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Vista won't update boot configuration

Q: Vista won't update boot configuration

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

rjkloo

A: Vista won't update boot configuration

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

Thanks
 

A:Vista Ultimate Upgrade wont Update Boot Configuration

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

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Hi all,

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

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

I am booting from USB

Please help.

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

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

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You maybe able to help me , I have a Dell 1520 ( will be 2 years old in Jan) on saturday it was working away fine and then shut down and when I try to turn it on I get the Dell image on the black screen then it goes to the black screen with just a flashing ''_'' . I am running Vista home edition on it ( i dont have the disk that came with it to hand ) I can do F2 and F12 options when starting up , I ran the diganostics and get the following error code 0f00 137B IDE , I ran the test on the memory and they all came back good and ran the tests on the hardware and they are all coming back good but still wont boot the OS . I know the F8 option only works on XP and not Vista as I would like to try and get it to boot to the last known configuration any help or tips getting it working I would be so grateful you can email me on gagagola at gmail.com

A:Vista boot to last good configuration

Hi and welcome to TSF try running repair http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html
download this http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/
burn to a disc use this http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download then try the info in the first link if you get it fixed then make some proper recovery discs the software and how to do it will be on your machine

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Let me start with saying hello everyone! It's my first time on this site and I'm hooked already Ok, here's my question.
I wanna run a duel boot w/ xp and Vista, but on my new laptop Vista Home is pre-installed. The new laptop didn't come with a recovery cd, so how can i get the cd key for this copy? I know with running a duel boot with like NT and XP the old OS has to be installed first. Does this rule apply w/ XP and Vista? Do I have to use a third party program to extract the key, or some sort of partition software? I would prefer to do everything within the OS and BIOS if possible. thank for the time guys.

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

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

Simple solution found for Dual Boot errors!
 
 Here is an update. Since no one else has seemed to find a solution I actually managed to find my own. Just to recap you on what had happened to me, I was trying to dual boot Windows 7 x64 with Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Somewhere in my use with Vista my BCD was corrupt/deleted and caused this error to appear. (Windows could not update your computer's boot configuration.) After searching my computer I found the registry settings were correct, and file access to the folder that contained the BCD was correct, However my BCD was corrupt/missing and so I was unable to finish the installation and get my computer to dual boot. I found this out by typing bcdedit.exe in command with admin access and it gave me the warning "BCDedit.exe could not be run. BCD is either corrupt or missing".
 
In order to fix this it was quite simple. I had to use the original installation disc for vista to repair my computer's boot files. Unfortunately I didnt have an install disc that would work with vista since I purchased mine before SP1 came out, so in order to repair it I had to create a slipstream disc with the SP1 updates added to it. after repairing I instantly was able to see both Windows 7 and Windows Vista in my boot manager when I restarted my computer. I easily fixed and finished installation with out a hitch, and I'm now staring at internet explorer inside of Windows 7 typing this message. I hope this will help anyone else ou... Read more

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I had xp and vista installed on two seperate partitions that I created using parition magic. I went in and formated the partion with vista and used Partition magic to reallocate the space back to my c partition with xp.

The problem now is that I still get the screen asking which os I want to load on bootup. I have tried going into the recovery console and running fixboot, but I get an error saying can not find the system drive, or the drive specified is not valid When I run chkdisk it also gives me an error The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems

Does anyone have any suggestions to remove the dual boot screen?
 

A:Help Removing Vista from a dual boot configuration

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Hey guys, new here. Found this forum via google.

I have this question.

I have currently a dual-boot configuration XP/Vista, with XP installed first on a primary partition and Vista installed later on a secondary (logical) partition.

I've been using Vista for the past 2 years but now I would like to Upgrade XP to 7 with keeping Vista.

Problem is, I've read that when installing Vista on a secondary partition after XP, the boot files of Vista are located on the primary partition (the XP one)...

Is this true and can I upgrade XP to 7 without messing my Vista installation/boot.

Thanks for any replies.

A:Upgrade XP to 7 on a dual boot XP/Vista configuration

To upgrade XP to Win 7 requires the custom install which is basically a format/clean install it will not do a direct upgrade. I have done a Vista to win 7 upgrade on a dual boot XP/Vista and win 7 reconized the dual boot and preserved it, Not sure about doing a custom install.

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High gang, 1st computer forum post.What I'm working on is an Emachines T-5082 (My Mom's computer). This came with Vista 32bit home. This machine currently has 2 hard drives the original 164Gb Hitachi and a Maxtor 40Gb from her previous Emachines T2542.Ive had this configuration working fine for her under Vista for over a year and used the 2nd HD for backups and archive. My mom hates Vista and I'm not a fan either but I hate to wipe it out completely. I do have the manufacturers recovery media but not a separate Vista disc.What I want to achieve is to make this a dual boot machine with XP as primary OS and Vista access when desired. I have the recovery disc from the old (and dead T2542) to use for a legit XP install.Currently the Disc's and partitions are set up as follows:Hitachi: C:<99Gb> System (Vista), Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition // D:<8.5Gb> Primary Partition (Recovery)//X:<45.8Gb> Primary Partition (currently empty NTFS)Maxtor: F: <38.8Gb> Active, Primary Partition - This has all the T2542 recovered files from the recovery discThe HD's are set up as Cable select with the Hitachi in primary position. It will boot fine to Vista but will not boot to the XP system, or give me an option to try. I unhooked the Hitachi but it still wouldn't boot up the XP - it tried but just kept going back to the boot menu (i.e. Normal, safe, safe w/dos prompt etc). I also set the maxtor to master when the Hitachi was u... Read more

A:Trying to reformat into a dual boot XP and Vista configuration

<<I have the recovery disc from the old (and dead T2542) to use for a legit XP install.>>

I think you misunderstand. On OEM (eMachines, HP, etc.) systems...those disks belong with that particular system. If the system dies, the license dies.

Additionally...any recovery/restore CDs from a different system...contain the drivers necessary for that system, which are highly unlikely to be the same as those for a different system.

In short...you cannot achieve your objective, using disks from a different OEM system, IMO.

Louis

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Hi All,
 
I have read most of the messages related to this. Unfortunately ASUS doesn't ship with a Vista disk and the Recovery DVD doesn't boot.
 
Details shown are
 
File:   \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info:  "an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"
 
Operating medium - Windows Vista
 
Any suggestions, Pls? I may have to return to Techs who MAY have a Vista disk.
 
Cheers

A:an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data (Vista)

Hi Wawny,
 
Thank you for the post.
 
The error message usually indicates that the boot sector is damaged or missing.
 
We can try to use the following methods to troubleshoot the issue. However, performing the following steps requires a Windows Vista installation disk. If you do not have a disk, please contact your computer manufacturer or Microsoft Customer Service or to obtain one.
 
Microsoft Customer Service: (800) 426-9400, available Monday through Friday, from 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Pacific Time.
 
Note: Microsoft Customer Service mainly handles issues regarding replacement manuals, disks, drivers and service packs, product IDs, lost CD keys, product orders, policies related to copying software on additional computers, licensing, and product registration.
 
Method 1: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
============================================
1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ?". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next. 
4. Click Repair your computer. 
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next. 
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.
7. Click the operating system that you want to repai... Read more

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Hi,

I have exactly the same issue as the person on this page, however I have already tried the three solutions and neither work, further explanation below.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com.../thread/022386ba-a445-44ba-97f7-d8ba4b6cc54b/

I was watching a DVD on my PC last night when it began to stutter and finally the system completely froze. I would like it 5 min and then the PC would work again for roughly 5 sec before crashing again, I let this go on for about 20mins but the PC never fixed itself so I rebooted. On rebooting I got the above message.

1. My first attempt to fix it was using safemode, this however didn't work and it prompted me to use the repair progam on the Vista installation disk .

