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System Configuration Error and no Boot up :(

Q: System Configuration Error and no Boot up :(

Hi i bought a COMPAQ pc, windows XP desktop in 2003 at a local Best Buy. I was creating a second user account for the system when it froze and shut down. Upon restart, the loading Windows XP black load screen that shows up right after power returns froze and a window came up saying system configuration error. I am currently 20 miles from my house ,and on a different computer obviously, but the i can remember that the error tells me that if problem is not fixed please call the number in my computer manual. I would LOVE to avoid waiting on the phone please help !~~!! please..My only solution i could think of was using the system restore disk but i do not even know if the boot up goes far enough for the PC to read the disk. Please help and thank you for your time.

A: System Configuration Error and no Boot up :(

Hi and welcome. See if you can start in safe mode. For a system this old, I doubt you'll get anywhere calling the number in the computer manual anyway.

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system configuration data updated ERROR,--Need a solution I have a
fairly new Gateway M-1625 laptop running windows vista 32 bit, sp1.
I turned it on and beeped twice (beep, beep) and gave me an error
message that reads "system configuration data updated ERROR, system
configuration data read error"
Press f1 to continue f2 to enter set up.
I pressed f1 and it sent me to another blank page that reads.

Windows failed to start. A resent hardware or software change might be
the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart computer
2. Choose your language settings and click next,
3. Click ?repair your computer.?
If you do not have the disk, contact your system admin. Etc
Tried the repair disc, tried reinstall from Restore DVD still get the
same message.

Tried the bootrec.exe/fixmbr (worked)
Tried the bootrec.exe/fifixboot (Worked)
Tried the bootrec.exe/Rebuildbcd
Tried reseating the memory and hard drive.

Still at the same point. Even tried to install XP over it but never
could get it to go.

Now I am back to where I started. I already replace the hard drive so i know is no that I think this is a boot problem.

what can I do???

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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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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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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 investigating ways of starting a PC in safe mode when I noticed that there is no boot.ini tab on my System Configuration Utility. Why is that?. I am running Windows XP Pro.
Any help greatly appreciated.
minder1

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Clicked Start Button

typed "msconfig" (sans parentheses) into searchbar

clicked "Boot" tab

Nothing is greyed out, yet there is no response when I click on any of the "Boot options"; including "Safe boot" (and any of its sub selections including Minimal, Alternative shell, Active Directory repair or network, 'No GUI boot', 'Boot log', 'Base Video' or "OS boot information".

"Advanced Options" will not open nor does "Timeout accept any input".

Have tried right-clicking msconfig and "Run as Administrator" without success.

All the options under the other tabs (General, Services, Startup, Tools) seem to be working.

ADDITIONAL INFO
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5610 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595321 MB, Free - 417341 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, TKBSS
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Cannot select Boot Options in System Configuration Win 7

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Tuesday 1-Sept
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The Boot.ini Tab missing from my System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe) Dialog Box.

Everything else is OK and have all other functionality with msconfig.exe

Yes - the Boot.ini file is in the root of C:\ and I can open and view it in Notepad (just not in msconfig)

Thanx for Any ideas to get my Boot.ini Tab Back ?

Please See attached picture.

BVR
Joe B!
 

A:Boot.ini Tab missing from System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe)

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I've tried to boot my friends computer into safemode to have a look at a couple of things, I used system configuration (because I can rarely boot safemode manually) but now it keeps trying to apply updates and keeps reverting and shutting down. Now it is stuck in an infinite loop, someone please help!!!

A:PC won't boot- Safe mode with networking in system configuration

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Connor2524


I've tried to boot my friends computer into safemode to have a look at a couple of things, I used system configuration (because I can rarely boot safemode manually) but now it keeps trying to apply updates and keeps reverting and shutting down. Now it is stuck in an infinite loop, someone please help!!!


Attempt to run System Restore to a time before this started happening by following this tutorial: System Restore

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I got this error after I did a Compaq System Recovery.
Your system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to Customer Care using the phone number found in the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected, this error will prevent your PC from operating properly. Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the Power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple)
Help!
 

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Friend has and HP a535w that is producing an error, machine boots up until the XP media center splash screen and then an error box appears:System Configuration ErrorThe system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to customer care using the phone number found in the Warranty and support guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected this error will prevent your PC form operating properly.Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple).'i searched google and the only thing i could find http://www.resellerratings.com/forum/tech-...ode-purple.htmlwas that this had something to do with "tattooing" the recover to the motherboard, and a workaround was to attach the HDD to a usable system andopen up C:\hp\bin\ConfigCheck\cfgchk.bat with notepad and modify the section that checks to see if the hard drive is tattoo'd to have it not bother checking at all. (although the hard drive will be running as slave so replace the C:\ with whatever drive letter Windows assigns it) The line to remove is: "python c:\hp\bin\ConfigCheck\run.py". This worked great for me and I hope it helps anyone else who comes along this thread as an alternative to dealing with tattoo'ing the motherboard or hard drive. i did this and cannot find the .bat file, that path does not exist.this machine is out of warranty and we do not want... Read more

A:HP system configuration error

http://www.techimo.com/forum/applications-...ode-purple.htmla couple of pages into this thread seem to have several fixes.

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I CANNOT STARTUP MY COMPUTER WHICH IS:
 
 
HP Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment Notebook
Intel Core I5
RUNNING Windows 7 Home Premium OA 64 bit
 
THE FIRST PROBLEM WAS THAT, ON STARTUP, I GOT THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE:
 
Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start
Insert Windows Installation disk and restart computer
Choose language settings
Click “repair computer”
Boot \BCD
Status:: 0xc000000f

Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
 

 

BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE A Windows INSTALLATION DISK, I TRIED TO BOOT USING A RECOVERY CD.  IT DID NOT BOOT AND REQUESTED A SYSTEM IMAGE TO REPLACE THE SYSTEM.   I DO NOT HAVE A SYSTEM IMAGE ON CD OR DVD.
 

I THEN MANAGED TO GET INTO WinRE (RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT) AND TO MAKE A BACKUP OF MY DOCUMENTS.  I RAN THE CHECK DISK OPTION AND NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND.  I THEN ATTEMPTED TWICE TO RESTORE THE SYSTEM TO TWO DIFFERENT POINTS IN THE PAST.  IN BOTH CASES RESTORE FAILED AND PRODUCED THE FOLLOWING ERROR MESSAGE:
 

System Restore Error 0x8000ffff
 

MY QUESTION:  Is there any way of repairing the problem without having to reinstall Windows and the whole system?  

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I was trying to repair a software installation (Iomegatools) by removing and reinstalling this software. My system froze after the installation and I shut down the computer and tried to restart Windows XP. On restart, I get a black screen with white type indicating I have an invalid system configuration. It suggests I run Setup to input the correct date and time. When I get past that it starts to load windows XP but freezes on a blue screen with the Windows XP logo but no User logon information. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jon B

A:Invalid System Configuration Error

Have you tried to start the machine in safe mode and use XP system restore yet?

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I have a COMPAQ laptop,Windows XP Home Edition
Each time I start up my computer, the following message shows up:

"You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts. The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Windows starts. Choose the Normal Startup mode on the general tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility."

