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Windows 7 Start up problem [unknown operating system]

Q: Windows 7 Start up problem [unknown operating system]

Hello Everyone,
my Laptop is unable to startup normally, and when i tried to ''repair-computer'', my operating system isn't listed.

however i tried almost everything [ safe mode - last known successful start up or whatever its called - and low resolution] and nothing happens.

i have my system recovery disk [dont really know if this disk is my recovery disk but its called [alienware microsoft windows 7 home premium SP1 64 bit] they say [ this software included on this recovery DVD-ROM was preinstalled on your hard drive at the factory and may only be used for backup and recovery of your alienware computer system] well i think its the recovery disk then.

however i dont really know how to use it to recover my system, i can't do any thing unless my operating system is listed there so i can fix it...

can you please help me solve this problem...

kind regards,
Doc blood

A: Windows 7 Start up problem [unknown operating system]

Run Dell Hardware Diagnostics from F12 Menu. Sometimes the full diagnostics suite is listed as Utility partition. Try both listings if both are present.

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which try everything possible to start unbootable Win7 leading up to if necessary rescuiing your files to run Dell Windows 7 PC Restore from boot or disks or do the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I've been trolling the forums here for a while. Lots of great info but now I actually have an issue where I need some assistance.

When I was booting one day last week I got a nasty BSOD when Windows was trying to load. Then on the next reboot Windows 7 said it couldn't load and needed to do the recovery OS option from the Windows 7 repair on the CD. Well, before trying that I did a cold reboot and it got back into the OS fine so I didn't think much of it. Now, I noticed Ghost shows the C: drive status as "Unavailable" and it can't back it up anymore. It does give me an option to restore from one of my old backups. I'm thinking the MBR got hosed up somehow or something like that. But I'm skeptical to run an MBR repair since I have that 100MB partition on my SSD where my OS resides.

Ghost Shot>

This was about a week ago my Windows 7 started acting up right before the big patch Tuesday. I've been running it for over a year now and it's been solid. When I first set it up I installed it on my SSD (Intel 510 120GB) drive. One of the qualms I had with the install is Windows created a separate boot sector on the disk drive where it stored my boot files. This is known the the "system reserved" operating system files 100MB partition. Apparently the way to avoid this is to use a third party partition tool before doing the windows install. That way it will keep the Boot sector files on the same partition which is how I would of liked it for doing resto... Read more

A:Windows Recovery disk shows operating system: Unknown on (Unknown)

Note, I just went into my Disk 3 where my SSD resides in DISKPART and did some commands if this helps. It shows both the 100MB and 111GB Partitions on the Intel SSD as "Active".


Code:
DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
* Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 111 GB 101 MB

DISKPART> detail partition

Partition 1
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes
Offset in Bytes: 1048576

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 5 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System

DISKPART> select partition 2

Partition 2 is now the selected partition.

DISKPART> detail partition

Partition 2
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes
Offset in Bytes: 105906176

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 6 C NTFS Partition 111 GB Healthy Boot
Thx again for any/all help!

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So the other day I got a pain in the butt virus (GFW I think it was) http://www.sophos.com/en-us/threat-center/threat-analyses/viruses-and-spyware/W32~Rbot-GFW.aspx . Well I ran Malware-Bytes and got the infected files off. And I started up the computer again and it looked very weird. So I went looking to see if all my files were there and they were all hidden. Fixed that but it still looks weird. So I did a repair install of Windows and it still looks the same. My next step is a complete reinstall of Windows (waiting on an external I just ordered). I was wondering if I need to go that far or if there is a setting somewhere that is doing this.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

P.S. The clock/ T is rainmeter. They are supposed to be there.

A:Unknown Operating System Problem (See attatched image)

Did you attempt a system restore? How did you get a virus ? Did you download something and not scan it with MSE or MB before you opened it ?

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I first noticed the malware a couple days ago about 5-10 minutes after downloading a chess engine called Thinker and opening it in a chess GUI called Arena. I had scanned the folder containing the engine with Avast before using it, but it said no threats detected. Earlier today I found a site called virustotal.com which scans a file on your computer with something like 53 different antivirus programs including Kaspersky, NANO, Malwarebytes, etc, etc. and all of the programs said it was clean except one called "ByteHero" which says it detects "Virus.Win32.Part.j". Anyway as I said earlier I noticed the malware 5-10 minutes after opening the engine in Arena when all of a sudden a page in my browser popped up for no reason, and soon after my screen turned into the screen that shows all users on your computer when windows loads. I immediately knew I had been infected and turned off my wireless connection and turned off the computer. When I restarted upon bootup I could immediately see weird things happening caused by the virus (I don't remember what was happening, it doesn't happen now). When I logged back into my user, I started task manager and saw a couple of the same or very similar thing under processes (again I don't remember what it was, but in the description I think it said something about "server") when I tried to end task it generated a blue screen. I tried to go into safe mode and run avast and malwarebytes to scan my computer, but the virus was doing something even i... Read more

A:Unknown Virus Windows 7, seems to be destroying my operating system

Hello SinisterTechnique and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.
My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
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Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
Ensure your external and/or USB drives are inserted during always the scan.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need help anymore and your topic will be closed.
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
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I'm not sure if this forum supports Windows installed on a MacBook,
but I'd appreciate any help provided.

Regarding my laptop, it's a MacBook Pro bought around 2011,
witn Windows 7 x64 installed from my friend's disc.
(Sorry I cannot remember exactly what it was)
"Barely alive" condition.
Works fine, but suddenly shuts down at times, alert shows battery not inserted (UNDETACHABLE on this MacBook model), won't run without power adapter connected, immediately shuts down when inserting USB cable into 1 of the 2 USB ports, won't detect internet connection, and so on and so on......

That aside, it worked fine until last week.

I was running Windows Update when I accidentally insert USB cable into the wrong port and "forced shut down" the laptop.

When rebooted, I get a flash of BSOD and auto-restart, which leads to startup repair.

From there, I ran startup repair a few times, each time I get the successful result yet Windows still won't start.

Then I switched to Mac OS to use it for some urgent stuff.
While in Mac OS I did went around and did "repair disk" and stuff to the bootcamp.

Next I tried searching for solutions through my phone and did this and that on command prompt.
chkdsk bootrec etc etc tried all posted solutions to something similar to my case.

The next thing I realized was that I now cannot even choose "Windows" on boot and I got stuck.

Then I asked my neighbor and fortunately could borrow Window... Read more

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I'm not sure if this forum supports Windows installed on a MacBook,
but I'd appreciate any help provided.

Regarding my laptop, it's a MacBook Pro bought around 2011,
witn Windows 7 x64 installed from my friend's disc.
(Sorry I cannot remember exactly what it was)
"Barely alive" condition.
Works fine, but suddenly shuts down at times, alert shows battery not inserted (UNDETACHABLE on this MacBook model), won't run without power adapter connected, immediately shuts down when inserting USB cable into 1 of the 2 USB ports, won't detect internet connection, and so on and so on......

That aside, it worked fine until last week.

I was running Windows Update when I accidentally insert USB cable into the wrong port and "forced shut down" the laptop.

When rebooted, I get a flash of BSOD and auto-restart, which leads to startup repair.

From there, I ran startup repair a few times, each time I get the successful result yet Windows still won't start.

Then I switched to Mac OS to use it for some urgent stuff.
While in Mac OS I did went around and did "repair disk" and stuff to the bootcamp.

Next I tried searching for solutions through my phone and did this and that on command prompt.
chkdsk bootrec etc etc tried all posted solutions to something similar to my case.

The next thing I realized was that I now cannot even choose "Windows" on boot and I got stuck.