2. I booted from the vista disk and tried a start-up repair. This ran, said something was fixed and asked me to reboot. I did this but to no avail therefore I went back to the repair centre.

3. I did not have system restore turned on so this option was not useful to me.

4. I then read something suggesting I use Bootrec. However I tried running bootrec /RebuildBcd but it could not find my OS, instead I used the following commands;

* bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
* c:
* cd boot
* attrib bcd -s -h -r
* ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
* bootrec /RebuildBcd

This however didn't work either.

5. I left the PC overnight and now things seem to be worse. When I try and use repair centre it does not actually detect a HDD with Vista installed, it does however still let me p... Read more

A:Answer an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data (Vista)

If you can take the HD out and put it into another PC as Slave and see if your data is still readable.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is my situation. I have 2 hard drives. C:, which is where I have Windows XP installed and D:, where I have various music, movies and games installed. Basically D: is my storage drive.

I decided to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows XP and Vista Ultimate. As I said Windows XP was already installed on C:. I used partition magic to reduce C:'s size so I would have enough space to create a new partition on the XP drive for Vista. I created it and installed Vista fine and now I can choose whether I load XP or Vista on startup.

Vista seems to be running fine however when I open explorer I encounter a problem. C:, which in Vista is the main partition displays and can be accessed fine. D:, which is the main partition for XP (and is displayed as C: when booting in XP) displays and can be accessed fine. E:, which is the storage drive I mentioned (displayed as D: when booting in XP) earlier is named Access Denied in Vista. When I click on it in explorer it says Access Denied. When in XP all drives and partitions display and can be accessed fine. When in Vista, all drives and partitions except E: (D: when in XP) display and can be accessed fine.

I have read in some forums that I should "take ownership" of E: (in Vista) and that will allow me access. As I understand it this would then deny me access to it while in XP and that is obviously not good because the reason I chose to dual boot is so I can access everything from both operating systems.

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A:Hard drive "Access Denied" in Vista with dual boot configuration

Wow...just wow. Disabled User Account Control and everything works fine. What an awesome "feature."
 

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525, 320 GB HD with about 2 GB of free space left, 4 MB memory, running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, SP1, updates current. Just lately, booting from off, Windows will not load, but instead gives me a \Boot\BCD error (0xc00000f)--an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. I have repaired this error with my Dell-supplied OS disc repeatedly, and each time I turn off the computer it has the same error at startup. I have read that I may have to rebuild the BCD, but I don't know how to do that. Before I check with Dell, who I suspect will just tell me to reload Windows, I need to know how approach fixing my boot configuration data. The computer has had no new software installations, just routine Windows and Trend Micro Internet Security updates, I checked the disc for errors, and a few files were missing or incorrect, and defragmentation has also been performed routinely. Dell PC checkup finds no issues. How should I proceed?

A:Boot\BCD error reading boot configuration data when starting from cold boot

Try this hard drive diagnostic procedure: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

Repeated errors on a hard drive usually indicate an impending failure. I'd backup your stuff as soon as possible.

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I'm running vista x64 on an HP dv9000. Every time I install the updates and reboot my computer gets stuck on the loading screen, with the green bars running endlessly across the bottom of the screen. I've stepped away for hours at a time and come back to find that the system is exactly as I left it. There's apparently little to no hard drive activity during this stage. Start-up repair never finds any issues, and the only solution I've found is to do a system restore, which has its own problems. I've had this problem for about 8 months now and I have about 30+ uninstalled updates. What's the best course of action here?

A:Vista won't boot following update

EDIT: Ignore the stuff below. I didn't see that you used start-up repair and doesn't find the issue.

Do you know how to boot into Startup Repair in Vista?
If not, here's everything about booting into Startup Repair:
Troubleshoot Startup Problems with Startup Repair Tool in Windows 7 & Vista - How-To Geek

Scroll down to Startup Repair in Vista
Note: Startup Repair doesn't fix virus attacks nor hardware failures.

EDIT: If you don't have a Vista Install DVD, then press f8 after the manufacture logo and press "Repair Your Computer". Follow the on-screen instructions and then choose Startup Repair.

DeanP

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Toshiba laptop running Vista Home Premium. A friend asked for help removing the Antivirus 2010 malware. So I ran both Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware on his system and cleaned it up, rebooted and all seemed fine. We noticed that the Windows Update icon was alerting us to updates being available so we let that run. It loaded updates for the .Net Framework and RealTek network controller. Now the system will not boot up.

We tried normal boot, last good boot and Safe Mode with the same results. It gets to the screen with the green activity bar and just stays there forever. When trying Safe Mode, it just lists all the drivers like normal but justt says there. We have tried each of these several times.

Normally I might try to remove the latest updates but can't do that if I can't boot up in some manner. I would appreciate any assistance with this.

A:Vista won't boot up after update

Do you know when this problem began (with the installations)? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates. Use the recovery disk if the system prompt doesn’t work. The recovery disk works a bit different from the above procedures but if you follow the prompts from the System Restore menu option with the above information you should be able to restore with no problems.

To boot to the CD you may need to change the BIOS to make the CD-drive first in the boot sequence. To do that, wait for the screen that tells you the F key to push to access the boot menu or boot setup. Push it quickly. Make the changes, save your work, and exit. Put the CD in the drive and reboot. When prompted, push any key to boot from the CD.

If you don't have a disk, you can make a bootable Recovery Disk using http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/ along with burning software like: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/active-isoburner.html and, of course, a blank CD (perhaps made on a different computer).

That should remove the updates and get you booting again. Then I would NO... Read more

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The last time I shutdown Vista, it installed updates (from Microsoft) before shutting down.

When I turned on my computer, the loading bar displayed and it did not go to the login screen, so I turned off the computer.

Now, when I try to boot into Windows, I get the "Windows Error Recovery" screen stating that Windows failed to start.

Selecting "Start Windows Normally" or "Last Known Good Configuration" both result in the loading bar displaying forever.

If I try any of the "Safe Mode" options, the files load until it displays "Loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys"
and then it hangs up.

If I try to boot from the Vista 64 bit DVD, it says "Windows is loading files..." and the progress bar completes, the loading bar then displays (with the copyright Microsoft below it), the loading bar fades out, and then it hangs on a black screen.

Any help would be much appreciated.

*I know I can boot from an Ubuntu CD to save my personal files before doing a reinstall of Vista, but it would be much simpler for me if I could just get Vista to fully boot again.

Thanks

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Hi all. My Acer laptop which is an Aspire 5570-2977, model number, ZR1, won't load Vista anymore after installing a Windows Update. The computer goes through all the normal motions: shows the boot screen, shows Vista loading, but then it goes to a blue screen and displays the error code, 0x0000C1F5 .

I did some Google searches and it seems the only fixes there are will result in major data loss. The fix is either to re-install Vista or replace the hard drive itself.

I have too much data (i.e. photos, videos, files, etc.) on the disk to simply forget about all of it. Is there any possibility I can resolve this issue another way or at least find a way to retrieve the data first and then re-install Vista?

Thank you for any suggestions!
 

A:Vista Won't Boot After Windows Update

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hi all,

I just installed new updates yesterday on my HP Pavillion a6712f desktop, and after I installed it, I was not able to reboot my machine. The farthest it goes is the blue screen with the HP and Intel logos, in the first seconds of the restart.

None of the F-function keys will work. I tried to use the re-installation DVDs, but it won't work either.

I am desperate. Please HELP.

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I updated my bios today from my mobo manufacturer and ever since the system restarted it has failed to boot vista. Every time the system tries to start up it gets me to the error screen asking me to boot in safe mode, normal mode, etc.. Whichever option I choose it just does a looop where it seems to automatically restart and gets back to that same screen.