I have already checked the "Normal Startup" box but after restarting, the message pops up again.
I can't even connect to the internet, and my anti-virus doesn't detect anything bad. HELP PLEASE!!
 

A:System Configuration Utility error

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My Father-in-Law brought over the computer we gave him for Christmas and said it was not working. I started it up and got this message "your system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to customer care...blah blah" I tried a system recovery but it had no effect. I tried clearing the cmos and that had no effect either. I tried using the recovery cd's that I made for it and got a message saying the cd's were not for the correct model?!?!?! What is going on here?

PC Info:
HP Pavilion a430n
XP sp1

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance

-Nate
 

A:Solved: Help with System Configuration Error

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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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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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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 Everyone,

I have System Restore enabled on my Windows 7 Computer however there are 0 bytes allocated to Restore Points -

When I attempt to allocate space I am met with the following -

I click OK and then...

I do have adequate space on my drive -

I have tried turning System Restore On & Off and this has not improved the situation.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

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This a.m. I was greeted by this System Configuration Utility message popup:

You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts.

The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the Utility to run every time Windows starts.

Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the system Configuration Utility.
-----------------------------------------------------------

Yesterday I used the system configuration utility to untick a program in the Startup menu. Is that why I am getting this message now?

If I follow the directions and select the Normal Startup option, will all the services that I have painstakingly turned off over time start running on startup again? Or will it just load the one application it changed?

Could I restore the registry from a few days ago instead? And, if I do that, will the tracking cookies I finally got rid of by setting them to be deleted at start-up reappear?

Another question I have is, what is the utility used for, if not to make changes? Is it just to look at? What good is it then?

HP Pavilion - Pentium(R) 4CPU
160GB HDD 512 MB RAM
Windows XP SP2 Home
 

A:System Configuration Utility Error Message

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Supermario, my name is cher and im in trouble. Im disabled and i cant find my disc. I have an hp pavillion all in one desktop hp pavillion 23 all in one. My screen pulls up the startup menu. Can u help me? My email is [Personal Information Removed] and i can give you my phone number. I REALLY need help. Thank u so much

A:Re: Your system has detected a configuration error. Code pu...

 Code Purple is a hardware failure.  You need to contact HP direct.

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Does anyone no how to fix this? Yesterday I got a UAC Zero Access Virus and tried using windows repair disc to go back to a restore point. That just made everything worse and now I can't boot into windows at all. I have a multiboot PC (its set to just windows 8 and windows 7 right now, windows 7 being the biggest partition on the drive).
 
Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired
 
The boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors.
 
File:\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc000000f
 

A:The Boot Configuration Data For Your PC Is Missing or Contains Error

Can you boot into either of the two operating systems?

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Several times, and only from a cold boot, I get a pop-up stating "Boot Configuration Editor Has Stopped Working" However everything loads okay and functions. What might be causing this and what does it mean. IE: What function does this editor serve?

SYSTEM SPECS

INTEL I7-920 PROCESSOR
WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT
12 GB TRI CHANNEL DDR3 SDRAM AT 1333 MHZ
ATI RADEON HD5670 1GB GDDR5
1 TB 7200 SATA 3.9 GBS 16 MB CACHE
CREATIVE SOUNDBLASTER X-FI
DELL WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUS


Dave K.

A:Boot configuration data editor error win 7

Run Startup Repair on a cold boot.

More info on BCD here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

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Have a HP compaq 6300 pro running windows 7 pro. today computer would not boot,
 
black screen came up it asks me to insert installation disc
 
scrolling down it lists the following
 
file \boot\BCD
 
Status: 0xc000000f
 
info: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
 
 
 
unfortunately since windows came preinstalled there was no installation disc
 
when I went to the windows support site to download one https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/home
it said since it was preinstalled to contact manufacturer.
 
my support/ waranty with HP for this computer has ended
 
Thanks in advance for any assistance in this matter
 
Bob J
 

A:error reading boot configuration data

If you have access to another Windows 7 computer create a System Repair Disk. Boot it and do a Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts to fully do the repair. If you have 64bit then you would need to find a Windows 7 64bit computer.
 

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Howdy,
I am trying to recover my system and need to recreated boot files, boot sector and Boot Configuration Database.
Stage I. Adding boot code
1. I patched system partition with boot code:
bootsect /nt60 C: /force
This works fine and returns:
Target volumes will be update with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.
C: (\\?\Volume{GUID})
Forced dismount complete, open handles to this volume are now invalid.
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.
The {GUID} returned here is the volume GUID for the volume with assigned C: letter. This same GUID can be obtained by using
mountvol command.
However the problem is that system device cannot be located so that the following command:
bootsect /nt60 SYS /force
returns an error:
The system partition was not found: The requested system device cannot be found.
STAGE II. Adding boot data
bcdboot d:\windows /s :c /v /m {GUID}
This command runs successfully and returns: "Boot files successfully created".
STAGE III. Recreating BCD.
1. Removing remnants of BCD
del /q c:\boot\bcd.temp
rd /s C:\boot\
2. Creating new location
md boot
2. Creating temporary database
bcdedit /createstore c:\boot\bcd.temp
3. Adding boot manager record to the created database
bcdedit /store c:\bcboot\bcd.temp /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"
4. Importing created database
bcdedit.exe /import c:\boot\bcd.temp
Here I get the error that reads: ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] How to Recover Boot Configuration Database. The Requested System Device Cannot Be Found

The cause is BIOS type.

I used to use Generation 1 VM with BIOS instead of UEFI firmware to boot from the VHD disk. This causes Hyper-V not to see the boot data, hence the "The requested system device cannot be found." while trying to create a file.


Changing the type of VM to Generation 2 (you have to create a new virtual machine, the type cannot be changed in-place) and attaching the same VHD solve the issue.

See also



[SOLVED]
Issues With BCDEDIT on VHDX. The Requested System Device Cannot be Found. The VHDX File Used In Native Boot Does Not Boot When Attached to a Virtual Machine




Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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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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HP Pavilion a522n.  I just did a full recovery using a DVD I created when I bought the computer.  The following message appears:Your system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to Customer Care using the phone number found in the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected, this error will prevent your PC from operating properly. Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the Power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple)" I first did the HP PC System Recovery and got the above message, so then tried the DVD I created.  Both get the same results.what do I do now?

A:Your system has detected a configuration error. Code purple

Thses may be very helpful:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-systems-and/Code-Purple-Error-Help/td-p/359373 http://www.question-defense.com/2010/07/24/hpcompaq-system-configuration-error-code-purple-windows-v...

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Hi Everyone,

I have System Restore enabled on my Windows 7 Computer however there are 0 bytes allocated to Restore Points -



When I attempt to allocate space I am met with the following -



I click OK and then...



I do have adequate space on my drive -



I have tried turning System Restore On & Off and this has not improved the situation.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:[SOLVED] Error with System Restore Configuration in Windows 7

You seem to be trying to keep restore points on a backup drive.
How the System Restore Utility Uses Drive Letters

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

A:windows 8.1 error 0xc00000d boot configuration data

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

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

Otherwise, at cmd prompt, type:

diskpart

lis vol

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

sel vol d

act

exi

bcdboot d:\windows /s d:

bootsect /nt60 all /mbr

restart the pc - you're good.