Then I asked my neighbor and fortunately could borrow Window... Read more

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I'm running Vista Ultimate 64 on a 500 Gig hard drive with 3 partitions.The problem is I marked one of the partitions,not Drive C, as "active" by mistake.I done a Command Prompt to make it "inactive", but when I started the system up again it wouldn't boot.I used the Vista disk for the recovery process, but I got a message "Operating system unknown on (unknown) local disk" i tried fixing the problem with a command prompt "bootrec/fix boot" ,but nothing happened.When I look at the info in Command Prompt it doesn't show the disk partitions, just Disk 0.Also I can't repair because no Disks are listed to be repaired. If I look at the drive in "My Computer" it is full with a file system marked as "Raw" and it wants me to format the drive.I used "Recover My Files" software and it shows some of the documents that are on the drive, but doesn't show any recovery.I looked at some internet post about the message I got and partition and boot problems like I have, but at this point I don't to try any else to make it worse.I would do a reinstall ,but on one of the drives I have some stuff that wasn't backed up.I never thought about backing it up because it wasn't on the C drive.Any help to solve this problem would be appreciated. ..........Kumpie

A:Operating system (unknown) on unknown local disk

Welcome!

Try marking the C partition as active again, using the Windows method in my post here.

Then run Startup Repair from the repair disc. Hopefully it will see your installation.

~JK

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I have a two-year-old Dell Inspiron 1545 that originally came with Vista, but was upgraded to Windows 7. I got a new hard drive for the computer several months ago. After installing a Windows Update today, the system rebooted to this message:

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

If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows Normally."

Start Windows Normally just reloaded the original error message. Safe Mode does not load (a blue screen flashes before taking me back to the error message again). Last Known Good Configuration didn't work. Startup Repair doesn't seem to work, either - I could not use a system restore point or a system image because the recovery tool couldn't find an operating system. The System Recovery Options screen shows "Operating system: Unknown on (Unknown) Local Disk." Also, after running the Startup Repair tool for about 30 minutes, nothing had changed on the screen, and I cancelled it. Is it supposed to take hours or something? Should I let it run to completion?

Using another computer, I downloaded the Neowin Windows 7 Recovery Disc and attempted to boot with it, but it just offered me the same System Recovery options: Startup Repair, System Restore, System Image, Memory Diagnostic (which gave me an error), and Command Prompt. I tried running chkdsk /r us... Read more

A:Windows failed to start and can't find operating system

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic






Quote:
I don't have an installation CD for Windows 7 because I installed it using a download I purchased from Microsoft.


You can make a installation DVD from the download.

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I have an Asus G74S. It was working fine yesterday except for being connected to our usual home wifi yet not getting internet. Our other computer, a Mac, accessed it just fine as usual. When I tried to restart my Asus, it only gave me the option to restart Windows normally, which loops me back to the same menu, or enter System Recovery. I tried the system recovery scan 3 times (it took hours each time), restarted between each, and it just keeps bringing me back to the same menu. Perhaps it's because the screen says that it's an unknown operating system.
 
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A:Unknown operating system, won't boot

I would remove the hard drive...and connect it as a secondary drive on a different system.
 
I would then try to run the chkdsk /r command on the troublesome partition.  If chkdsk /r reports that it cannot complete (via onscreen error message), please post same.
 
Louis

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I am trying to set up the company's workstations for wake on LAN and experiencing strange issues. I have two identical workstations except one is 32bit and the other is 64bit.

Each is an identical model HP and have identical NICs with identical drivers version and date.
Yet, the power management options are different and wake up behavior is different as well.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\<var>DeviceNumber</var>
The 32bit machine, when PnPCapabilities. is set to
280 Keeps the setting after restart and loads Windows.

However, the 64bit machine resets back
PnPCapabilities to 24 or keeps it at 100 if set to that but never loads Windows.
Meaning, the Nic wakes up the computer, lights flash, screen blinks, but Windows never loads. In fact, to get into Windows at this point, I need to press the "power button" to turn chassis off and again to start the computer.
This question was originally posted by me in answer.microsoft.com  and then the person helping referred me here.

Google search term "Windows 7 network card power management half wakes the computer"
(unfortunately I am not allowed to post pictures or links yet, since i've just created my account)

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Hi,

I have windows 7 home basic installed in my laptop. While browsing suddenly i got a blue screen with some information showing - "collecting crash dump...." and the system got restarted automatically. I am facing with this problem more frequently.

Please help me in resolving the problem.

Please its urgent!!!!!!

Regards,
Lavanya

A:Problem with windows 7 Operating system

Welcome to TSF!

Please carefully follow the BSOD Sticky instructions here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html so that we have some data to work with.



(I'll move the topic into the BSOD area of the forum, don't worry, you'll be automatically redirected there.)

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Can someone please give me some advice in terms of correcting the following problem?

When I turn my computer on, it cycles through the booting process over and over again. I've tried all the different booting options available by pressing F8 and nothing. The computer gets to the windows 2000 screen and then restarts the booting process again. It actually shuts down and then restarts itself. Please help!
 

A:Problem Booting Windows 2000 Operating System

Hiya and welcome

Can you get to safeMode:

If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
When you see the black-and-white Starting Windows bar at the bottom of the screen, start tapping the F8 key. The Windows 2000 Advanced Options Menu appears.
Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected. In most cases, it is the first item in the list and is selected by default.
Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
Ah, I see that you've already tried the options in F8. Have you tried the option Last Known Good Configuration?

1. Restart the computer.
2. Press F8 when you receive the following message:
Please select the operating system to start
3. In Windows Advanced Option Menu, use the arrow keys to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
4. If you are running other operating systems on the computer, click Microsoft Windows 2000 from the list that is displayed, and then press ENTER.

WARNING: After you start your computer by using the last known good configuration, changes that you made since the last successful startup are lost.

If you can start your computer by using the last known good configuration, the last change that you made to the computer (for example, the installation of a driver) may be the cause of the incorrect startup behavior. It is recommended that you either remove or update the driver or program, and then test Windows for proper... Read more

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A:{Moved Operating System Forum} - Phone problem with Windows ME

dose the PC answer the call? or dose it happen when you pick up the phone?
 

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the functioning of existing mouse and keyboard? I have read enough information to realize the very complex concepts involved, but it is all well over my head at this point and far more than I can comprehend.  I'd appreciate words of wisdom from all who
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problem signature
problem event name: startuprepairv2
problem signature 01: autofailover
problem signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
problem signature 03: 6.
problem signature 04: 65537
problem signature 05: unknown
problem signature 06: corrup&registry
problem signature 07: 1016
problem signature 08: 3
problem signature 09: rollback registry
problem signature 10: 1117
OS version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
local id: 1033

can anyone help me.....hopefully I can save important data that I had not backed up.

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OK, a bit of a long story here Iím afraid:

The computer Iím writing about is my sister's home-built PC, running XP Home Edition on an Nforce4-A939 motherboard. A few days ago, when she tried to boot it, it neglected to boot to Windows and instead came up with:

"Verifying DMI pool data...
Cannot Start Operating System*"

*May not be verbatim as Windows is installed in Swedish

She tells me that shortly prior to this happening, the computer was transported by car for about 20 minutes, after which she set it up, played Sims for about an hour, downloaded a couple of patches and switched it off (normally). She then restarted it a day later, left it on without using it for about an hour, then switched it off again (normally). When she booted it up again, the above error appeared. She only uses the computer for playing Sims.

Since the problem occurred, we have attempted the following:

Restoring CMOS to default
Restoring BIOS settings to default
Disabling the following in BIOS:
- USB Mouse Support
- AC97 Audio
- Onboard Giga LAN

When that didn't help, I told my sister to to find an XP disk. She wasn't able to access the Recovery Console or setup at first, but then she enabled the previously disabled RAID based on a random online thread, which allowed her to access the Recovery Console and Windows setup using her XP disk. In the Windows setup the R option was not available, so we went to the Recovery Console. Below are what we tried (a couple of classic... Read more

A:XP: The Operating System Cannot Start

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Hi, I have three operating systems on my pc. I only recently installed a windows 7 64 bit on a ssd but after doing so, I had to do a system image recovery to my windows 8 installation from a date prior to the new windows 7 install. This Windows 7 is not on the list of operating system options in system startup so how do I add it?
Thanks
Robby

A:How to add operating system to system start-up list

Hi,

Post the full screenshot of diskmgmt.msc and the result of bcdedit /enum all
Explain where your Windows 7 is.