I can get into the BIOS where everything seems normal as far as I know. All the options are still changeable and they seem to be correct and what they were before. It views my CPU, RAM, HDDs, CD Drive and it reads the voltages and temps so I assume they are all working.

I have also tried to boot from my Vista disk but it seems to stop loading on the screen with the blue vista background, usually a window pops up here asking me to choose the language but it is not doing so.

I've also tried the Vista recovery disk and it does the same thing. Please if you know let me know what I can do next as I am clueless and going crazy for ever trying to update the bios for no reason.

If it matters, I'm running on:
ASRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 mobo (Intel 945P chipset)
E6600 Cpu
4gb ram (1gbx4)
2 western digital hard drives
 

A:Bios Update Vista Won't Boot

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I have a Windows Vista Home Premium desktop computer. I recently just attempted to update to Service Pack 1. However, something went wrong. It went through the installation fine until the very end where I received some sort of error. I did some reading and apparently there is an issue with the update itself. I cannot even boot Vista up at all. Not even in any type of safe mode. I inserted my Recovery Disk (not installation disk, I lost mine, besides formatting is not an option for me as I have VERY important school files on my hard drive.) and nothing seems to work. It just goes on an endless loop. After the so called "recovery" attempt, I just try to boot up and I get the same issue. The loading bar just continues to keep going endlessly, or it attempts to finish installing SP1. I have exhausted everything in my power to fix this issue. I have tried booting in safe mode, which will not work at all. I have tried a system restore, but it only gives me the option to restore it the the very moment I tried installing SP1, and it won't even work. I left it alone all night (8 hours) and came back in the morning and it was still trying to "finalize" the system restore. I have tried command prompt through the recovery disk to attempt to fix it using an online tutorial. That did not work either. Nothing seems to work and as I said, I do not have my windows vista installation disk that came with my computer. It has been lost in a move. What am I to do. If you sugges... Read more

A:Windows Vista will not boot after SP1 update attempt?

why are you only now updating to vista sp1 ?

sp1 has been around for a long time/have you just recently bought this machine/most machines now come preinstalled vista sp1/sp2

can you post the make and model of your pc,and what nation it was purchased

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Hi i recently had to re- install back to laptops birthday after a dead screen, in that i could only just make out desktop screen, but was unable to restore or get any menue apart from the chance to restore to factory settings of from a back up disk.
computer worked fine after install for a week, then after i installed an update service pack -KB948465 the computer would occasionaly freeze when i first try and open firefox, and occasionaly when i run another programme. I would have to shut down remove leads and battery. im running vista home premium service pack 2.
If i uninstall this update will i have to uninstall subsequent updates as there are about 20 of them.
Now im only soposing this update is at fault. Also is it possible that a faulty power lead could cause an intermitant fault as it is in a well used state, and battery is us. Thanks for any suggestions in advance.

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Hello everyone,

I'm brand new to the forum, and I've got a huge problem.

Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 fails to boot after the latest round of Windows updates.

Here is a list of the updates that I just applied:

Security Update (KB938464)
Security Update (KB954154)
Update for Microsoft Windows (KB954366)
Update for Microsoft Windows (KB955302)
Update for Microsoft Windows (KB905866)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Security Update Office 2007 (KB951596)
Security Update Office 2007 (KB951944)
Security Update Excel 2007 (KB951546)
Security Update PowerPoint 2007 (KB951338)
Security Update Publisher 2007 (KB950114)
Security Update Office 2007 (KB951808)
Security Update Office 2007 (KB954326)
Security Update Word 2007 (KB950113)
Security Update Outlook 2007 (KB946691)
Security Update Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB955443)

After restarting my system, everything seemed fine. I went under my desk to move some cables around, and then noticed that my PC had actually powered off by itself. Unfortunately this means that I was unable to see what the PC was doing prior to this.

I immediately turned the system back on, only to find that Vista displays the loading bar, followed by a black screen that doesn't go away. The only thing I can do at this point is to hit the reset switch.

Now, I've tried to repair my installation, but after inserting the Vista disc and allowing the Vista files to load, a similar thing happens! The blue/green Vista background is displayed and I ... Read more

A:Vista Doesn't Boot After Windows Update - HELP!

It might not have anything to do with the updates.

Maybe, you had a dodgy power cable or it wasn't seated securely and that turned off the system while you were fiddling under your desk. If it powered off when Vista was applying the updates it could have caused a corrupt system file.

Btw, I have accidentally shut off the system by moving a cable - it can be done alarmingly easily.

If you have no restores / back up points and repair doesn't work I can only suggest a reformat and re-installation. But, hold on a bit as other forum users may have a better solution for you.

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Beep beep beep beep beep beep beep....

I was waken up at 3:00 am by the boot failure signal of my computer. I had no idea how to stop the siren-like warcry of the failure until my computer took me to the restore feature 30 seconds later.

That's where the cycle of my awakened nightmare began. I have tried various dates to restore the computer to, but the same thing happened after I restarted my computer after various so called "successful" restorations. In the end, I have tried to restore my computer back to the original factory setting. However, the continuous beeps persisted, and all applications started to flash and swagger by changing its size and position perpetually.

This happened on the routine update time for my Windows. I wasn't running any programs at that time. I'm sure the computer was restarted by the Windows Update.

This happened on the night before the Wrath of the Lich King expansion was released. (Yes I'm an avid WoW player) I don't have a Restore CD, and I'm not willing to spend a motherlode of money to get my computer fixed by professionals.

Help me people. >.<
 

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To start thanks for reading my final attempt for help.I've got an HP laptop that came with Vista, without the discs of course. Set to do the automatic updates, and it just went through doing one the other night. (Service pack 1 I think) After installing, when it went to reboot, Vista didn't load and instead it went to a screen saying corrupt file can't start windows, insert Vista disc and reboot. So I'm thinking would be nice if they had given me the discs.I look online for awhile, came across some iso files on the Neosmart Site Since I don't know what version of Vista I'm running I thought I'd try both version files that they have. Both loaded up, but then when getting to the screen to do a system restore it would say this was not version for what my laptop was running, and wouldn't go any further.So I decided to shell out the cash and purchased the HP recovery discs from Future Shop, where I bought the laptop. This loaded up fine, but in attempting to do the system restore it showed that there were no restore points to go back to, which I don't understand as I thought the default was to automatically create restore points on a regular basis. As a result my only option from these discs would be to do a full recover, meaning I lose everything on the laptop and of course I have nothing backed up and don't want to do this.I also tried F11/F8 as I read about that on other sites, but nothing happens.Does anyone have any ideas I can try? Maybe this has happened to you and... Read more

A:Vista won't boot after an automatic update was performed

You could use any version of Linux in a LIVE CD format or an Ultimate Boot CD to access and transfer your files:http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ You could also purchase an external hard drive case and attach it to another computer and save your stuff that wayhttp://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16817816003

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Hi Guys
After Installing Windows SP1 update My system will not boot up. I have tried system restore without success.
When I tried to boot from a downloaded system disk I get an error 0x80070002.
Any help will be greatly appreciated
 

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Hi,

I need to upgrade my Windows OS on a dual-boot computer.

I was hoping that I could just purchase this

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32- or 64-bit) GLC-00184 B&H Photo=

and do the "upgrade install" option.

However, I don't know if it will be as simple as that since I am in a dual boot configuration. (System specs below.)

I also don't really know which boot loader the computer uses, and the company which built it is no longer in business.

Previously, I had to update to SP2. I couldn't get it to work, until I found advice on a Linux dual-boot forum which said to disconnect the power and SATA cables to the non Windows drives for the SP2 update to be able to take effect. This worked.

Would an upgrade install be as easy as unplugging the these drives and running the installer, or am I missing something?

Thanks in advance,

Andrew

A:How to update Vista(x64) to Win7(x64) on dual-boot computer?

post screenshot of disk management in win7. All fields visible please

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So have an intel mobo, and there is a BIOS update for it, but the windows exe that Intel provides to flash it right from inside windows doesn't work in Vista 64 Ultimate.