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Help I can't get past the booting error and there is no way for me to pass this? I've tried many things and can't get past it

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

OS: Vista x64 Bit

A:Error while attempting to read boot configuration data?

Please see this article. It has some suggestions. https://neosmart.net/wiki/0xc000000f..._48120c000000f

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So today I went to use my computer when all of a sudden I got a message giving me the 3f0 error. I ran a diagnostics test and it said it could not detect the hard drive. I decided to open the pc ( p7-1234) and make all the wires were plugged in (which they were) then tried again. It didn't work so I did some research.I found a bunch of post on forums about people saying open up you secure boot configuration menu and enable legacy bios. The only problem is I don't have that option under the security tab or anywhere to be honest. Can any one tell me what to do now?

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

Blue screen reads:

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

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

A:windows 8.1 error 0xc00000d boot configuration data

Bump.........

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I have a Dell and won't boot giving a black screen but will boot after about 10 turn on and offs. It is very annoying and have uploaded the latest drivers for the system. Since installing Windows 7 there seems to be this erratic problem with the Dell XP. Anyone have an idea about how to fix this problem?

A:[MOVED]Re: Boot configuration data editor error win 7

Moved from this topic: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2898619

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Hi, I was running Windows 7 on a Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop..After doing a spyware scan and finding and deleting all the entries I found, the next time I turned it on I get the error: oxc000000f "An error occured while attmepting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD"

I have looked online for solutions and tried using the Windows 7 disc (a copy) and also tried using 3 recovery disks, these all fail because it just stays completely black with a cursor (left for hours even) or I get a error message something around the lines of "insert correct boot media into the correct boot device" and I have no idea what this means. I cannot do a repair because I can only get the Windows disc to load if I remove the hard drive?? this is the only way I have got it past the green loading bar, so I am stuck and have no idea what to do..it only seems to respond to cds if the hard drive is removed?.. this all happened very suddenly and now I have a very expensive ?800 paperweight.. Any help massively appreciated!

To add to this - I also tried the command prompt typing the bootrec.exe code that I found on the internet..selecting command prompt from the option when the Windows 7 disc was loaded, but basically it came up with an error of some sort and it had a drive letter of X:/ on the command prompt ?? ..Also to get to this the hard drive was removed because like I said I cannot get the discs working with it in.. I'm guessing this means the hard drive is screw... Read more

A:Error oxc000000f Need help repairing Boot Configuration Data??

Are selecting the optical drive as your boot device for the windows install disk? sounds like maybe with the hard drive removed its defaulting to the optical drive and booting correctly. Also, make sure you have a good copy of the windows disk.

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I moved and expanded a partition on my computer (moved left) and have gotten this error upon boot.

"An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data."

I have tried using the startup repair tool and using the repair console to run BootRec.exe /RebuildBcd, to no success.

I cannot undo the changes as the partition's were join and now form one complete hard disk. Can anyone help me?
 

A:Error reading boot configuration file after partition moving

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Hi, I was running Windows 7 on a Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop..After doing a spyware scan and finding and deleting all the entries I found, the next time I turned it on I get the error: oxc000000f "An error occured while attmepting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD"

I have looked online for solutions and tried using the Windows 7 disc (a copy) and also tried using 3 recovery disks, these all fail because it just stays completely black with a cursor (left for hours even) or I get a error message something around the lines of "insert correct boot media into the correct boot device" and I have no idea what this means. I cannot do a repair because I can only get the Windows disc to load if I remove the hard drive?? this is the only way I have got it past the green loading bar, so I am stuck and have no idea what to do..it only seems to respond to cds if the hard drive is removed?.. this all happened very suddenly and now I have a very expensive ?800 paperweight.. Any help massively appreciated!

To add to this - I also tried the command prompt typing the bootrec.exe code that I found on the internet..selecting command prompt from the option when the Windows 7 disc was loaded, but basically it came up with an error of some sort and it had a drive letter of X:/ on the command prompt ?? ..Also to get to this the hard drive was removed because like I said I cannot get the discs working with it in.. I'm guessing this means the ha... Read more

A:An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data!

Go to your BIOS and set the CD as the first boot device, your hard drive as second.

If this lets you boot from the Win7 CD with the HDD installed run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

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ok i had some recent windows updates succesfuly and rebooted, since that at start up im getting "Error msg : Boot configuration data editor has stopped working"
any way to sort this ? what cause it ?
Have tryed system restore several diffirent restore dates but still the same.

Using a Dell studio xps 8100 win7 home edition 64 bit .

A:Error msg : Boot configuration data editor has stopped working

Try running system file check .

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi all, im getting that message upon startup. Im running windows 7.
It requests for the windows recovery CD to be inserted, so when I put the CD in to boot I get a "windows is loading files" then a starting windows with the windows logo then just a black screen with a cursor, I left it like this several times for at least an hour an nothing happened.
I can't press F8 to access safe mode etc, nothing will happen.
Pressing F12 to boot from CD just does the same thing as putting the CD in normally.

Help please!?

A:An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

It seems the CD is damaged.
Burn a new Windows 7 Recovery CD on another computer.
You can download the image or make a copy of a functional Windows 7 Recovery CD.

Boot the new Recovery CD and run automatic StartUp Repair up to three times as sugested in the forum manuals !

Good luck!

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

Description: Windows recovery format.

Status: oxcoooooo24

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

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

Enter= continue.

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

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

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

Also I canot move this panel or close the window.

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

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

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

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

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

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Windows 7 x64 system installed last week. All has gone well until a while ago...Adobe Acrobat downloaded an update and installed it, then asked to restart the machine.

At restart Windows quit and offered to restart normally or to repair itself. I let it try to repair itself, but it repeatedly failed, with the error:

*Boot configuration is corrupt.
Result: Failed. Error code=0x490*

In addition, I noticed that windows apparently is not finding the boot drive...looking at the repair log I saw:

System Disk=\Device\Harddisk\Windows directory-\\?\GLOBAL ROOT\Device\Harddisk1\Partition2\Windows

Windows appears to be looking at the wrong disk...it's installed on a new drive with only one partition. Using the Command Prompt option in the repair window, I could not access the *real* drive "C" (Drive 0), only Drive 1, which has two partitions for D and E.

Hiren's Boot CD running NTFS4DOS does not see drive 0 at all and also shows Drive 1, Partition 1 as drive C. Hiren's mini-WinXP shows a drive C designated as "System Reserved" - and shows Drive 1 as drives D and E on its partitions 1 and 2 respectively.

Mini-WinXP shows the otherwise elusive disk 0 as disk F.

I could sure use some ideas for a fix...I didn't have many to begin with and by now I'm down to none! Thanks in advance, if anyone can help.
 