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I have a Sony Vaio Model PCG-71511L. I did a factory restore on it so I can sell it and have am no longer able to get it to start up. I went into my Bios and it shows my hard-drive. I have tried to get my recovery discs to start it up but they don't do anything. Any suggestions?

A:No operating system message at start-up

How did you do the Factory Restore? Did you use Restore Discs or did you access a Restore Partition?
Boot into Setup (Bios) and go to Boot Priority and change CD rom drive to be the First Boot Device. Start the computer with your restore discs in and you should see the message, Press Any Key to Boot From CD.

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A:operating system failed to start

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A:Laptop won't start up operating system.

Hi,
sorry for the delay in responding when you get to that screen where it says " your pc needs to be repaired" that the 2nd screen you showed ( the one you call automatic repair) you need to press the esc key, then you will get to another screen select troubleshoot and then refresh this will then fix windows and hopefully not get rid of your data. However it cannot be guaranteed.

good luck
James

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This is Windows XP home. Every time his computer starts. He gets the following message: Please select which operating system to start. Now, the top one, which is highlighted starts just fine.But if he selects the bottom one it will not start at all. The description for both is exactly the same. Is it possible to get rid of the bottom one, so the computer starts normally?

A:PLEASE SELECT OPERATING SYSTEM to start

Please have a read here: How do I edit the boot options?. I must stress this, and please make sure you pick the right one, because if you dont you will render your PC unbootable.

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Hi,

After having my computer crashing - for whatever reason - i took it in to have all important documents (work stuff) that i needed transfered to an external hard drive.

I was informed to re install Vista, and that all my information will be lost.

When i did this, i did not reformat the drive, so it saved all the other stuff in a folder titlled windows.old.

I respoke to the person who assisted me, and told him of the issue that i am having which is:

Choose operating system to start or press tab to select a tool
(use arrows to select)

Use earlier version

microsoft windows vista - this is highlighted

to specify an advanced option for this choice press f8

tools

Windows memory diagnostics.

Since this kept coming up and really frustrating me, i rang again to seek assistance. I was informed to reinstall vista and reformat the drive. I have since done this - and i am pretty sure that i did it right this time, but this keeps coming up even though i have reformatted the drive.

Any suggestions, advice or assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thx

A:Choose operating system to start

Hi jasper, and welcome to the Vista Forums

You have the remnants of the first re-install left on your boot sector.

Press Start button and type msconfig into the start bar and enter, in the application which appears choose the Boot Tab, highlight the Previous Version entry and delete, OK out and reboot - the extra entry should be gone.

I assume that it is the "previous version" entry is the one you want to remove but if not just choose the entry you don't want and delete that

If you feel that this is beyond your capabilities then I would contact the tech who assisted you previously and request that they perform this for you

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Xp asks at boot which operating system to start and I only have xp installed. It gives me the option of Windows XP or Windows XP (Bootscreen). Why is this happening? Either one I choose gives the same results and I would rather ultimately skip this process all together.
 

A:Xp asks what operating system to start

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after i tried to repair the system,every time i start the pc a message comes up asking what operating system i want,xp pro or the recover console,how to do so it starts inmediately in xp?
keep on living with errors!
 

A:how to start pc without operating system choose?

Start / control panel/ system /advanced tab /startup and recovery/ edit. If there is a line there with something about the recovery console then just delete it. Make certain you don't delete more than that though.

Here is one for xp home

[bootloader]
timeout=30
default= multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition"/fastdetect
 

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when i turn my computer on i get

please select the operating system to start ??

microsoft windows xp professional
microsoft windows xp professiona (original)
what is all this about

help pleaze
 

A:please select the operating system to start ??

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The hard disk on my Dell Optiplex 240 died. I got a replacement disk from another computer in the office, but it was wiped clean and has no operating system on it. The orig drive had windows 2000 on it, but I thought I'd put XP on the new drive using a CD.

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A:trying to start up computer with no operating system

please do not duplicate posts
continue here http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/871311-putting-windows-xp-new-hard.html#
closing thread
 

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A:Failed to run the operating system during start up

Start with the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and post back if you need help as you do those steps.

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Hi folks,
 
I have a minor annoyance whenever I start my computer. The message screen states, "Select Operating System to Start" and since I have Windows XP it always has that twice as my only option to choose and the countdown goes from 25 seconds. If I do nothing it will automotically start once the 25 seconds elapse, or if I manually click on one of the two OS's.
 
Now, I did some digging not too long ago and found that if I go to Start>Control Panel>System>Advanced>Startup and Recover>Settings>Under System Startup>Defaul Operating System>Windows XP Professional>Uncheck "Time to display list of operating systems" and have it set to zero it will (temporarily) fix the problem and bypass the screen, thus speeding up the startup time.
 
But, after a week it seems to revert back to the 25 second countdown and the box is automatically checked again and I have to go back and uncheck it and set it back to zero seconds. Why does this happen? Why aren't the changes saved permanently? Is this just some minor glitch? I don't think it's a virus or spyware as I run checks consistently and haven't found anything at all.
 
Thank you for reading and offering any suggestions!

A:Select Operating System to Start

Well...I would just remove the second listing of the O/S, since it seems you only have one.
 
Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm
 
Louis

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First of all I want to say that I hope I havenít posted this in the wrong section *fingers Cross*

I wanted to know what is the best way to install a bootable virtual operating system at start-up?
I have installed VM Workstation 8 and wanted it to load windows 7 or XP at the Start-up like when you turn on the computer it loads/boots automatically in to the virtual OS.

So I was wondering what would be the best way to approach this?
The reason I want to do this is that so i can set up the OS and take a snap shot of the machine and when my brother breaks his computer again i just restore the snapshot of the machine. His a complete IT illiterate.
 

A:Bootable virtual operating system at start-up

Have you considered the option of just making an image of the hard disk for backup purposes? That would be almost as easy to restore to, and wouldn't give you the performance hit associated with running in a permanent virtual machine.

I certainly don't think that a normal full blown OS would be great at this, you can get virtualization systems that are their own OS and I'm sure would make this possible, but I think they're more for servers or fancier computers than the ones we'd run at home.

The only thing I can think of is making a shortcut as per this
http://ihaveapc.com/2011/07/how-to-...e-workstation-7-virtual-machine-in-windows-7/
And sticking it into the startup folder.
 

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Warning: Following these steps will cause you to lose all programs, pictures, and any other data on your computer.