So My other options are to create a bootable USB stick or a bootable CD. I actually don't have a USB stick I can use for this, so I want to go the CD route. Either way I don't know how I can make a bootable Vista disk that gets me to a command prompt that I can put these bios files on so then I can run the bios update.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated as I think this BIOS update could solve some problems I'm having getting things running smoothly.

Thanks!

A:How can I make a Vista Boot Disk so I can update my BIOS

you don't need a 'vista' bootable disk to be able to flash the bios.

ANY bootable will work, DOS will be the smallest. Checkout bootdisk.com, you'll find everything you need to get the job done.
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I installed an update on my Vista box and now I cannot boot normally. When I boot off of the Vista DVD and choose the repair option when then asks me if I want to try a system restore. I reply Yes and it has sat at the same screen for over 14 hours trying to repair. I never get the option to perform a System Restore.

If I try to boot normally I receive the following message
!!0xc01a001d 9841/94009 (\Registry\Machine\COMPONENTS\Derived\Data...)

When I attach the hard drive to another machine I can view the contents of the hard drive.
How can I manually remove the most current updates that were installed?

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Not able to boot to Vista after an update nor perform system restore

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I am running Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate on two PCs on my home network. I went to use one yesterday and was presented with a black screen. I rebooted the PC hoping that would solve my issue and was presented with the following error message while trying to reboot:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

File: \BOOT\BCD
Status: 0xc000000d
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

I checked my other PC and saw that it had been updated with several Windows patches yesterday. I'm guessing that the broken PC had an issue installing or rebooting from one of the patches.

I ran the repair utility on the windows 7 dvd as instructed by the error message. It was unable to find a previous installation of windows with an error box saying:

The file or directory C:\Boot\BCD is corrupt and unreadable please run Chkdsk utility.

I tried the auto repair anyway, which appears to be working until the end when it gives me the "The file or directory C:\Boot\BCD is corrupt and unreadable please run Chkdsk utility" error again. Then it says it can't save the fixes and says it can't be repaired. When I check the details it says I need to "repair offline" and that it cannot find an OS installed.

In my searches for an answer, I read about rebuilding the BCD through the command prompt. I ran the following commands:

BOOTREC /FIXMBR - said it was successful
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A:\BOOT\BCD 0xc000000d unreadable boot configuration data

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
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Back for more and, as always, a hearty thanks to anyone willing to give of their time. For the last several months I've been running a dual boot configuration--XP Professional and Windows 7 Home Premium managed by GAG Boot Manager--on my HP Pavilion dv4 2040us with no problems. I mostly use Win 7, but roughly twice a week I'll boot into XP Pro to utilize a legacy app or just to update my anti-virus. Yesterday, 4 days since my last visit, I booted into XP Pro and was, for no reason that I can figure, confronted with the classic "We apologize for the inconvenience . . ." screen that asks if I want to start Windows normally or use the last known good configuration or start in Safe Mode or a few other options. Given that 4 days ago I booted into the XP partition with no problems I chose "Start Windows normally." However, after entering the splash screen, the dots moved across the bar below the logo for 3 complete cycles then, half-way through the forth cycle, the screen went black then reset to the Power-On password request (I have the "Power-On" password set to yes in the BIOS, so I receive this request every time I power-up). Also, it's exactly the same if I choose any of the other options, Safe Mode, last known good configuration, etc.: 3 cycles of dots then half-way through the forth cycle it resets to the Power-On password request. My last successful use of the XP partition went smoothly, and in the 4 days between visits to th... Read more

A:Suddenly Can't Boot XP Partition Of Dual-Boot Configuration

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:? Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Demystifying the Windows Registry.? Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to ... Read more

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After closing the lid on my studio 1535 (WINDOWS VISTA), I tried to restart it, but to no avail. I get this message after trying to boot windows:

Stop:c000021a (fatal system error)The session manager failed to create prefixes system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000) (0x00000000), The system has been shut down.

After researching a bit, I realized what may have happened. I remember awhile before it stopped working the "update windows" window on my lower right that said it would restart in a couple mins. Then I clicked postpone 4hrs, and that 4 hrs may have occured during the duration i closed the lid. I read from another forum that when you interrupt windows while updating (hibernation, sleep, close the lid), you'll receive this error ( at least someone else on here experienced this problem AND havent yet been resolved.)

I tried system restore(couldnt get to the page with the image restore, etc because it goes to a blank screen), last known good settings, safe mode, diagnostic, AND I EVEN TRIED TO FORMAT IT WITH THE OPERATING SYSTEM REINSTALLATION DVD (using run dvd on f12), but all that happened was that it took me back to dell booting screen where after waiting awhile goes into a blank screen with a cursor. (OR IS THIS NOT THE CORRECT WAY TO FORMAT?) THIS IS THE SAME PROBLEM http://en.community.dell.com/forums/......cs=19&s=dhs is experiencing, and I dont believe his harddrive is broken.

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A:My Comp wont boot Windows Vista. Stop: c000021a, Update fail

Please see this MS KB --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi Everyone,

I recently added a hard drive to my computer (SSD), and installed Windows 7 x64 onto it. The result being a dual boot system, which by default boots to the SSD, and optionally (by Windows Boot Menu), can be booted to the original drive (standard mechanical drive).

Initial setup went fine, however I decided to customize the Windows Boot Menu, so that logical names could be associated with each operating system instance. To do this I used EasyBCD and I altered the names in the Windows Boot Menu from:





Quote:
Windows 7
Windows 7


to...





Quote:
Windows 7 - SSD
Windows 7 - Standard Drive


Shortly after the modification I noticed that I was no longer able to boot into the original OS. Instead I was being presented with a "Repair Windows" option. Figuring that my EasyBCD "tampering" may have had something to do with the issue I decided to change the names back to "Windows 7" in the Windows Boot Menu. However doing so had no positive impact on boot up of the original OS.

After booting again into the original OS I accepted the "Repair Windows" option, and then left the computer over night to do it's "thing". After completion of the "Repair" the situation has deteriorated -

* Windows doesn't load (the same as before)
* Windows doesn't present a "Repair Windows" option (it did before)
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A:Can't boot into original OS after dual boot configuration

The win7 installed on SSD is bootable?
win7 installed on mechanical disk isn't booting?

Please post a full screenshot of "disk management" with all fields visible

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Hi Everyone,

I recently added a hard drive to my computer (SSD), and installed Windows 7 x64 onto it. The result being a dual boot system, which by default boots to the SSD, and optionally (by Windows Boot Menu), can be booted to the original drive (standard mechanical drive).

Initial setup went fine, however I decided to customize the Windows Boot Menu, so that logical names could be associated with each operating system instance. To do this I used EasyBCD and I altered the names in the Windows Boot Menu from:
Windows 7
Windows 7
Click to expand...

to...
Windows 7 - SSD
Windows 7 - Standard Drive
Click to expand...

Shortly after the modification I noticed that I was no longer able to boot into the original OS. Instead I was being presented with a "Repair Windows" option. Figuring that my EasyBCD "tampering" may have had something to do with the issue I decided to change the names back to "Windows 7" in the Windows Boot Menu. However doing so had no positive impact on boot up of the original OS.

After booting again into the original OS I accepted the "Repair Windows" option, and then left the computer over night to do it's "thing". After completion of the "Repair" the situation has deteriorated -

* Windows doesn't load (the same as before)
* Windows doesn't present a "Repair Windows" option (it did before)
* The computer reboots a short period after the "Starting Windows" ... Read more

A:Can't boot into original OS after dual boot configuration

Hi All,

Thanks for your assistance. I have sorted the issue...