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This is the error message that my computer had:
"Recovery
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors
File:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc0000185
You'll need to use recovery tools. If you dont have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer.
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings"
I made a recovery drive and set the UEFI to a USB boot, and when I tried to boot it with a blank USB it didnt recognize it, but when I used the recovery usb it recognized it. I did that to check and see if it actually recognized the recovery data.
Now when I boot it just has the Lenovo screen and the swirling dots. it's been doing this for about a half hour. Is this normal or is there an issued with the hatdware?

A:Boot Configuration Data is missing, Error Code 0xc0000185

The Error code: 0xc0000185 is an I/O error.
This can be a hardware problem or a software problem.
So the first thing to do is to run diagnostics on the hard drive ( http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html )

If you have difficulties booting to the disk/drive, post back and we'll see about changing some settings in the UEFI to allow the boot.
I'm working on a drive that will do this for you, but it's still in the testing phase (and it's a 700+ mB download).
 
If the drive is dead/dying, you may have problems trying to recover your data.
Do you have a recent backup?  If not, post back for suggestions on how to best backup your information.
 
FYI - if it is dying, then it's best not to use the drive at all until you've done the backup.
If the drive does die fully, then data recovery gets very expensive (up to $2000 (US)) if it's even possible.

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Hi everyone,

I have windows 8.1 and Lenovo y510. After upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1 a have several problems with my PC. Right now suddenly i cant start my PC.

I have BSOD
Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired.

The boot configuration data file is missing some required inforamtion.
File\BSD

Error Code:0x0000034
Need to use recovery tools on your instalation media. If you dont have any contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

ESC for UEFI firmware setting.

I try different setting in setting utilty (after pressing ESC) and nothing changed.

I dont have any USB or Disc with windows. (but i do have legal copy - it was already installed in my PC) so i cant use any of help with restoring pc from instalation media.

Do you have any idea what to do ?
Thank you very much. A need it pretty serious that pc because of school

A:Error 0x0000034 - Boot Configuration Data File is Missing

From the Repair CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
From the manual for Lenovo G480.







Originally Posted by Lenovo


When the hard disk drive or solid state drive is replaced because of a failure, no
product recovery program is on the new drive. In this case, you must use the
Recovery Disc Set for the computer. Order the Recovery Disc Set and the drive at
the same time so that you can recover the new drive with the pre-installed
software when they arrive.



You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.

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Hi
 
This is the full error message I encountered--> An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD
 
1) I have an old Dell Vostro 410, Windows Vista, configured to RAID 1 the whole time.
 
2) I wasn't able to boot it up one day, pressing the on button only got an amber light momentarily. From the symptom,  I replaced the CMOS battery as suggested by someone online and the PC was able to be powered up but it got to a blue screen--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/nyeoq0gwz4i3f2b/2013-12-21%2000.44.17.jpg
 
3) I realized that's because all the settings on BIOS has been wiped out after I took out the old battery, the "SATA mode" in BIOS was set to IDE instead of RAID, so I set it back to RAID as shown--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6oxdg8m092v0vr/2013-12-23%2000.01.31.jpg
 
4) I tried rebooting the the system again, this time I can see that RAID has been setup accordingly-->  https://www.dropbox.com/s/a708qln2oehrm75/2013-12-23%2000.03.57.jpg   and  https://www.dropbox.com/s/1sfrpfrxtkgke2n/2013-12-22%2023.58.37.jpg
 
5) But the rebooting was terminated with the message "an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data" --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/orgkn29qaj0nxsb/2013-12-22%2017.48.20.jpg 
 
6) Following the on screen instruction, I tried booting from "Windows installation" CD to repair it, however after pressing a key on the following screen,... Read more

A:An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

When you removed the CMOS battery it set the BIOS to the default settings.  I suspect you will have to rebuild your RAID configuration.

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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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I just recently ran a System Recovery on my Windows XP Home Edition SP3 computer and after the recovery is done I restarted the system and then this message shows up and I'm stuck here.

I don't have any disc that came with the computer because that was a very long time ago already. I tried to download the "Windows XP Home Edition Set Up Disk for Floppy Boot Installation" from Microsoft but I can't run the ff:

Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Home Edition SP1
Windows XP Home Edition SP2

I can't create the Set Up Disk For Home Edition, SP1, and SP2 because this computer I'm using right now is a 64 bit and no floppy disk drive. That's why I downloaded this instead:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File
from:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e&displaylang=en

I burned it to a DVD ROM but I don't know what to do next. After burning I reinserted the disc to this computer and the autorun activated. Then I inserted the disc to my Windows XP which has "System Configuration Error" and tried to reboot it but theres no autoplay or anything the computer still goes through the "System Configuration Error" message and I don't know how to access the set up disc. What should I do? Help please..
 

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Hi,
I apologize if this is not the right section, this seemed to be the most suitable.
I am using a 3D Connexion mouse and when I try to execute an executable file for the software configuration, I get the following error?
"Exception: Unable to cast object of type 'System.Configuration.Internal.ConfigurationManagerInternal' to type 'System.Configuration.Internal.IConfigSystem'"
I've talked with the mouse vendor and they have no idea.  My OS is Win7 64.  Does anybody know what this is?

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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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On boot up the laptop beeps twice and the message "system configuration data read error" appears with F1 to resume or F2 to setup. If I hit F! it boots up as normal. When I switch off and reboot the same ting happens every time...help its driving me crazy !!

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Hello,
I have been looking through this site for the last couple of days.
The situation:
My Windows 7 64 bit machine will not boot. It keeps going into Windows System recovery mode. I have tried that multiple times and rebooted each time but no luck.
System specs - Windows 7 64 bit, 16gb ram. Core i7-920 with 12 gb ram. This is an OEM disc that I bought from comp store, all parts and OS are less than three years old. C: drive - windows install a few apps, Drive 1 - games and music, drive 2 - everything else on disc.
So far I have taken down the error message:
stop: 0x0000007e(0xffffffffc0000005,0xfffff880030655c6,
0xfffff88009a8b78, oxfffff88009a83d0)

1) tried looking up this error with instructions. online instructions have had me go into the command prompt to perform edits on the c: \windows\System32 folder. These do not come up in my prompt on my c: drive - where windows in installed. See program files etc, but no Windows32 folder.
2) already have run the c: chkdsk /r to try and fix the disc. It went through everything and comes back saying there are no problems. Still cannot boot to windows either get BSOD mentioned above or recovery mode.
3) Cannot go to previous restored state (one of the choices ) as it states that I have no restore points although I know that I have established at least 2 in the last 2-3 months
4) Tried inserting the Windows 7 disc and running repair from there but it just takes me to the same Windows system recovery mode which still does ... Read more

A:BSOD system won't boot, error 0x0000007e cannot boot to safemode

Is a driver listed on BSOD screen? After running "startup repair" from recovery environment you see a text something like "view diagnostic details". Click on it. It lists the tests that did run. status 0x0 means success. Which tests fail and with which error?

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Unable to get beyond BIOS - need bootable recovery CD that can re-initialize Boot Record and/or reimage drive
Gateway HDMI, AMD A6 processor 4 mb Ram
 

A:Win 8.1 Pro 64Bit boot bcd error 0xc0000034 CANNOT Boot System Need Recovery

Hi -
 
Does your system have a HDD Recovery partition?
 