You know guys Ive been reading through all these XP posts and Ive noticed that many of you are having the same problem. when you turn on your computer the computer goes to the start up screen and just sits there. It will not boot up no matter what you do. Ive fixed this problem on 6 different computers in the last month. I believe its being caused by a virus going around thats quite insidious. Because the virus is very hard to find if not untetectable. Even if if Im wrong about the cause the only way Ive been able to fix this problem is to format the HD and reinstall the operating system Im sorry to say. The only way Ive been able to do this with the computer having this problem is to boot from a XP disc and sometimes this presents quite a challenge. You absolutely must go into your bios by pressing f12 as the computer first starts, (I belive its f12 perhaps someone could make sure thats correct for me) then setting your cd rom to boot first. This must be done properly for you to be able to boot from your CD. once youve done this and saved settings in bios turn your computer off, place the XP disc in the drive and turn your computer back on. If youve done this part correctly as soon as your computer turns on you will hear the cd rom start and you will get a screen asking if you want to boot from the CD. Thats a great sign!! Your on your way now. Make sure you ... Read more

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Hi. My grand childs laptop has just died for some reason, it's a Samsung NP-R20, he says it refused to start so he brought it to me as I have had to reinstall the OS a couple of times, but I have not come a cross this before.
You turn the laptop on and it takes a while for the Samsung logo to display, then after a long wait it then displays, operating system cannot be found, you cannot get into the Bios menu as it is not shown when the Samsung logo is displayed you get, press f2 for setup, which when you press shows nothing, and f12 for network boot but nothing for getting into bios, also you cannot get into safemode. I tried a Windows XP cd to do a repair install but get the error message, that it has prevented a serious opperation and stoped the XP cd from loading.I took the hard drive out and connected it to my own Pc but it was no reconised in my bios or in my computer. I also took the hard drive and memory out and replaced it but still the same problem. I thought it might be a hard drive problem, but before I buy a new one I would like some advice as could it also be a motherboard problem as it is not showing the bios menu.
Thanks for any help in advance Dave.
 

A:Laptop will not start operating system not found

I think it's your HDD too, do the lights come on at all when you start the PC?
 

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Hi.

I have a problem with my main computer.

I had my computer running fine all today and we turned the computer off as normal before leaving the house. When we came back home, I went to start my computer and it loaded as normal until the part were the windows logo would normally appear. The mouse cursor appeared as but that was it. The screen remained black and the operating system never loaded.
I tried to re start my computer and this time boot into Linux as I have the hard drive partitioned with the WUBI program for Linux. It also would not boot.

I then re started and booted into safe mood into Windows and in there I ran an AVG virus scan and it said there was no infection. I checked my hardware and it all reported as working as normal.

Lucky that I have several computers to even ask this question. Thankful for that. I have tried the computer several times and it just goes into black screen after the windows loading bar and the cursor appears.

I am running Windows Vista ultimate 64 bit and Linux Ubuntu.
It would be so great if anybody here would be able to help me.

Thank you for your time and I hope I have explained this correctly.

A:operating system wont start during boot

Hi, reboot to safe mode then select "last known good" see if it boots ok. If not boot from the Vista dvd and select "repair my computer" select the "startup repair see how you go.

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I have replaced my motherboard and ended up having to get an entirely new copy of windows. The new copy of windows installed on C:\ and is working fine. The old version of windows is in the (partitioned) area of my hard drive "D:\" and I have totally formatted drive D:\ and there are NO operating system files on D:\.The problem is when I start the computer, after the initial BIOS info and manufacturer info and loads, I get a this message:Please select the operating system to start: Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. Press enter to choose.Microsoft Windows XP Home EditionMicrosoft Windows XP Home EditionWindows will start automatically in: 26 (Then it counts down)For advanced startup and troubleshooting options press F8.The first option is the correct one that starts the OS! The other one needs to be gone.If I choose the second option I get this message:Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt <Windows root>\system32\hal.dllPlease reinstall a copy of the file above.Can anyone help me get rid of this screen and go straight to loading up Windows when I start my PC?Thanks

A:Remove: "Please select an Operating system to start"

Hi!Try this:Go to Start > Run and type: MSCONFIG , and hit enter.Click on the BOOT.INI tab and then click on "Check All Boot Paths" to delete incorrect boot pathsHowever, if that doesn't work, then do below, but be careful when editting the file.Right-click My Computer and select PropertiesClick Advanced > Startup and Recovery Settings > EditBe very careful with this step: Delete the second entry

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Hello all, am quite new here, please bear with me if I ask a question that has already been answered; and please direct me as appropriate if you can. Thank you.
My Samsung mini laptop ( netbook) , model: NP-N150, running on windows 7 starter, bring up the following message on booting. " operating system not found".
How do I have it restored to normal functions, since it has no CD ROM for me to run the recovery disk that came with it.
I am actually hopeful that there is a way out without loosing my documents and files on the system, how may I do this?
On entering the BIOS using F2, I can't find the HDD.
Any help on creating a recovery sticky disk(USB disk) to solve this problem so I can at least back up my files first before anything?
Thank you all, for making here a place to be.

A:Error message on start up - Operating System not found

Hi,
I know I don't have all of the answers for you but the fact that the system isn't finding the HDD might indicate that the HDD has died. If this is the case then only a new HDD will return the computer to operational status. As for the files on that drive it may or may not be possible to recover some or all of them.
If you know a technician you trust I'd talk with that peron and see what sort of time and $$ are involved in replacing the HDD and recovering your data.
Keep us posted

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Hello,

I am having problems with my computer as follows:
-The system is very slow
-I cannot open up the 'Start' button at the bottom left of the screen
-I sometimes get this Error message - Runtime error 203 at 07AC2694
-A request to install Adobe Flash Player keeps on coming up on my screen

This is the result of running SysInfo

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3539 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33792 MB, Free - 14501 MB; D: Total - 118824 MB, Free - 109646 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.,
Antivirus: Trend Micro OfficeScan Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Problems with sluggish system and non operating Start button

Well, Windows 8 has no Start button. But before advising to reinstall your third party Start menu I looked at your sysinfo to see if maybe you have 8.1. Seeing XP I moved your thread.
 

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Hi,
I have an Acer Travelmate 4200 that got a drink spilled on it last night. It spilled all over the keyboard, so we took apart the top section of the keyboard to clean it out and dried it upside down last night to get any remaining liquid out.

Now the computer will not load. The green power light comes on and it acts like it is trying to read the DVD drive but then it does nothing. The fan comes on as well. But no screen or anything else.

Please help, this computer has the research for a thesis and it is very crucial to school.

Thanks.
 

A:Acer Laptop wont start operating system now!!!!

Aparently you have tried to make the laptop as dry as possible, but things can still be fried inside it. I am afraid the latter is the case and that you will have to opt for a waranty claim, although water damage usually isn't covered in that.

To recover the data I suggest to remove the harddisk and put it in or connect it to another laptop... but bottomline is that I think your laptop is lost :-(
 

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A while back, I swapped HDs in my two computers; that did not work at all, so I reinstalled the HDs in the respective computers. One has been working well since, the other one (the HP Pavilion 511n) now gets the following message on start-up: ?Operating System not found?. I found that when I do ?control-alt-delete?, the system starts and Windows XP works just fine. The only problem is that to get my computer working, I need to do ?ctrl-alt-del? everytime. Is there a way to correct the problem? Thanks.

luc

A:[SOLVED] ¬ęOperating System not found¬Ľ message at start up

This sounds like the approach you need;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314503

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Hi, im running windows 7 on a laptop. It started to freeze while booting. I followed steps to fix this including last known good config and, system resore. I then got the win7 disk in the hope of using the upgrade facility to try and repair this but it asks me to restart the comp, then reload the disk in normal mode, as the os is failing to load, it is in a constant loop. I haven't tried a clean install but im hoping not to do this as there are some sensitive/important files on here(its used for social work) and im hoping not to lose them, could anyone help with this please, thank you.

A:Missing %hs file operating system refuses to start.

Welcome to7F .
I would first check to see if the HDD (you have a Hard-Drive right?) is in a good condition.



   Warning
The Following Method Should NOT Be Performed On An SSD!

Testing the HDD:
Perform a Disk Check | Disk Check- Scroll down to OPTION TWO of the tutorial and use the /R switch in the CHKDSK command | chkdsk C: /R.
Then Post the Disk Check results following | This Tutorial.
Once back in Windows, download Crystal Disk Info and post a screenshot (multiple shots if you have more than one drive).
Download SeaTools for DOS if you don't want to use a CD to test the HDD you can use YUMI ? Multiboot USB Creator to create a bootable USB (instructions are found at the bottom of both pages).
If SeaTools for DOS is unable to recognize your HDD:
Visit HDDdiag and follow the instructions | Or follow the instructions below.
If SeaTools For DOS does not recognize the drive;
Boot into the BIOS using the *Fx key.
Look for an entry called SATA Mode (or something similar), it should be set to IDE / AHCI.
It's probably set to AHCI which is why SeaTools doesn't recognize them in the DOS environment.
Set it to IDE then save and exit usually by pressing the F10 key.
Now boot into SeaTools and it should detect the drives.
Start the Long Test and let it run.
Upon completion don't try to boot into Windows as it will only result in a BSOD, go back into the BIOS
and change the SATA setting back to what it was in the first place.