On installation to the SSD I set the SATA Mode in BIOS to "AHCI", whereas it was originally set to "IDE" when the first Windows installation took place (to the standard mechanical drive)!

After setting the BIOS back to "IDE" I was then able to boot into the first Windows installation (on the standard mechanical drive).

Now I just have to remember to change my BIOS before switching between OS installations.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

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During the configuration of recent Windows update, the power on my lap top cut out completely. Since then the laptop is stuck showing "Configuring update: Stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete"

Then it just closes down and starts up again.

I cannot trace my System Disk.

Can anyone help please?

Thanks!

A:Update Configuration

Turn off your computer for 5 minutes and again turn on,maybe it unblock itself,if not boot into safe and from this level try use system restore,if unable run OS in safe mode too,prepare special recovery disk Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc &#x2014; The NeoSmart Files
boot it and restore system from WinRE level

additional lecture:System Restore - How to

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Hi, this is my first entry to this site so bare with me if i mess it up

a few months ago i let my sister borrow my laptop. when i got it back the next day i turned it on and it started up as usual but before it went to the desk-top it came up with-

configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete
please do not turn off your computer

this is nothing new but it stays on 0% for 1/2 minutes then restarts, goes back to this page and does the same again, round and round in a loop.

i left it running like this for a couple of days to see if anything happened but still the same

does anyone know how to fix this?

A:update configuration HELP

Possibly, your sister powered down the laptop during updates. Try system restore from recovery console:If you have Windows XP CD... (if you don't have Windows CD, scroll down)1. Boot from the CD.2. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts. Select the repair or recover option by pressing R:3. You'll find yourself at this screen:4. Once you are at the Recovery Console you will be given at least one choice of Windows installations. Normally the choice you want is the number 1 choice. Click the number 1 key at the "top" of the keyboard and click enter.NOTE: at this point your numbers to the right of your keyboard are turned off. If you insist on using these keys for your numbers remember to hit the Numbers Lock key before clicking a number over there or your computer will automatically reboot and you will have to wait through the previous steps to get back to the console. 5. You will be given a message asking for the administrator password. Unless someone or something has messed with your computer there is no password so you just click the Enter key. 6. This will bring you to a prompt that says: C:\WINDOWS>7. Type: cd \ Press EnterNote: between "cd" and "\" there should be a "blank space" otherwise the command won't work8. The prompt should now say:C:\>9. Type: cd system~1\_resto~1Press Enter.===============================================================================Note: If it gives... Read more

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BOOTING PROBLEMS Cannot even boot to safe mode with command prompt after failed windows vista updateCan't format laptop but couldn't even boot in command promptI installed some Windows Updates requested by Windows Vista, and when booting to terminate the installation... lights went out and now I cannot boot in:Safe modeSafe mode with networking Safe mode with command promptLast Known Good Configuration (advanced) Directory services restore modeShould I run System Restore?I DO NOT want to lose my data, or format the hard drive.When try to boot in Safe Mode what I get is the black windows "safe mode" desktop, and in the corners of the desktop "Safe mode" as usual but only mouse responds. no keyboard. No Explorer, no command promptWhat should I do???Thanks!!!

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I first had a dial up modem. I got frustrated with that, so I got DSL. I got a virus, so I purchased Norton Internet Security package with firewall, etc. via download. When I attempted to use the Live Update feature, I got this message:

Initializing...
Connecting to liveupdate.symantecliveupdate.com...
Unable to connect to host
LiveUpdate could not connect to your Internet Service Provider. Verify
your dial-up information is correct.
LiveUpdate session is complete.

I then deleted the dial-up configuration thinking that it would then recognize the DSL connection. Not so! I'm getting the same message. Any suggestions as to how I can get the Live Update feature to work for me? (Windows XP)
 

A:Symantec Update configuration, I think...

Hi PJ Staley,

Please do this. Click here to download Hijack This. Run Hijack this.
Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required. Someone here will be glad to advise you on what to fix.

*Note: When you download Hijack This Do Not download it to a temp folder or to the desktop. Create a permanent folder somewhere like in My Documents and name it Hijack This and put it in that folder.
 

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i have windows vista that came preinstalled in my laptop...From few days i have problem configuring the updates..when i turn my laptop on there's a screen that comes up showing "configuration updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete" and after a couple of seconds it read windows couldn't configure updates.Reverting changes....This is happening even though there is around 86GB of free space in my laptop....My user profile also stops working withing seconds when i connect to the internet giving following details
problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: svchost.exe_ProfSvc
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918b89
Fault Module Name: repdrvfs.dll_unloaded
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a770
Exception Offset: 705f17d5
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 16393

Read our privacy statement:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?link...3&clcid=0x0409......what should i do????

A:update configuration failure

Originally Posted by amansharma


i have windows vista that came preinstalled in my laptop...From few days i have problem configuring the updates..when i turn my laptop on there's a screen that comes up showing "configuration updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete" and after a couple of seconds it read windows couldn't configure updates.Reverting changes....



MS about this error
The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Restore system:
System Restore - Undo

When you restore system.

Install service packs standalone versions from Microsoft Download Center (not from Windows Updates) Download available for Standalone Vista SP2

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A:XavierGaming's Configuration - UPDATE 11

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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When I got on my computer this morning..the screen said Configuration updates - Stage 3 of 3 -
0% completed....

It it stuck there. It does not complete, I've tried restarting, upplugging everything, it just goes right
back to this same screen.. it then goes to black like it is going to restart...then this same screen
comes up again.

I have no idea how to unfreeze this or stop this download which is obviously frozen.

any suggestions would be appreciated...going nuts.
 

A:configuration update in freeze

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Hey guys, I had an Updating issue recently and am still not clear on the best settings for the Update Settings?

I just installed a bunch of Optional and Recommended Updates, but was sure to exclude the Bad Guys for the W10 Upgrade stuff: KB3035583 and KB2952664

So I still don't know if this is the best or not. I was not accepting Optional and Recommended before, but since having this Update issue though I would change my actions.

This is my current setting:
1. ?Check for Updates but let me choose whether to download and install them? Is this good, or should I got with checking for them Manually.

Now wondering what this setting should be:
2. ?Give me Recommended Updates the same way I receive Important Updates?

Can someone shed some light on this for me? Thanks, Nasty7

A:Best Update Configuration Advice

Hi,
KB3035583 and KB2952664 has been reissued quite a few times
If you only passed on the current versions ?

These are the settings I've always used
The only issue with the update system is these are needed KB3020369 & KB3172605

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Thanks,

- Matt

A:BSOD during Windows Update Configuration

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

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

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

Then reinstall your display drivers: NVIDIA DRIVERS 260.89 WHQL

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

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

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My Dell xps is stuck on 3 of 3 update configuration. What do I do?

A:stuck in update configuration loop

Wait
 
 
 
(how long has it been stuck?)

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Hi, I downloaded AVG Free, it said to check for updates.
When i do, It says it can't connect to server. I went to the
settings for updates, and i've done everything it says. I still can't get it to update. Does anyone have any suggestions?
chuck.
 

A:Solved: AVG Free Update Configuration

Maybe try uninstalling it and reinstalling it?

But first, make sure your firewall is not blocking AVG from updating!
 

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

Thank You

A:Windows update configuration problem

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

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We are getting the above error randomly on some of the laptops we have deployed. The error comes right after you boot or when the windows 7 is left running. There are no special software running. The error in details is below.
"The boot configuration Data (BCD) settings for the following boot application have changed since Bitlocker was enabled
boot appplication: \windows\system32\winload.exe
change settings: 0x26000090
You must supply a bitlocker recovery key to start this system.
Confirm that the changes to the BCD settings are trusted.