Take a look at this from Gateway - https://panam.gateway.com/s/software/MICROSOF/vista/7515418/7515418su531.shtml
 
If no-go with HDD Recovery partition, you'll need to contact Gateway and order replacement recovery discs -
 
http://www.sysnative.com/forums/windows-7-windows-vista/3716-oem-microsoft-windows-replacement-media-os-dvds.html#post26835
 
Regards. . .
 
jcgriff2

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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.
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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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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What's the skinny on nothing showing up (blank window) for system.ini and windows.ini in the System Configuration Utility?

Thank you.
 

A:System Configuration Utility: No system.ini or windows.ini

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I am using Win 98 2nd Edit. I have a Pentium 111 600 w 28 Gigs. Under the Config screen I see a yellow pencil, the box is unchecked and it reads Devic =C:\Windows\Himen.sys (yellow Pencil) rem C:\windows\emm386.exe REM Header. I notice when I start up on the black screen it says something about 386 Drivers not installed. Pls help. Thx
 

A:System Configuration Utility Config System

Can you list those lines out individually? It all ran together so I'm not sure what goes where.

Is it REM Header for instance?

Also, is the computer working ok, other than "saying something about 386 drivers"?
------------------
Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money
 

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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)
* The computer reboots a short period after the &q... Read more

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)
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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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When I boot I get an error box that informs me System32 is shutting down. In the report that would be sent to MS I get this:

c:\DOCUMEN~1\PHILIP~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERc90.dir00\svchost.exe.mdmp
C:\DOCUME~1\PHILIP~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER5c90.dir00\appcompat.txt


How do I fix this?

Is it related to the inability of this computer to be seen on my networks?

Win XP Pro SP2 on an IBM T42p.

A:System 32 Error on boot up

Hello Uncletoad, you should try the 5 Step Process first http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...sting-log.html then if the analysts say you are clean come back to the XP Forum for further help.

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I'm running Windows XP Media Center on an Acer Aspire 5050 laptop (All service packs installed), and for the past few weeks, I've been getting a system error message whenever my computer boots up. After I log on and my desktop appears, the same error message pops up every time:

System Error: -2146697210
Line: 0

I also usually get another error at about the same time saying that Generic Host Processes for Win32 Services had to close and asking me to submit an error report about it.

After that, everything seems to run fairly smoothly. It's slow, but the laptop's old so I doubt that's because of this. I've run scans with MalwareBytes and AVG Free, but they didn't find anything.

What can I do to fix this problem?

A:[SOLVED] System Error on boot

What happens when you boot in safe mode?
Have you error checked the drive lately?

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I own a Dell Lattitude Cpi D266xt. Operating system windows 98
Pentium II Laptop. Upon Boot up It reads "non System Disk".
I have a cd rom drive. No disk in it. I am able to go into start up.
And thats it. Cannot get to windows 98 operating system.
Please help if yu can.
 

A:Non system disk error upon boot up

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I turn my Gateway PC, bought 2002, and it loads to a screen thats say GATEWAY in big green letters and asks three things at the bottom. After clicking and sounding like it has diarreah it will load this error 10 seconds later.

Client Mac ADDR:0007
E9 9D F4 D0

Guid:AOE94790-DB1D- B2 11- 800- D619859688C6

PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel
PXE ROM

Boot Failure: System Halted

Now it will load if i go to F1 when it says gateway and then exit without saving configurations. And sometimes it will load if i just wait, but when it does load everything will run slow and freeze and eventually get on my nerves to the point were i just turn it off. whats wrong? what should i do?
 

A:Boot Error: System Halted

for some reason looks like boot from a nic or network card
go to bios check boot setting priority if system is standard ide not sata
must or should be hdd 1st and if there is option it should be 0 drive
then cdrom drive
if sata there will be separte page to config ide channel boot or sata channel
 

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Hello,

I'm seeing the following error message when booting to a Win 2000 Pro machine:

"The procedure entry point_stop [email protected] could not be located in the dynamic link libaray. regsrv.dll"

What does this error mean and how can I fix it, or do I just need to reinstall the machine? Thanks for the advice.

abowman
 

A:regsrv.dll error during system boot

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I was just trying to install FarStone Restore IT 2014 when it gave me an error that my PC`s Boot and System files are on different drives.

I had a look and Boot is in drive C: and System is in drive G:
( No idea how that happened )
C: Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition
D: Primary Partition
E: Primary Partition
F: Logical Drive
G: System, Active, Primary Partition


i tried Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD but that made no difference.

Any help will be much appreciated

Regards

PS. All my system files are on drive C:

A:Error: Boot and System on different drives

Sure Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD did finish successfully?
In Elevated Command Prompt :

Code:
bcdedit /store C:\boot\bcd /enum all
bcdedit /store G:\boot\bcd /enum all
Both outputs are EXACTLY the same? DEVICE, OSDEVICE and more lines refer to partition C: ?
Post back results

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Hi all,
Few days ago a stop error occurred with no warning or anything saying just:

***stop 0x0000005c (0x0000010b, 0x00000003, 0x00000000,0x00000000)

Then it was all fine for a day, and then i believe after installing a service pack or some updates, yesterday and today i get the same error and windows won't start.

I created the zip folder, but the one from perfmon doesn't want to be saved as html. Plus there is no minidump folder.

I have vista home premium x32.

Thanks a lot for any help and if there is anything else i should include please let me know.

A:Stop error at system boot

The STOP 0x5C error is an issue with the initializing of HAL.DLL. HAL.DLL is the layer between your hardware and Windows - if it isn't working, the system won't work. More info on it here: BSOD Index

What USB devices are you using? There appears to be issues with a USB Flash Drive in your System EventLog files. There may also be issues with your wireless networking devices - what kind of device is it (USB or built in)? I presume that your system is an Acer Aspire 7520 (a laptop)?

Please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service . I recommend Windows Live SkyDrive - http://skydrive.live.com or another free, file-hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Just to be safe, uninstall Daemon Tools and ensure that the sptd.sys driver isn't being loaded when Windows loads (if so, rename it to sptd.BAK - it's in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory). The reason for this is that this driver can cause BSOD's.

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   Evidently while trying to take advantage of the Windows 10 Upgrade, somehow some damage was done to a file(s) from my old  Windows 8.1 OS pertaining to a missing, or damaged, file....  \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe  ...  which
in turn rewflects an Error code:  0xc0000001...
  At any rate, as a result, I am not able to boot up without an installation disc, nor perform the requested "Restart" to continue with the Windows 8.1 reinstallation because of this Error, and missing file(s), and am at my wits end...
  Please does anyone have any idea what my best course of action might be at this point, as I have seeminglly tried everything that I could think of for the better part of two weeks now.
  Last night a gal that lives a few doors down checked in on me, because she hadn't seen me for those two weeks and was just pretty concerned about whether I was allright or not, and she suggested that I take the laptop to an outside Technician, but
unfortunately, I am a disabled  U.S. Veteran, and I just don't have alot of money to work with.
  If someone could please help me with this litlle bit of a predicament, I would surely appreciate it more than you could ever know.
  Thank you....  And I Wish you Happy Holidays!
     -Otto Pedersen

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Hi! I'm glad to have found this forum, because I'm really stuck.