*Popular BIOS access keys.
Let us know ... Read more

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Okay so here goes... I was getting frustrated with adware,spyware and viruses, I mean really frustrated they corrupted my computer and made using internet explorer a pain in the @$#. So after deleting the corrupted programs and files from my computer I decided "Why not go all the way and delete the all the embedded crap from my system registry?" So I did just that I started manualy deleting all of the spyware that a spyware scan had found in my registry. Working my way through over 800 different directories. More determined to rid myself of these... mother#$^*#&... than I have ever been in my entire life. I mean I wasn't going to leave my chair until they were gone, all of them. Time began to pass and night became day, but shortly after, realisation came that I was done. It was now time to restart my computer and do another scan so I could know for sure. Then I'd be able to sleep. I clicked "Start" and proceeded to shut down my computer. At this same moment I noticed that beside my "My Computer" and "My Network Places" Icons in the Start Menu were the words "Folder" not "My Computer" or "My Network Places". The Computer powered off. I quickly powered on my computer It began to load windows xp, it continued to load windows xp, and 5 hours later yes, it was still loading windows xp. It is frozen at the blue screen just before the welcome screen where I'd log onto my User account. I rebooted in safe mode. ... Read more

A:Hard drive Won't Format! And Operating System Won't Start! Pls HELP!

Format.com cannot handle NTFS that is why you get the error when chosing option 2


Normally I would say you start with option 3.
But you say it failed.
So start with 1, remove all partitions, create new ones.
Since these will not be parititoned, you can now partition them with format.com if you want.


Although normally , the XP installer will not only partition but also format the drive when it installs.
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_sg_clean.asp
contains a nice step by step of installing XP

F:\I386>
Indicates that you do have a windows XP installer.

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Hi, I think this problem was caused by a forced shutdown ( I left it with a auto shutdown program, and when i come back to turn it on, i get this!) ( The shutdown program has never caused this problem before though )

So this is the choice page:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/...9bb4327d_o.jpg

I've tried both and neither work, they cant get past the load bar.
I have put the disc in ( Windows x64 Business ) and attempted a repair, which didnt work. I attempted a system restore to a few days ago and still the same problem.

I do however get these two screens which pop up for a split second before the above screen, my camera managed to capture them!

This one first:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/...c61e7f73_o.jpg
Then this:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/...0d08fdf0_o.jpg

I havent changed or installed any new programs or drivers.
Im running a 2.4ghz quad, 2gb of OCZ ram, geforce 260 GPU, and the OS is installed on a new HD

It was all running wonderfully, and now nothing

Please please help!

A:"Choose an operating system to start, Vista or Vista", Boot problem.

Hi Aeon7944, Welcome to the vista Forums

Looks like the vista bootloader is corrupted.

have you tried the F8 key when at the menu and either the Last Known Good or the Safe Mode option?

another thing to try is a start-up repair from the Vista DVD

Startup Repair - Vista Forums

Keep us informed

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Last night i was watching a few videos on youtube and turned off my computer. on the next day i went to school and when i got back i turned on my computer and started normaly until it got to the windows 7 logo where it whould go to the BSOD screen saying "bad_system_config_info"....i tried restarting several times..after that i went to my system restore screen and it seems as if it can not detect my hard drive i gues and find windows 7 and i also get "Operating system:Unknown on Unknown local disk" on the system restore ....i have tried many other forums but that still did not work..can someone please guide me into getting my computer back..and whould screenshots of the bsod and system recovery be good?

A:BSOD at Startup "bad_system_config_info" and operating system unknown

I suggest you replace your registry hives from the backup.

You need windows boot media of some kind - the installation disc, or the win7 repair disc you ran off will do fine.

There is a tutorial explaining one method of doing here:

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I have a Dell Inspiron that won't start. It says it is missing its operating system.

Using the Windows 7 DVD that came with the machine I went through the repair Windows procedure 3 times. The first time it searched for restore points of which there are none because the machine has Rollback Rx installed instead. It then restarted with no change. I went through the same process but this time it said it had repaired Windows however; restarting gave me the same missing OS message. On the 3rd attempt it displayed the restored OS as being on D:\. I ran the diagnostic tool and it said no errors were found. Restarting gave the same error.

How can I get the machine to boot from D:\ or move the OS back to C:\ please?

A:Dell Inspiron won't start. Missing operating system error

How did that happened? Did you format your hard drive or something? How many drives do you have maybe its installed on another one.

If all else fails the only thing left to do is to do a system recovery or factory restore, if you are looking for a clean start then follow this guide: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi everyone,

okay so I have a Huge problem here. First here are the computer specs:

Hp pavillion dv9000 enterainment edition,
Vista home premium service pack #1,
Intel duo core T5200 1.60 GHz,
2gb of ram,
32-bit operating system,
dvd-rw + light scribe,
Hitachi 160gb hard drive 5400rpm
nividia Geforce Go 7600
heres my problem: I bought this computer from a private party about a month ago, the thing worked great for about a week. Then all of a sudden when I went to boot it up it took a while during the intial HP screen then said "No Operating System Found". So I turned it off and back on again a few times, and finally it booted into vista. It didnt do it again for a few days, and now here I am everytime I go to turn on my computer I have to either tap it a couple of times, Unplug the power supply from it, or open the dvd drive bay and try it again. I dont know if any of what I am doing is helping it start up or not, but I do it anyway just in hopes to get it up and going. I have do a clean install on it in hopes that it was just the Master boot record, but with no changes. I have checked the driver software and all of it is up to date. PLEASE HELP ME, summer school is about to start and I need a computer for the class....

Thanks.

Vince

A:Vista Installed. But At Start Up 75% Of The Time It Says No Operating System Found!

That is indicative of an imminent hard drive failure, or a loose cable. Please don't slap your computer anymore though. Electronics, especially heated electronics, are not made to withstand being slapped around, and you are likely to break something else.

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Hello,

I have an old Advent 7090 notebook, running Windows XP and recently have been getting the following error message:

"For Realrek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.
Operating System not found."

I don't have any OS disks, as it was second hand and am hesitant to do a system restore, as some of the forums I have been scanning for solutions suggest this may aggravate problems.

Can anyone please help?

Kind regards,
Adrian Morrison

A:[SOLVED] Notebook unable to find operating system at start-up

When you see a system trying to boot via the network card, it usually means the hard drive cannot be read. You could try removing and reinserting the drive a few times to clean the contacts but, it probably won't help. More often than not, they're dead and need to be replaced.

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Hi, turns out that when i get to this window:



Instead of "Operating system: Windows 7" i get "Operating system: Unknown" and when I try to repair startup, it fails, what could be the problem?

ty.

A:"Operating system: Unknown" when trying startup repair

Hello,

Try this article MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record and if that fails this one How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Almost a year ago, I tried to do an XP and Windows 7 dual boot on my laptop. A few weeks later, I didn't need the XP, so I deleted the partition XP was on. I continued to use 7 though the xp still remained in Windows boot manager upon startup.

A few days ago, in the advanced system settings, I disabled the bootable OS display, and set my default OS to Windows 7. I restarted and now I'm stuck in a continuous startup repair loop, where it tells me that it can't fix my problem automatically and that the cause is an "OS version mismatch". Could it be trying to boot the partition XP was on? I can't log on my computer at all.