If the changes are trusted then suspend and resume bitlocker. This will reset bitlocker to use the new BCD settings.
Otherwise restore the original BCD settings"
 
Can anyone please explain on how to correct this error. As before this is happening on few of the machines and we are seeing more as we go. Any tips would be nice...Thanks

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Had this problem on 2 machines; I read and tried all the fixes suggested on the internet; about a dozen of them over and over again.
Problem is the HARDDRIVE!
I had a fresh install and had the problem with existing harddrive.
Also had problem on an up and running computer about 4 months old; just never got around to fixing it.
I tried all the fixes on the new one to no luck. I know some windows setup settings look for certain hardware for some setup processes so I tried an old drive I have kicking around. I Cloned the new drive onto it and ran the computer and then SP1 and all worked. I cloned back to the new drive and about 187 updates have now installed. It's working perfectly.
I had the same problem on the second computer and cloned it onto a different drive and then to an SSD also; it worked on both drives; also had 187 updates install.
Even after reinstalling the OS twice and immediately trying the SP1 it still didn't work until I cloned to the older harddrives.
Finally!!

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Help!
Had an incomplete install of a program...computer otherwise working fine...did a system restore to try to go back to preinstall...in the system restore shutdown and restart, now hung up in a update configuation loop that is in third step up to 99% that shuts down only to do the same thing over and over again. So my system never gets to the mainscreen acknowledging system was restored.
I tried F8 going to safe mode, but configuation step 3 takes over again, goes to 99% and shuts down to restart.
I tried the vista 64 sp1 disc...cannot acccess another restore point since it says the system is already in restore mode....just never gets there with the endless 3rd step update configuration loop.
The disc also does not offer the repair/update mode as an option...only full install.
I do have norton ghost 14 on the system...so there is a complete backup file on another internal drive...but no way to get to it to initiate a recovery.
VERY FRUSTRATING!!!
Could time remedy the situation...letting the computer lay idle for a few days...then try to boot up??? I've heard that this on occaision could work with Vista.
Any other thoughts???
Thanks!

BTW, computer is a hp desktop with Vista Ultimate 64 sp1, 4 gb ram, and intel dual core processor, with a bunch of bells and whistles.

A:system restore update configuration loop

Hello peterpy.

Can you get to bios setup so you can change the boot order to boot from the Vista install CD?

Keep us informed!













Later Ted

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Hi,

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 update failures and configuration issues.

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

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

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Hi
I have an Intel motherboard D865GBF and in the bios under Boot Configuration is says Plug & Play O/S Yes
Then is says this lets the Operating System control the boot up. My computer boots from the hdd first (C) I want to boot first from the CDrom first just in case my computer goes down and I need Cdrom access for my XP cd. Or does this not matter? Another thing is I have a bootable Linux CD and I can't use it because I can't set my D: (cdrom) to be first. How can I control the boot setup?
 

A:Boot configuration

Go into your bios. Set the Plug & Play O/S to no. You should then be able to set your boot priority.

Save and exit bios.

Regards Howard
 

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Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 5

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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Feel free to recommend free security softwares in the comments section!
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 4

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 7

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 6

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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WARNING

As I've test the incompatibilities, patches, and scripts on my virtual machine, I have made tweaks to this configuration both concerning system and settings. The tweaks I've made to this system are critical and will cause system instability if not configure automatically. In addition to that, I've made custom scripts made with AutoHotkey to optimize the compatibility of some of my security software. These scripts are unique to each software and are converted to an executable. If you wish to copy my configuration, PM me or do extensive research as the scripts and settings that I made for my configuration are critical to compatibility and optimization.

MY GOAL

My goal is to achieve a high level of security without compromising usability and comfort.

PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Androi... Read more

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 10

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 8

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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MY GOAL

My goal is to achieve a high level of security without compromising usability and comfort.

PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP - WINDOWS 10 HOME

MY BROWSER - SLIMJET


 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 9

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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hi guys

and first of all i thank u for reading this

I am using the fallowing configuration

intel 946GZis

intel core 2 duo 1.86

3 gb of ddr2 ram

and a nvidia 8400gs 256 mb g-card

I need help in 2 things here

i had this problem sometimes but suddenly a day my system failed to boot . usually before that my system boots with a "CMOS error "(my sytem time changes even though i replaced a new cmos battery)after i push the reset buttons twice or trice after getting no display in my computer

but suddenly a day whatever i try nothing worked and i was not able to boot my computer

so i started to examine and when i removed my graphics card from my mobo i was able to boot my system

and one more thing i noticed from my bios is that my ram which is like 1 gb that i brought while building my computer was 667 MHz and after that i upgrade the ram with another 2 gb but it was clocking at a speed of 800 MHz

so while that give any problem?

and my computer is working fine now after removing the graphics card..i have the old 1 gb(667) ram in the first ram slot and 2 gb(800) ram in the second ram slot

my system memory shows 3 gb.. but when i switch ram from their slots,some times i face booting issues.

i am currently not using the graphics card but when i used the computer before i used a overclocking software to overclock my graphic cad.. and i am confused
now.

the confusion is ..

1) was the boot issue was because of the faulty graphics card?
if it is i have to cha... Read more

A:I need help with my configuration - boot problem

1) was the boot issue was because of the faulty graphics card?
if it is i have to change my grapics card ..and will my pc support 9600gt?

your MB will support the 9600gt. you can use any PCIE card (as long as you have enough PSU)
2)two ram clocking at different speed?
Always best to have matching ram. a mismatch can cause problems in many different ways. but if you want to use the diff RAM modules together, try putting the slower (667) in the 'A' channel. the RAM will operate at the speed of the slowest module(s)

3)whether its because of any problem in my mother board
It could be the MB. it is much more likley that it is the Graphics card, especially since you said you were OC it.
 

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hi friends,
i guess this might have been posted b4 on this forum,
i need a quickfix for it, i m desperate hence m posting this thread:
i have a dell inspiron 14 with windows 7
i tried to resize the c partition using partition magic which backfired.
i m left with a system which boots halfway and starts the startup repair which isnt successful.

root cause found:
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boot configuration is corrupt.
repair actionartition table repair.
result:Failed error code=0x490
time......

i have tried chkdsk with all options.
pls help me.
ASAP

thanq

A:boot configuration is corrupt.

Hello Appy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you can repair it using this.

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have 2 harddrives on my system a 40g and a 160g. I recently reformatted the smaller drive and installed XP on it, but already had XP on the larger drive. The computer will now only boot properly if both of these drives are connected. It seems the larger drive is the boot drive but the smaller drive runs XP. When I try running XP from the larger drive, XP tries to reinstall.

A separate but related problem: I tried to format another drive recently and was unable to do so because I couldn't boot independently from one of the older drives. I know I can format it by hooking it up by itself, which I will probably end up doing.

I created a windows xp boot disk, hoping that would work, but when I use the boot disk none of my hard drives are accessible even though they are recognized by bios.

I would like to make the smaller drive my boot and XP drive without doing anything drastic at this point. In the end I may need to reformat it without the larger drive connected-- which I think should work-- but would rather try other options first.

Any ideas? And why doesn't the boot disk recognize my harddrives?

Thanks.
 

A:weird boot configuration- can I fix?

Sounds like your page file has relocated from your boot disk to your other disk.

Connect both drives and boot to windows.

Right click on My Computer and select properties.

Then click on the advance tab. Click on the settings button beside performance and then click on the advanced tab there. Beside virtual memory hit change.

(What a process eh?)

Make sure in the window the only drive that has a page file is your boot drive.

....

Now this might now be what your problem is, but it is something that has burned me with multiple drives and then I removed one.
 

