the laptop.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A505-S69803; serial number Y9340538Q, with Windows 7, 500Gb HDD at 5400rpm and 4Gb RAM... I think that's all correct.
Anyway, long story short, I got a b!tch of a virus, which apparantly was doing all sorts of nasty things to the explorer.exe file in particular. So I backed up all my important stuff: files, Uni work, writings, music and photos etc onto an external hard-drive and went about restoring the laptop to out-of-box factory settings by making the Windows 7 Recovery Media Discs. But when I try to use the discs I get told after about 30 minutes The Toshiba Recovery Wizard "Can't read from the source file or disk: PREINST5.SW5" with options to: Try Again (The same thing happens), or Skip (Same message again), or Cancel (in which case I'm back where I started).
After the Recovery Wizard failed I chose the option to erase the hard-drive; it then appeared that when I turn on the laptop as normal I was told <Error>: F3-F200-0002 and the Recovery Media Disks still refuse to work.

Now, if I turn on the laptop as normal a message t
elling me to insert the installation disc, choose language and click "repair your computer". So I put in the recovery disc and get the same message.
Toshiba can't help as my A505 is an American model in Britain and out of warran... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 Toshiba A505 Windows Boot Manager and Recovery Media failed

Wow! 180 views and so much assistance. Thank you, all.

Sorry, not meaning to sound sarcastic, I just expected a bit of help; even if it was to tell me I had been idiotic screwed it up myself and may as well throw the laptop away!

Regardless, I am only replying today to say that I believe the problem has resolved itself. I was able to use an image of Windows XP to place drivers and an OS on the hard drive. From there I was able to use the Recovery Discs afforementioned, which have now worked and I have Win7 back up and running. It wasn't as simple as I just made it sound because I don't really understand how I have fixed it, but fixed it I have.

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