In the command prompt that comes up after I go to the system recovery options screen, I tried to fix the boot options using bootrec / commands, but so far none of them have worked.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:help with operating system boot display time, start up repair loop

Hello krviking, welcome to Seven Forums!





As it seems you have access to a PC so you can create the disk listed in the tutorial at the link below, create the disk and do a startup repair, you may need to do it as many as 3 separate times with system re-starts in between to complete the process of writing the Windows 7 boot files back to W_7.
Be sure to post back to keep us informed.


How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

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I start my computer and get "No operating system found. Press Ctrl Alt Deleteto restart" I think I set my C partition so it doesn't boot on it and boots on the Z partition which has nothing in it. Or unallocated space.



I think when i was trying to create a new partition in Windows 8 setup it screwed it up..... Because that was the last thing i did before i turned it off and got the message......

A:I start my computer and get "No operating system found. Press Ctrl....

This is out of context without the previous information in your thread at Dynamic Disk conversion help (HxD hex editer shows 01C2 is a 0??) - Windows 7 Forums.]

You last reported there that after recoversion to Basic, Win8 was trying to boot on another letter. I gave you the fix for that just now.

Has this latest failure happened ever since you reconverted to Basic disk, or just since trying to create a Win8 partition? How did you attempt this exactly? Did you then proceed to install Win8 to the partition as you should to have it auto-configure a Dual Boot? If not do that now.

Please post a camera snap of the Partition Wizard CD drive map with listings so that it isn't the size of a postage stamp.

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Hey all! I am pretty new to this kind of Win7 issues, so I hope some of you will be able to help. Story goes...

After few hours of gaming the computer died. (It happened right after switching keyboards.) Now, on every setup BIOS(?) comes up with list of options (F2 enter BIOS, F11 boot options, F6 Flash etc.). After that a black screen with error message comes up: Missing Operating System.

I tried rebooting from USB (since I have no disk-drive) and I keep on getting the answer: Error Loading Operating System.

Any ideas?

Thx
 

A:Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

All unlikely, but possible - (a) your HDD died. (b) your bios became corrupted (c) your HDD boot sector became corrupted (d) your HDD partition is corrupted.

Does the drive spin up when you switch on (feel it)?
Check the bios to see if the HDD is reported correctly and is at the top of the boot order.
Find a bootable CD - an OS installer, or create Easeus partition manager bootable CD http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm and boot from it. What does the HDD look like with Easueus?
 

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If I change my operating system to linux and delete my old operating system entirely, will I be able to still use system restore to change my old operating system back?
Please help. All help is appreciated.

A:If I change my operating system to linux, can I still use windows' system restore?

The simple answer is no. If you remove an OS then you can not use it to do a restore because it is no longer there to run the restore program. What I would recommend would be to have a duel boot system.

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Hi,
When i start my pc, i get a 30 second count down to either choose an operating system or system restore. if i choose windows xp professional, everything is fine. when i choose restore point, i get "INF file textsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 14. setup cannot continue. press any key to continue".
choosing last known best settings hasnt changed this situation either.
basically i just dont want to see this screen, it prolongs the computer start up. i just got it today as a refurbed hp desktop from buy.com. i tried system properties, advanced, startup settings and unchecked both boxes, as well as clearing the boot.iti file to no avail.
a rep at hp that was nice enough to just give me an opinion said i need the disk that came w the pc, which i obviously cant get. any ideas?
thank you so much for your time.

A:Choose operating system at startup-windows xp or system restore

You probably could purchase the disk from the manufacturer. They make a lot of money selling them to people.

Post the manufacturer & model of the computer, and verify the exact text of the message. That message is odd.

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Earlier today i got the bright idea to wipeout my c:/ drive and i used the system restore to attempt to restore it back to the factory programs and all that...during the restore and error came up and it restarted itself and then went back through the restore...now once the restore was done it went ahead and started up but when it did it came up with the windows error recovery and says... windows failed to s tart. a recent hardware or software change mightbe the cause..then it says insert your windows instilation disk..but i do not have one? does anyone know what i am supposed to do? or what i can do? im running vista basic on a sony vaio

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So, a few months after I made my pc, I started experiencing a problem where the monitor, keyboard and mouse would shut off and I would have to restart the computer. Once it just all stopped working so I replaced my motherboard but nothing changed, then randomly, it started working again. It started having the problem again where it would do one of three things, shut off, restart or turn off the mouse, keyboard and monitor. Usually it's the last one. I also get the error code of 0xc000001 or something like that when it restarts itself. I'm led to believe it's a problem with the operating system and I think it would fix if I was able to restart it. But it shuts off before I can get to the clean hard drive button on Windows 8. Any help on how to clean the hard drive? Or to fix this problem?

A:PC operating system problem?!?

If you have a Windows disc, you can boot off of it, and choose the "Repair my Computer" link in the bottom left, and then try running a chkdsk (Troubleshoot -> Advanced -> Command Prompt)

Once in the command prompt, type:
chkdsk c: /f /r

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Hello there (exuse me for my english )My friend has a Sonny Vaio PC, he uses WIndows XP. But, lately the PC doesn't wanna start !! when he click the button to start the Computer we see the bios normally, then a black screen appears with this written on top left " Operating System not found " !!

A:Operating System Problem !!

Good morning .See Microsoft General Guidance.Louis

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I have everything up on my desktop, but seemingly cannot open any programs that require to go online. When trying to open explorer, I get promted with
"Choose the program you want to use to open this file". "Do you want to run or save this file" then it asks Do you want to run this software. I select run, then it reverts back to "Choose the program you want to use to open this file"
also for example
If I open "Action Centre" and select "troubleshooting" I get
C:\windows\System32\rundll32.exe
Application not found
a lot of times I get
C:\windows\System32\msdt.exe
Application not found
This all started after I was advised my computer is infected with a virus.
I can't download any program that I want to use to fix the problem.
I am using my 2nd old slow laptop to access this forum.
Can any-one offer advise on what to do please

A:Operating system problem

If you have access to another computer:

1. Download Malwarebytes:
Malwarebytes

2. Uninstall your current anti-virus software and replace with MS Security Essentials:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Put the installation file onto a USB stick, or CD. If you don't have any of those, you may put it on Windows SkyDrive (if you have a Windows Live Messenger).

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I recently bought a new computer with windows 7 operating system and tried to run my dbase program.
To do that I first ran cmd.com to get a dos prompt.
It read the following way:
c:\windows.old\windows\system32>dbase.exe
I received following message:
'dbase.exe' is not recognized as internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I was able to run edbase.exe quite easily on windows xp and vista. Can any one help me solve this problem, so that I can run the program on windows 7. I understand it should be able to run 32 bit programs.
Best regards,
Gulab Gidwani
 

A:Operating system problem

"c:\windows.old\windows\system32>dbase.exe"

you should that program using DIR c:\windows.old\windows\system32\dbase.exe

The message is telling you that DBASE.EXE is not found in your PATH
echo %PATH%​
You might try
c:\windows.old\windows\system32> ./dbase.exe

Why \Windows.old\windows\... looks like you are attempting to run an OLD program from another system without first installing it on this system
 

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Hi, I'm in need of figuring out if my laptop was infected by a trojan, the operating system went kapoot and i need to reinstall it, or if its hardware failure. I used it last night and my AVG caught a "small trojan horse" called cryptbase.dll and after removing it i believe is where it began. My computer restarted and ended up starting up with the acer splash with me able to click f2 for setup. But f8 doesn't work and causes a long beeping noise if i leave it alone it goes to a black screen with a underscore blinking at the top left. i've done some research but, im unsure which route to take without taking some advice for my own laptop. My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5741-3541, Windows 7,intel core i5-450 processor, 4 GB DDR memory, 500 GB HDD. if you need more information please ask because im unsure with what is needed to fix the problem. The solutions i've heard is reinstalling windows 7, or it might be a HDD problem. Thank you.