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Good day, please help. Please kindly note I am not an expert with computers, so the simplest solutions
would be the best.
When I run msconfig, on the System Configuration, on the "Boot tab" there is no OS shown in the window,
and I cannot check any of the information shown in this tab
I do not know how to insert the OS in the window so I can change any of the info.
Help please.
My OS Windows 7 Pro.
Regards
Dave

A:System Configuration-Boot Tab

Method1 ) OS Boot Information
Try checking the box next to "OS boot information
You may have to close then re-launch msconfig for it to take outcome
Reboot your system now and see
Method 2) System File Checker
You should run System File Checker scan
Below is the command for System File Checker
Launch Command prompt
Type “sfsc /scannow”
Hit Enter.

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Hello everybody,

I wouldlike to know how to enable/disable the BCD.
Can you help me please?

T.Y. in advance

antivirus is warning about the BCD is allawing non-signed drivers installation.
Would like to fix this.
Is it worth it?

A:Boot configuration data (BCD)

Being worth it or not, really depends on what you want it for, can you give any more info?

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Good day.
On system configuration, on the "Boot Tab" the window does not show my OS, and
I cannot check any of the boxes on this tab. My system still boots up OK everyday.
I have run SFC/SCANNOW earlier today, have run complete antivirus scans.
Please kindly help.
Regards
Dave
OS Windows 7 Pro.
 

A:System Configuration-Boot Tab

Check the link here.

Boot tab in system configuration is empty.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...is-empty/f87aed7a-24a7-4cce-906b-f374e5ec7df2

If you have to fix the corrupted user account - read all instructions carefully.
 

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I was on my PC, my dual boot failed, windows boot configuration data is now gone. I don't have a system install disk, don't have an order number the manufacturer needs to send me one, nothing I've tried worked. The status error is 0xc0000098. Is there a way to fix it without the install disk? Some sort of repair tool I can download? If I could even get a command prompt open I could fix it but it won't boot at all.

A:Boot configuration data gone

Downloading Repair ISO which is small size file is illegal as per Microsoft. But you can download the ISO for Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation, burn it to a blank DVD and then use it to repair your system. The file size is more than 3 GB.
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hh771457.aspx
 
OR  Just ask one of your friends for their Windows 8 DVD and repair your system in a few minutes.
 
This is why you should create a repair disk the first time you boot your Windows computer.

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My laptop is a Sony Vaio Z series. It is 4 years old now and out ofwarranty. It has a solid state hard drive, and runs Windows 7 Pro. Also Windows7 came preinstalled on the computer so I don’t have a disk to reinstall. I also don't want to do something that will erase my hard drive because my back up copy is about a year old.

Ican turn on the laptop, but it will not boot up. It just keeps going incircles, trying to start up, running disk checks, and doing startup repair.Every time I turn it on I get a screen, I don’t know what it means, but I haveattached a photo of it. Also, when it runs startup repair itshows a root cause of “Boot configuration is corrupt”. I’m trying to figure outif this is a Windows 7 software error, or a hardware failure causing a softwareerror.

Please look at the attached photo and help me figure out what is wrong. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Boot configuration is corrupt

Seems to be an issue with your RAID that you have set up on the machine. It seems others have run into that same issue here. See if you can reset the error on the drive. If you're able to boot into your machine from there go to the Intel website and see if there's an update to the Intel Rapid Storage Technology.
 

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Not sure how this really happened actually.

Earlier today I was trying to merge some partitions with Partition Magic 8.0 on my hard drive. There were two of them (disk 1). Now, I also have a 1TB disk (disk 2), with also 2 partitions C and D. C is about 880 GB-s big, and D which is about 60 GB-s has my Windows 7 installed. Now the good thing is that my brother has accidentaly installed Windows Vista on my D drive., so now I can Dual Boot, and maybe fix this problem.

While i was trying to install a program, my PS suddenly rebooted all by itself... Blue screen came up, saying some memory storage has been lest, and it's trying to recover it (not really sure about that part) .
From that point I couldn't boot on Windows 7 anymore. Tried windows repair function, couldn't repair it, and it said in log that a root cause was found and that it is "boot configuration is corrupt".

Now I am booting it on Vista, and with Acronis True Image Home, I made a backup of the D disk, because I have some imporatan files there. But when I tried I to format it, with Paragon Partition Manager 8.0, I saw that I can't do anything with my whole disk, meaning partition C and D...thus I cannot format my partition on which lies the problem.

I should also mention that while i was trying to merge the partitions on my other Hard Disk, like I mentioned earlier, with my Partition Magic, even then Disk 2 was flagged with yellow color and it said it was: "Bad".

Any i... Read more

A:boot configuration is corrupt

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Hi Guys,

Setup a test PC at work the other for Windows 7 32 Bit and Windows 7 64 Bit (dual boot). Set the dual boot up with EasyBCD. It was working fine until about 20 minutes ago.

I have tried the automatic startup repair but it does not fix the problem. I have also gone through Bootsect.exe and Bootrec.exe commands and they have succesfully written new MBR's and Bootsectors yet the PC still restarts. I have had to /force the previous commands to run.

I have also tried Chkdsk /r but for some reason it just runs through very quickly and finds no errors.

Any ideas as the PC's also have the virtual XP setup.

Thanks

Chris

A:Boot Configuration is Corrupt

If you can get to a command prompt, try running:

Drive:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All

I'm not 100% sure that this is the correct commmand for Windows 7 but it used to work for Vista with the same problem. If somebody could please confirm that this command is still good?

Tom

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Hello masaloi

When you set the boot order in the BIOS, do you remember to
SAVE and EXIT.

.

A:boot configuration problem

In the boot menu there is no provision for F10 only Esc or Enter

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I have a Hp pavillion with vista laptop and I turned it on and it ask me to launch repair or start normally. I launched repair and it did nothing. I restarted it and it came up again. It said:::::Boot configuration is corrupt----repair action: Partition table repair----results failed---error code:0 x490. Once I turned it off and turned it back on. Windows was loading and then the Startup repair came up. PLEASE HELP---what can I do?
 

A:Boot Configuration Is Corrupt

Do you have impaired vision?
 

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Hey guys,

today i turned on my PC and it turned itself off, once i tried again it said windows had a failure and check for repair was recommended after doing it i found this:
So now every time i say start up normally it flashes a blue screen and shuts down.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmscZ09zF5w

I tried using bootrec.exe tool

But i think it only made things worse


What should i do???

I got an SSD(Win7) and a second hard-drive 1Tb
Thanks

EDIT i imported the BDS backup so i am back to the top issue which was this:

A:Boot configuration corupt

[EDIT:] SSD doesn't seem to be there :s

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I recently added a hard drive, installed a Linux OS on it, and configured my PC to ask me which OS to run upon boot up. How do I un-do the dual-boot configuration?
 

A:want to un-do a dual-boot configuration

If you're using something like LILO or GRUB in the boot record, it should be pretty simple.

Boot from an MS-DOS floppy and type the following command.

FDISK /MBR

This replaces the boot sector with a standard one that will boot to just Windows. You can find floppy boot images at www.allbootdisks.com
 

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Hi everyone thanks in advance for your time always appreciate.
Ok, I had windows 7 pro on my machine and windows server 2008r2 on the same machine two separate hard drives. I had this setup to learn server 2008r2. this was a dual boot setup. I had issues with windows 7 pro and had to restore from an image that was created before I installed server 2008r2 so I lost the boot configuration. I tried automatically fix the boot from windows 7 disk; as well as tried some cmd commands to no avail. I can disconnect the one disk and connect the second disk to boot the server, but I lost the boot menu. Any one know how to fix this manually? Thank you; I have attached a pic of the disk management.
 

A:lost boot configuration.

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hey
well the other day i turned on my laptop and it came up with start windows normaly or open windows repair enviroment so i clicked normal and repair enviroment came up anyway i just laughed thinking it was a bug and reset second time same thing happend i was like ok ? so i scanned with startup scanner on repair enviroment to find out

root cause found
-------------------------

boot configuration is corrupt

repair actionartition table repair
result: failed. error code =0x490

so what do i do someone help me please as i dont know to much about computers im about intermediate
 

A:boot configuration is corrupt

Do you have any installation media for Vista?
 