We've got a laptop that has worked fine for months. Yesterday, we got a blue screen, which has happened before but I've been able to recover by repairing, or booting in safe mode.

Now, we get the Windows Error Recovery Screen, but no matter what option we pick (Safe Mode, etc.), we then get
STOP: c000021a Fatal System Error the inital session or system process terminated unexpectedly.
Then it does a memory dump and reboots.

If I set it up to boot from the Vista CD, we get the same thing, except no memory dump. So, I can't repair or reinstall the OS.

What else can I try? Any help is much appreciated.

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I have an old Sony Vaio. It was running slower and slower and eventually would not boot. I was told the hard drive was dead. A new larger hard drive was installed and about 80% of my info was recovered. The system kept freezing when I tried to do just about anything. I downloaded all the files I wanted to CD's and decided I would use the recovery discs and start fresh. Just like it was when it came from the store, except with much more memory. I went from about 80g to 320g. The sytem goes through all of the disks, says that the recovery was successful, remove disk three hit any key to boot. Then I am back to square 1. Boot disk failure. I can't seem to get past this point to restart my PC. I am not a tech/rebuild type of person. I can get to the BIOS, but don't really understand what I am seeing. From all that I have read, I figure(but could be dead wrong) that is must be recongnizing my CD drive and my hard drive. Otherwise, how could system recovery be successful? Can anyone point me in any direction? Help is greatly appreciated.

A:Boot Disk Error after system recovery

Hi deluxe! "I can get to the BIOS, but don't really understand what I am seeing."

According to your skill level, I can mention a few things but doubt if you'd be able to do them! I mean, can you clear your cmos and format your hard drive?

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I am pretty new to Windows8. I just mess up with my Dell XPS 12 yesterday by using a partition tool to create a 2nd partition from C:\

now When I boot into the system, I got the following message: "File \windows\system32\winload.efi. Error code: 0X0000225"

I then create a win 8 pro x64 USB and try to recover, but the re-set, refresh and system restore woudln't work.

I did some research i tried all the command bootrec /XYZ , but still no luck.
I saw some people can use bootedit to fix this issue, but this command has problem to run on the PE environment on the X: drive.

I even try to reinstall the OS, but it would;'t let me do it because it's a GPT partition. If I can fix this issue, i really don't want to re-install....... any suggestion?

A:unable to boot into system, winload.efi error

Was the 3rd party Partitioning,Backup & Cloning software, which you used fully support Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot?
Which is signed by Microsoft.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Hi all,
 
There's a problem I'm having with a computer I've just recently set up with Windows Vista. What happens is, I can get past the BIOS screen, but after that, I see "Error loading operating system".
I've really been unable to fix it... Startup repair says there's nothing wrong, System Restore doesn't work (it says that there are no restore points), and I've tried to use Bootrec to fix the BCD, but it was telling me that there were no Windows installations available.
I've done all I can think of to try to fix it, except for reinstalling Windows or replacing the hard drive completely.
Is there any way I can get around this problem?

A:Error loading operating system on boot

Was the hard drive new or did it have an OS on it previously?
 
Before you do anything I would run a disk diagnostic with Seatools for DOS. You may have to change the BIOS from AHCI mode to IDE mode for Seatools to detect the drive. If the drive passes then you can do the following options.
 
You can prepare the hard drive for a clean install by using the Vista Install disk at the command prompt.
 
At the command prompt: type the following. Make sure you are doing this to the correct disk n. You can use either clean or clean all. Clean all is a good option for a clean install.
Diskpart
list disk
select disk n    (n being the number of the disk you want to clean)
clean    (this will delete partition table)
clean all   (this will zero drive)
Install Vista
Here is a tutorial showing the command prompts being used. It's for Windows 7 but is valid for Vista.
Or you can do it with the bootable version of Partition Wizard (free). Burn the iso file and then Wipe the drive using the Quick Option. After that, start your Vista Install.

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I have XPS 410 with Windows Vista 32 bit. My PC was working fine earlier but yesterday i tried to start it and ended up the message of 'Missing Operating System'. I am unable to login to windows.

As soon as my system boots up, it halts on the screen. This is how that screen looks:

Serial ATA AHCI BIOS.
Controller Bus#00, Device#1F, Function#02: 03 Ports, 03 Devices

Port-00: Hard Disk, Samsung SP22304c (this device is controlled by the RAID BIOS)

Port-01: Hard Disk, Samsung SP22304c (this device is controlled by the RAID BIOS)

Port-03: CDROM, TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS-H653A

ACHI BIOS Installed
Intel (R) Matriz Storage Manager option ROM v6.0.0.1022 ICH8R

RAID Volumes:

ID = 0
Name = ARRAY
LEVEL = RAID0 (Stripe)
Strip = 128kb
Size = 465.7 GB
Status = Normal
Bootable = Yes

Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model Serial # Size Type/Status (Vol ID)

0 Samsung SP2504C S09QJ1SP***** 232.8GB Error Occured (0)

1 Samsung SP2504C S09QJ1SP***** 232.8GB Error Occured (0)

Press CTRL-I to enter Configuration Utility

Missing Operating System

This is where the system stops and doesn't move any further.

Could anyone please help me that why i am getting this "Missing Operating System" message? How can i log back into my machine without reformatting the HDDs bcz i have very valuable data in it. I dont mind to restore the system provided I can p... Read more

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Hey guys.

I am having a problem when I try booting up my system. It turns on and goes to a black screen that says "disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter". Thanks for the help guys.
 

A:Solved: disk boot system error

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Ok so I'll keep this simple, Sony Vaio Windows 7 OEM laptop.

So for about 2 days I was receiving 'I/O device errors' and couldn't find what was causing the errors, I performed a chkdsk which took a full day to get to about 80% then the laptop died on me, it switched off and that was that.

After rebooting the machine I was presented with 'Error Loading Operating System' and the machine just sits there doing nothing.

I tried booting to the hidden recovery partition however the function buttons don't appear to work properly and the only thing I can get into is the Bios.

I booted into the Bios, changed the arrangement to boot from optical disk, created a Win7 recovery disk on my home pc and rebooted with the disk in the drive.

Booted to disk, it runs, 'loading files' appears and then I'm left on a blank screen with a large white cursor, waited about 6hrs but still no change.

I discovered that if I reboot a few times I get a 'failed to read disk, press ctrl + alt + del to restart' error.

Tried booting from an external device with a recovery disk on the device, doesn't even recognise it.

Any idea's?

If possible I would like to keep all the data on the disk, if not then as long as I can trigger the Hidden recovery partition I'm happy.

Kindest Regards

Craig

A:Error loading operating system on boot

Bump

I've been looking into the bios a little more and I can't help but feel that this might be a simple boot loader issue, if anyone has a 'Win7 Premium' boot.ini file to spare so I can test this, please let me know.

Kindest Regards


Craig

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Here's some background info on what I have done to troubleshoot this computer, which led me to c000041a.