A:Unsure if virus, operating system problem, or hardware problem

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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XP SP2

All of a sudden I am experiencing these failures:
no right-click
no drag & drop
no single click, have to use "open"
cannot work in Excel
system running slower indeed

Have run everything, disc clean up, defrag, AVG, a2suared, Adaware SE, eweido, SpyBot S&D, Keylogger.

Please tell me I need a new mouse!!! I have a Microsoft Intellimouse scroll.

Many thanks

John
 

A:Operating System or Mouse Problem?

NEW Mouse!

How often do we spend hours searching eh?
 

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hi all. i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA.

but i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.
now When i boot up my computer it is defaulting to safe mode. even when i hit f-8 and tell it to boot normally it still goes to safe mode.

also i cannot add or delete and programs. it tells me that the installer cannot be accessed

i cannot access the internet on the affected computer.

i accessed the 5 steps on my wifes computer and printed them out i cannot complete any steps with the affect unit in its present condition.

one of the mentors directed me to go through the five steps and post results here.

Operating System: Genuine Microsoft? Windows? XP Home (SP2)
CPU: AMD Athlon? 64 3200+ Processor (2.2GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 1600MHz FSB)
Monitor: Includes eMachines? 15" LCD Flat Panel Monitor(E14T)
(15" Viewable, 0.297mm dot pitch)
Chipset: ATI RS480 chipset
Memory: 512MB DDR 400 (1 ? 512MB) SDRAM (PC3200)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 100GB HDD (7200rpm)
Optical Drive: DVD?RW 16x multiformat double layer drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (Secure Digital? (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Micro Drive, Memory Stick?, Memory Stick PRO, Multimedia Card, USB 2.0)
Video: ATI Radeon? Xpress 200 (PCI-Express? )
128MB DDR shared video memory
Sound: AC '97 Audio, Dolby 5.1 (6-Channel)
Network: 10/100... Read more

A:virus problem or operating system?

i was able to run this off a flash drive hope it helps

Deckard's System Scanner v20070729.57
Run by Administrator on 2007-08-03 at 19:51:36
Computer is in Safe Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-08-03 19:52:11
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16473)

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\explorer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dss(2).exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.google.com/ie
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.emachines.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Pag... Read more

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One day few weeks back I turned on my home built comp. and It stated that there was a file missing. And this wasn't the first time I got this error. But I knew what to do, format and re-install windows. (kept a back up hard drive for all my files since this happens every 3- 4 months) But this time, when I try to install it, the setup procedure stated that there was a file that I couldn't install, actually there were several. It gave me an option to either retry or skip this file which could result in a malfunctioning os. I had no option but to skip it. And when it was done, it rebooted and a blue error screen message came up. I have re-formatted and re-installed at least 4 to 5 times, the hard drive is not the problem and neither is the disc. I have a dell laptop, and I used the os disc that came with it, the same error came up. I even changed the cd-drive from which it was reading the cd from, but no luck or results, techguy please help
 

A:Solved: Operating system problem

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Hello everyone. Ive been having a sustained and frustrating problem with my PC. To cut a long and very infuriating story short the drive letter was changed on my pc meaning that windows xp professional wouldnt load up. Ive tried a number of different fixes but in the end backed up my hard drive to a friends pc and then decided to start from scratch.

I ran the windows 98 boot disk to format the drive so that I could then reintall windows. When I used that floppy disk it made me partition the drive. After doing this I now only get a message saying 'Problem loading operating system'. This happens with the xp cd in as well. I have checked the boot priority in the bios and everything is fine there. At no point do I get the 'press enter to boot from CD' message either. I just want to reinstall xp and start again, Im not bothered about losing anything on there as Ive backed it all up. Any suggestions?
 

A:Problem loading operating system

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hi, i just bought a new pc.. it had vista on it so formatted fully.

i booted xp from cd and installed. after the blue screen installation my pc rebooted as normal.

when it loaded up a message says: problem with operating system

nothing else..

any help please.
 

A:problem with operating system message

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Hello guys.tonight I lost the icons on my operating system.after I use ad aware pro the program tell me if I need to erase something after reboot my system.i click yes.that was my bad move.after reboot the only thing I can see is the screen saver without the files.next the welcome word next to my picture and my name.below the name I read 7 unread mail messages.i click that but the system cant go up.the only thing that said is logging of and saving your personal settings.dont see my system and files.very bad for me.i really care all the thing my hard disc have.any helps are welcome.thanks for the attention.i always admire the brilliant people. i have windows xp.gateway 500xl.2.4gh 256ram
 

A:problem with my operating system after reboot.

Boot up in Safe Mode.

Use the System Restore function to restore the operating system to a date prior to the event that caused the problem.
 

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Got a message that the computer had to restart. When it started again there was a new message that said: Boot device not found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. I can't do anything from this point. Yours sincerely GŲran Johansson

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my acer 3680 has lost its operating system and i dont know how to get it back can someone help me ?
 

A:acer operating system problem

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I own both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. I had some issues in the past with memory and in troubleshooting sed problem I erased my Professional Edition in place of my Home Edition. Basically the games I was playing had worked in the past on the Home Edition so I thought I had operating system problems. Anyhow, I fixed the memory problem and all games ran fine again. Wanting the newer Professional Edition back on the computer instead of the older Home Edition I decided to do a clean install with my Pro Ed. However, when I loaded up the Pro Ed, I must have skipped a major step and now have both operating systems on the computer. My question is, is there a way to erase the original home operating system and keep the new Pro Ed operating system without doing a compete clean install?
 

A:Dual Operating System Problem

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i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA. i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.

i tryed using superspykiller home version now my computer is locked up and will only boot up in safe mode.

my computer is a 2 year old e-machine model w 3410 3200+

A:operating system or virus problem?

Hi Dano50 !

Follow the HJT link in my sig and go through the whole 5 steps process. Post your final log in the HijackThis section where security techs will review it. It can take some time before you get an answer from them as that section is often overcrowded, just be patient. Once they'll start reviewing your log you'll have quick feedback.

You can also check this thread :
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...val-guide.html

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I have to point out I know nothing about computers and really need step by step help as I am a student and cannot afford to take my laptop to a shop.

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5155. After having it for a short while my laptop slowed right down and had many problems involving the internet. A friend of mine suggested reformatting it. So he lent me a windows xp media disk, as I could not find the original one that came with the computer, and I reformatted my computer. Worked well and the computer seemed to be fine, however my friend did not give me a disk with drivers and system utilities on it, so I was unable to do anything with my computer.

I then found all the original disks, for my computer (which was made by fujitsu and all the disks are official). I decided to try and reformat it with the correct disk, operating systems, twinload cd/dvd. I inserted the disk pressed f12 and it all seemed ok until I got this message:

Twinload Windows XP professional:
-Your configuration is not supported
-none of the required operating systems were found on the hard drive of your system
-remove the dvd and click OK to shut dow the system.

I have no idea what this means. I looked at other threads on this ofrum and I can see that people have had a similar problem, except people were trying to downgrade from Vista to XP, wereas I am trying to load the correct version of XP onto my computer so I can put the drivers and utilities onto it.