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Okay, it is going to sound like I am stupid, but I once set my next boot to enter to BIOS, and now I can't remember how to do it on my new laptop through Msconfig.exe

I don't know how to enter my BIOS on boot(dknow what F...)

A:Next boot to BIOS(MS-CONFIGURATION)

The manual should tell you what key to press to enter your BIOS during the POST. If you watch closely during boot up you may see a message on the screen telling you with key to press. One of the most common keys for that function is the Delete key.

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hell0 expert geeks ,i am running windows 7 professional ,i always prefer clean install if any problem comes but now when i think of it it's ridiculous it's actually better to create a system image so that i can restore it if something goes wrong ..but while using windows system image backup it's including non system partition as system partition aslo(.i.e my os is installed on c partition but image backup is also selecting e partition ) i used norton ghost , there is an option to select only particular drive but the restore process wont be perfect . so i would like to know how to shift boot configuration database from one partition to another so please help me ....thanks in advance

A:Boot Configuration Database

to Bleeping Computer.

So, if I understand correctly, you only want Windows to make an image of your C: partition and NOT your E: partition. Correct?

Well, unfortunately, Windows 7 does not let you pick the partitions that it makes a system image of. You can pick parts of any drive to back up as data, but it does the partition images automatically. It's not something you can customize.

You'll have to use a third-party program (like Ghost) if you want that level of customization. Sorry.

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Does anyone know where I can get info on Vistas System configuration. Whereas a list of all services and startup items with detailed info so I can figure out what I can disable without hurting anything and try to boost the performance of my computer a little.
Thanks for any help!
 

A:Vista System Configuration

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I have an HP P6530F desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1. The HP Support program that periodically scans my computer is offering an optional update for Intel RAID Driver and Configuration Software. I have attached a screenshot of the specifics.

My computer seems to be running fine. Is this update something I should bother with?

A:Intel RAID Driver and Configuration Software Update - Should I Install

If you're not running a RAID setup then no, leave it well alone.

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

1-SVChost.exe application error Instruction at 0x745f2780 referenced memory a 0x00000000 memory could not be "read". This happens when I try to re update windows and when I boot computer and perodically while searching the internet.

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much
 

A:SVC host.exe error message-windows update, configuration problem

did a system restore to a checkpoint on monday, when all was well. Fixed the sound problem, but still getting the error message about SVChost and the Win 32 one.
 

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I was attempting to install xp as a dual os system. After setting up my partician vista still would not let me install xp , older version error. I used a program vista bootpro or bootpro and changed my boot configuration trying to get it to allow me to install xp. Now I cant boot up my laptop. Only system info I have is toshiba, 2 years old lots of ram, How can I change my BCD back so that I can boot up vista. I tried from xp cd, safe mode, last known. I don't have the vista disk with me at the moment, Can I get it to boot up with that disk? If not how can I create a emergency boot up disk for vista?

Dean
 

A:Boot Configuration Data Changed

Hi,

I think you might have to wait until you get the Vista disk back.

That will just repair the boot configuration without any problem.

There are various boot disks HERE and the Ultimate Boot CD

but I`m not sure they would be much use.

There is a very good page HERE for dual booting XP/Vista
 

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I went to download a Dell printer driver on a laptop running Windows Xp Pro. The Dell support page gave 2 ways to download, one they said was recommended. So I hit the recommended download which then had me installing .net framework. The .net installation said successful and then said I needed to restart. I restarted and the Windows logon page said loading personal settings and froze (stayed in loading personal settings for a couple of hours.) Powering the laptop down using the power button, I then restarted the computer and re-logged in. Using the same user account,everything is gone. All the files from My documents and other folders that were on the desktop. The desktop background is gone, etc.

Is there anyway to retrieve a previous user configuration in Windows XP Pro?
 

A:Solved: boot with previous configuration

Try System Restore

Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
Click in the radio button Restore My Computer to An Earlier Time
Click Next
Pick a Date in Dark Blue only (pick a date to before you installed All-In-One)
Click Next
Then Next again.
This should restore the PC to that time & date

It will update and restart
 

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I recently booted up my Gateway notebook only to find the "blue screen of death"

I rebooted and it came up to a windows boot manager screen which says windows failed to start..insert installation disc and click repair to fix...blah blah...i'm sure you know the story...

My question is, I booted the Vista disc and when I click repair it doesn't even find the C: drive...when I try and run the BCD fix from the command prompt screen, it says it found 0 Windows installations...would this indicate a faulty hard drive?? If so, I dont mind replacing the drive, I just wanna make sure this is the issue before I spend the money to replace it...

Much thanks for any help anyone can offer!

A:Boot Configuration Data Error

I'm not sure what BCD fix you tried, but see if it is this one and if not, try this one.

To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps: (you need a Vista Installation Disk to do this)

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.

Note If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt. To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:
 bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
 c:
 cd boot
 attrib bcd -s -h -r
 ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

See if that works.

If you don't have the disk (or that didn't work), try EasyBCD http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1 and see if that helps resolve the problem.

If that doesn't work, you probably have some type of hardware problem - but it's hard to tell. It may be as simple as the hard drive cable got disconnected a... Read more

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i run cmd as admin and i get the below

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The requested system device cannot be found.

not sure why it is not able to locate boot config

gpt partition and UEFI boot

let me know if you need additional information.

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I recently tried to turn on my pc and the boot manager screen is up and no matter what i do for several days now i cant get past this screen someone please help ive tried everything

A:Boot Configuration Error 0xc000000d

See Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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When I try to boot my Lenovo Flex 3-1580, Windows 10-64bit, I get the following BSOD:

"The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc0000034"

I haven't been able to get it to try booting from a USB, but I did try reinstalling Windows. That failed when it told me to restart and it went back this issue.
When I tried to find solutions online, they all assumed the computer could boot, so were useless.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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Received error message:
Windows Boot Manager
An error ocurred while attempting to read the boot configuration date.

The instructions are to insert the Windows disk and restart the PC, however I can't get past this screen. When I restart I end up on the same screen.

How can I get past this error screen?

Thanks.

A:Boot Configuration Error Screen

Try following these steps. an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data (Vista)

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Hi ,

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

Thankx...

A:Windows 7 DUAL boot configuration

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

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When I try to boot my Lenovo Flex 3-1580, Windows 10-64bit, I get the following BSOD: "The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc0000034"
I haven't been able to get it to try booting from a USB, but I did try reinstalling Windows. That failed when it told me to restart and it went back this issue.
When I tried to find solutions online, they all assumed the computer could boot, so were useless.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

A:Boot Configuration Data got corrupted

Hi toasterbot,
 
It's not an uncommon issue mate, and not that hard to fix. You will need to boot from your Windows disk to fix it .
 
Boot your computer using Windows installation media
Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.
Select Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.
Click Advanced options in Troubleshoot screen.
Click on command Prompt.
Type these following commands one at a time and hit enter after each line of command:

Bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
Bootrec /scanos
Bootrec /rebuildbcd
shutdown -s
 
After about a minute after the last command your machine will shutdown. You can remove the Windows media now.
 
Restart your machine.
 
Is your issue resolved?
 
TsVk!

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so DEP doesn't like my skype and thus won't let it stay open. i had DEP turned off before, but then i had my computer wiped and all this and that, so i had to turn it off again. but the tutorial on here by brink for how to turn it off isn't working this time, and i get a message that says

"boot configuration data store could not be opened.
access denied."

what can i do to fix this?

A:boot configuration data could not be opened?

my boot configuration data apparently cant be accessed, so this isnt working, and for the life of me i cant find a way to get access to it. i tried looking at the comments a few times and dep closed chrome each time i tried. HELP.

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