My friend's computer would not start properly and go to this blue screen with text on it. It would eventually lead to the NT Shutdown Timer which I searched on this website and was able to manually turn it off with running shutdown/a.

I then downloaded and ran SUPERAntiSypware Professional Trial and followed these directions:

Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.
It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.
Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.
Click the Scanning Control tab.
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:
o Close browsers before scanning
o Scan for tracking cookies
o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
o Please leave the others unchecked.
o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.
On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.
On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.
Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.
Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.
It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.
To retrieve the removal information f... Read more

A:c000041a {fatal system error} on boot

Closing duplicate, continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r.../610884-please-help-newbie-hijackthislog.html
 

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My PC frequently 0x0A error when its first boot in system. It happen before it show the account selection, the page for me to click on my account and enter the password.

I have tried update my display card driver, windows update is on.
I also done the sfc /scannow, it return some file is damaged but can't be fix. I have uninstalled the related windows update but it still the same. Please also see the CBS log.

A:Frequently 0x0A error when first boot of the system

Hello, edmondhk. If you would, I need your detailed system specs

Please fill out your System Specs


   Information
Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs
I looked at your last 5 dump files this is what they said. Each was one or the other.


Code:
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {10, 2, 0, fffff80004c5e509}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for kltdi.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for kltdi.sys
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!NsiEnumerateObjectsAllParametersEx+24f )


Code:
Followup: MachineOwner

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging... Read more

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Hi all,

Switched on the main PC tonight and got a
'Error Loading Operating System' message.

The machine runs XP Pro SP3 and has all updates applied. Itwas last used last night with no problem.

I have tried to run from Bootable Cd's/ DVD's and Floppies but still get the same message.

The Machine is running PhoenixBIOS Ver 4.06 Rev 1.07.1521, This reports that IDE DRive 1 is a ST340014A-PM and IDE Drive 2 is a SAMSUNG SV0432A 010-(PS). However on attempting to boot only the DVD RW drive is shown and no others

I have tried altering the Boot sequence in the BIOS so that Cd is tried first, then floppy, then Hard drive but with no success. You see a brief flash of text saying a bootable cd is detected and then straight to the Error Loading Operating System message.

Any help gratefully received!!!

Emlyn

A:Error Loading Operating System and cannot boot from CD/DVD

Quote:





Originally Posted by Emlyn


Hi all,

Switched on the main PC tonight and got a
'Error Loading Operating System' message.

The machine runs XP Pro SP3 and has all updates applied. Itwas last used last night with no problem.

I have tried to run from Bootable Cd's/ DVD's and Floppies but still get the same message.

The Machine is running PhoenixBIOS Ver 4.06 Rev 1.07.1521, This reports that IDE DRive 1 is a ST340014A-PM and IDE Drive 2 is a SAMSUNG SV0432A 010-(PS). However on attempting to boot only the DVD RW drive is shown and no others

I have tried altering the Boot sequence in the BIOS so that Cd is tried first, then floppy, then Hard drive but with no success. You see a brief flash of text saying a bootable cd is detected and then straight to the Error Loading Operating System message.

Any help gratefully received!!!

Emlyn




First thing, I'd really REALLY want to know that the boot sequence is adjusted correctly (optical drive first), because if it won't boot from CD, you are looking at hardware problem and not software, which means money AND time, instead of just time to fix the problem.

Try the optical drive with the HD disconnected, and see if something changes.

Try making a bootable floppy disk, and see if that boots.

Also, sometimes when a HD goes bad, the whole cable is bad, so on the chance that it's the slave drive that's gone bad (at least you might keep your O/S intact)... Read more

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I have
Amd Athlon 3200+
2 GB of Ram
Windows XP sp2 (recently updated to SP3)
SeaGate 320gb SATA harddrive (brand new)

Hey Guys.

I've been having problems with my System randomly freezing up for no apparent reason. It usually happens when I'm on the internet or a IM program, but I don't think it's limited to those. When it freezes, I can still move my mouse cursor around, but I can't click on anything.


Also, sometimes I will get a "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system disk and press Enter" when I try to reboot. Usually if I leave the computer alone for 20 min or so, it will boot back up again.

Every other day, I sometimes get a blue screen after it freezes up

It's usually one of the following.

Dump of Phyiscal Memory Stop 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x8968C020, 0x8968C194, 0x805C773E).

or

Kernel _Data_inpage_error along with the following
Stop 0x0000007a (0xEIES2BF88, 0xC000d85, 0xBF968086, 0x41FDA860)
win32.sys address BF968086 base at BF8000000
Date Stamp 48025F2A.

I tried to Run ChkDsk....but it said it couldn't run because another application was running. DO I need the Windows XP repair disk or should I try something else? Please help me out...if you need more information, let me know

A:System Freezing and Disk Boot Error

Go here and download the Memtest Release and run it for about an hour

http://www.memtest86.com/

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I'm attempting to do an upgrade/update install of Windows 7 Professional over Vista Business. Everything checks out with the update advisor, the anti-virus and anti-spyware programs have been turned off (I have, however, left the Windows home-grown firewall on), but shortly after the temporary files have been copied and the setup begins, I received a dialog box saying that an unexpected error has occurred and that I should retry the installation.

My system is multi-boot with the first partition for Windows XP Professional, the second with Vista Business, and the third and fourth with OpenSuse Linux. I'm trying to upgrade/update the Vista partition. SP1 has been installed for Vista, and all of the updates contained in SP2 have also been installed.

Sorry to waste your time if there is an obvious solution to this , but I haven't yet seen it in this forum or anywhere else. Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Unexpected error on multi-boot system

Hello Clip5, welcome to SevenForums.

I honestly to not suggest an upgrade, it tends to cause more problems. As to the others you have installed. Perhaps it has something to do with OpenSUSE. Do you use Grub1 or Grub2 for a boot loader? (Or something else)

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I have
Amd Athlon 3200+
2 GB of Ram
Windows XP sp2 (recently updated to SP3)
SeaGate 320gb SATA harddrive (brand new)


**note...the most recent update is highlighted with bold

Hey Guys.
Ever since my system was built about a year ago, I've had problems with random freezing and other problems.
I recently had a fresh format of my hard-drive and bought new memory (because the old memory went bad). The problems started again, so I bought a new SeaGate HDD thinking it might the problem. All this has happened in the past few months and usually the system runs fine for a few weeks after I replace something and then it suddenly starts freezing again.

It usually happens when I'm on the internet or a IM program, but I don't think it's limited to those. When it freezes, I can usually still move my mouse cursor around, but I can't click on anything. However, sometimes it also freezes and I hear a system beep...and then everything is locked out.

Most recently, I can hardly get it booted up I always get the "DISK BOOT FAILURE" and "Invalid System Disk". I actually got it to run fine for a day and a half after I finally got it booted to Windows without encountering of those errors or freezing when it boots up. I think the bootup process might be my main obstacle right now.

Sometimes after it freezes (like every other day) it resumes running for about 1/4 of a second then crashes with a blue screen.

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A:Disk Boot Error and System Freezing

What motherboard do you have? We have seen this identical problem in severak of low-end Gigabyte motherboards on which AMD cpu's were installed. We had to change boards to get rid fo the problem... don't know if it was the hardware or the driver set... but never did go away.
 

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Hi all,

I'm using WinXP Pro SP3.

Recently I started getting a blue screen with my computer last week. It only seemed to happen when I visited facebook. Going back through my routine I realised I had just done an update of Internet Download Manager, and upon searching the internet saw one of their tech guys had posted on Lavasoft's Adaware forum that they had detected a conflict between the 2 problems. So because I didnt use Adaware anymore I uninstalled it.

The problem appeared to have been resolved, no more blue screens.

Then today I turn on my pc and when everything appears to load up a pop up message saying a critical error had occured and having looked in the event viewer it give these codes:


Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Error code 100000d1, parameter1 00000014, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 b402d875.

When one of my programs needed to reboot to complete its update I decided, after I'd virus scanned, to shutdown and then start back up.. the computer hanged at the bios page and looking at the logs I got 2;

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7009
Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 12 service to connect.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7026
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
L... Read more

A:2 BSOD's last week and now a system error on boot-up

Your issue is with the Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet Controller ndis miniport driver L151x86.sys.

Did you build this system or was it prebuilt like a Dell, etc.?
 

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I am attempting to restore from a system image, but keep receiving a boot manager error message:
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

The computer boots no problem normally, it is only when restarting to restore the system image. Any suggestions?

A:Boot error when trying to restore system image

Are you booting from a system repair CD in order to restore the image?
If so are you saying the CD doesn't boot?

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

Driver Name: cdrom.inf
Class Guid: {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Service: cdrom
Lower Filters: 
Upper Filters: 
Problem: 0x13
Problem Status: 0xC0000034
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP" Guid="{9C205A39-1250-487D-ABD7-E831C6290539}" />
    <EventID>411</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-01-16T14:00:17.169630500Z" />
    <EventRecordID>647</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
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All my utility programs such as CCleaner say I am using xp professional and when I right click on my computer
and call up properties it say's I am using xp media center edition. what gives?
 

A:system configuration

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How do I find my processor speed, RAM, and hard drive speed/configuration?
 

A:system configuration...

Belarc Advisor
 

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Gooday. I went into remove hiro from the start up. All the following are also in there, can you tell me what ones I don't need at star up please.
jusched - lvccms - isstart-logi tray - wkfud - wkssb - wkdetect - nero check - realsched readersl - ravtask - avgtray - nvcpl - nwiz - nvmctray - backweb 8876480 - (one that has no name but has the hkcu software etc) - superantispyware - money express - mnbg monitor - btdna - tea timer - freshtelip - ctfmon - microsoft office - microsoft works ca - win manager - power reg scheduler.
Can you also please tell me what the services tab is, I see that there are some in there stopped and some running.
Thank You.

A:system configuration

Hello again Warren

Here is how to check these entries in msconfig
Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

Startup Tab
Keep the page open then go to one of the links below. They will tell you what all the entries are and whether you can disable them or not. They will also identify any malware. Disable everything which is not needed to run at start up

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html

Read the Key at top of page. Use the Search box to check all your entries

When you reboot you will get a message saying you have started in "Selective Startup" Click "Don`t show this message again" then OK

Follow the instructions below to check your Services
http://www.theeldergeek.com/s.htm

Scroll down to ?Services Check for Windows XP?
Note is is not done from msconfig

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Hi,  Help.  I have a Lenovo B540 and Windows 10.  I went into System Configuration and unchecked every item.  Bad move.  Now nothing works.  I can't even get back into System configuration to undo my errors.  What do I do?Thanks,Bob

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2 weeks ago I downloaded the free windows 10 upgrade,i did and within 1 day I could not understand it ...so I un-installed it and   the windows 7 home premium was re-installed,this os system was in the pc it came from a refurbished hp computer
that I purchased at Newegg and was still on that disk....my question is in sys. config under boot column windows 10 is still my default os sytem,how can I get the win 7 back on that screen.Because my pc is actin funny again,appreiciate your good work
and this is the best I know how to explain it

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Basically everytime i select the normal startup and click apply as soon as i restart the computer it has switched back to the selective mode,i also notice that quite a few of the services have been stopped like the system restore service and windows audio to name but a few

can anybody help??
 

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I wonder if you are infected. Only a guess but have you tried scanning for viruses, etc., in safe mode?
 

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Hi Guys.Ive just update my old computer and I'm now in possession of a Toshiba A350 laptop running Vista home premium.I have masses of icons in my task bar and wanted to reduce my boot up time as it seems to take quite a while.Could you tell me if there is anything in the sys.config. start up list that I shouldn't uncheck ?I have a total of 44 items checked at the moment which seems quite high to me.Any advice welcome.Thanks.

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What are those "masses of icons" in your task bar? You could probably stop most or ALL of them. 44 does sound like a lot of useless garbage. I have Ultimate, and I only have 23 items to check or uncheck in start up, of that i think i have around 18 or 19 checked. The only thing made by Windows or Microsoft in my Start-up menu (in sys config) is Media player, and I have it turned off.

Can you give us a screen shot or a snip of what you have going on?

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If i should post this elsewhere to get help, please let me know where! Thanks!
I am having trouble with my computer running slow, loading pages slow and not logging off from one user...(you have to shutdown the computer for another to use it) I ran my adaware program, spybot search and destroy and virus scan all are clean. I also was making sure that we don't have more running at our start up than we need.....i have found one item in my system configuration that i am unable to establish if it is something we need to have running or not. Could you please let me know if YAHOOM~1 is a utility that i need to have run at start up. I have also attached my hjt log for you to look at. Thank you for your help!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:41:03 AM, on 8/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\ACMonitor_X73.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\AcBtnMgr_X73.exe
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A:Need some system configuration help

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Hello all, I've been running windows 8 for the last while and it's been great. I was just wondering about a few things regarding customization:

How to:
Configure a single application such as regedit to bypass UAC during launch whilst keeping UAC on.Creating a static entry in
Code:
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-X\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture


String Value:




Reg_SZ: Display Name: X



so windows does not show your* email address* on the* logon* screen*. Works till logon then you see your "test" revert back to your email address*.Where/what are the files/dependencies to run metro. Mostly interested where the data is stored to indicate the metro UI to minimize upon switch to desktop and where the image files are stored for the backdrop (similar to the web folder, not sure if they use a .dll or res file instead based on the set list provided by default).

Thanks in advance for the assistance, I've been slowly but surely rewriting the registry and system files however wasn't quite sure about a couple things after a solid 6 hours of work.

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Hello Joshua, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should be able to use the tutorial below to do this in Windows 8 as well.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I'm running Windows Vista Home Basic.
In control panel I wen't administrative tools, system configuration, services, and I may have accidently gone select all, because when I wen't back later all the services there were checked.
Or is it normal that all the services there be checked and that I exited the window normally.
Thanks for help in advance, jon.

A:System configuration

Hi -

It is normal for all boxes to be checked in MSCONFIG services.

Another way to bring MSCONFIG up -
START | type msconfig.exe

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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