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Thanks for reading this post.I am trying to resolve some problems with an XP Pro (updated to SP2 via a retail upgrade disc about 2 months ago) PC. In recent months, several problems have been encountered. Unfortunately, I have not taken any notes, so I will be working from memory. I will provide any additional information that is needed as quickly as I can.Antec server case and power supplyIntel mother boardP2000 processor512 MB RAM with 200 MB currently availableDual WD Caviar drivesLite-On CD/DVDZip driveFloppy driveNvidia GeForce4 Ti 4600 video cardEcho MIA sound cardADS Firewire & USB 2.0 adapterAPC UPS "BackUpPro"The PC has been operational for approximately 3 years. It has been powered down fewer than 20 times during that period. It is restarted daily. No restart problems have been encountered.All drivers were updated since the upgrade to SP2.The BIOS has never been updated.Three internal modems have suffered "hardware failures" within the past five months. The first MAY have been related to a lightning strike. The most recent two, which occurred within 6 weeks of each other, were definitely not related to lightning.No other hardware failures have occurred.I use WinAmp with DFX for listening to MP3s. Playback would skip slightly when the original modem (Compaq server component) was activated. Now, playback skips very badly when any application is started.Shortly after the most second modem failure, PC-Cillin stopped running. I attempted to reinst... Read more

A:Malware Or Xp Pro Operating System Problem?

Hi wizard509 and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!I dont see much from the HijackThis log so lets look a bit deeper!Download WinPFind: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/winpfind.phpRight Click the Zip Folder and Select "Extract All"Don't use it yetReboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)Here is a link on how to boot into Safe Mode:http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_namFrom the WinPFind folder-> Doubleclick WinPFind.exe and Click "Start Scan"It will scan the entire System, so please be patientOne you see "Scan Complete"-> a log (WinPFind.txt) will be automatically generated in the WinPFind folderRun MSCONFIG and enable everything in the startup area. To get to MSCONFIG, click on Start -> Run -> type in MSCONFIG -> click OK!Under the "General" TabMake Sure "Normal Startup-load all device drivers and services" has a green tick by itClick Apply->Close->Follow the Prompts to RestartRestart Normal and Download and Save Blacklight to your desktop:Double-click blbeta.exe then accept the agreement, leave [X]scan through Windows Explorer checked, click > scan then > nextYou'll see a list of all items found. There will also be a log on your desktop with the name fsbl.xxxxxxx.log (the xxxxxxx stand for numbers).Copy and paste this log in your next reply. Don't choose the rename option yet! I want to see the log first, because legitimate items can also be present the... Read more

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I have had a system password for a long time on my Dell Dimension 2400 deskto with Windows XP. For some reason this morning I entered the password but I get the message: the system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct then type your password again. etc

I am sure I am using the correct password. I have gone into the system set up. I have disabled the system password but when I try to log on I am still asked for the password and get the same error message as stated above. I have tried removing and replacing the bios battery but this did not help.

I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks
Larry J
 

A:system password problem, can't start windows

Unfortunately your request is against TSG rules.therefore we are unable to assist you with your problem, sorry.

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
 

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My laptop model is HP 14-r008tx. It was bought from Malaysia. I live in Bangadesh. It came with Windows 8.1. I had installed windows 7 once on the time of installation I have formatted the whole hard disk and partitioned it again. on the time of formation I have deleted everything(like OEM, Restore point etc). Now I am using windows 10 the machine is now very slow that no one can imagine. And there is also many problems with the machine. Now I want to go back to windows 8.1 OEM or Install windows 10 OEM or Ubuntu OEM.Where to go? Or what to do now?Help me wih the issue ..Thanks in advance..N.B: It is impossible to go to Malayasia or other country. I have to solve the problem from here in Bangladesh.

A:Operating System Problem want to go back to the previous win...

Hi, As long as the existing installation of Windows 10 has activated Ok after the upgrade from a previous OS, you can just perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows 10 will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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Hello, so today i made a big mistake with my laptop. I am taking a operating systems class and we are going to be taking a look at ubuntu next week. I decided to install unbuntu on my laptop on a seprate partition to check it out and be able to use a full version and not an emulated version. Well long story short I ended up unintentiolly formating my hard drive. When i boot now i get no bootable devices found. I have tried at alt-f10 command to restore my windows 8 but that doesnt seem to work. I would like to be able to reinstall windows 8 onto my computer.

A:Problem with Operating System of Asipire V5-572G-6...

You need to use the recovery media to restore the operating system. You have the option to get the recovery media from Acer store. It will install the Operating System, all the pre-installed Software and the drivers of your system.  If you have a unit from US or Canada, you may purchase the recovery disc from Acer store : Acer StoreIf you have a unit from US or Canada, you may also live chat with an Acer technician at : Acer live chatIf you have purchased the computer in any other country, you may contact Acer support here : Acer Global Support  Click the Kudos  to say ?Thanks? for helping! select "Accept Solution" if your issue is resovled.

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On starting my computer after a month, i got the message "mising operating system". I dont understand what happened. There are important data on my computer which I need. I am using a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista Operating system with partition of HDD. All my data is on d drive & programs on c: drive. From C: Drive I only need the Outlook.pst file. what do I do to restore my computer.
 

A:Missing operating system problem in vista

If you have a Vista installation disk you can boot to the cd drive and use the recovery tools on the disk. If not you can download a Vista recovery disk here.
 

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Here it is, i have my laptop this is what it says operating system not found . Another problem is my dvd player won't load any type of software .Tryiing to load Linux or Xp Pro same problem .
Now i try and go in the bios and it repeats operating system not found . What do i need to do to solve these problems.


Thanks
 

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Hello, so today i made a big mistake with my laptop. I am taking a operating systems class and we are going to be taking a look at ubuntu next week. I decided to install unbuntu on my laptop on a seprate partition to check it out and be able to use a full version and not an emulated version. Well long story short I ended up unintentiolly formating my hard drive. When i boot now i get no bootable devices found. I have tried at alt-f10 command to restore my windows 8 but that doesnt seem to work. I would like to be able to reinstall windows 8 onto my computer.

A:Problem with Operating System of Asipire V5-572G-6...

You need to use the recovery media to restore the operating system. You have the option to get the recovery media from Acer store. It will install the Operating System, all the pre-installed Software and the drivers of your system.  If you have a unit from US or Canada, you may purchase the recovery disc from Acer store : Acer StoreIf you have a unit from US or Canada, you may also live chat with an Acer technician at : Acer live chatIf you have purchased the computer in any other country, you may contact Acer support here : Acer Global Support  Click the Kudos  to say ?Thanks? for helping! select "Accept Solution" if your issue is resovled.

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EDIT Moved from Am I Infected to XP. As requested in post 22 ~~boopmeMy computer runs XP - Home.Last night I was prompted to update Media Player to version 8. I was afraid to do so, because many "updates" from MS mess up my computer. However, I loaded the update. I noticed the new icons in the tray and on the Start Menu, so I assumed all was well.On Friday nights I run my anti virus and anti spyware software. I started AVG anti-spyware. I checked on it 2 hours later and my boot up screen was on the monitor. By bootup screen I mean, when my machine is turned on, it stops soon after the bootup begins and says something about the Processor was changed??? and prompts me to hit F1 to continue or Del to go to the BIOS setup. I always hit F1 and the machine always bootsup just fine.Something happened while AVG was running to shut down the computer, what I don't know and I don't know if it is connected to the Media Player update or to a virus I picked up the night before (4 of us use this computer, so viruses and adware are not uncommon - I automatically run Norton Anti-virus and manually run AVG, Ad-Aware, SuperSpyware and Lavasoft). HOWEVER, this time when I hit F1 the machine did not boot up but rather loaded my desktop but with NO tray, NO icons and no response from the Windows key on the keyboard, but with only the mouse pointer on the screen. I could get the Task Manager by hitting Alt-Ctl=Del, but nothing else.I rebooted several times, and always ... Read more

A:Boot problem of main operating system

Are both of these installations in the same partition?Since you can open Task Manager, Click on the Applications tab and end all running processes.Start a new task and type explorer.exe and OKHopefully, you should have your Desktop back and you can run some tools--------------------------------------------------------The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, lea... Read more

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On starting my computer after a month, i got the message "mising operating system". I dont understand what happened. There are important data on my computer which I need. I am using a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista Operating system with partition of HDD. All my data is on d drive & programs on c: drive. From C: Drive I only need the Outlook.pst file. what do I do to restore my computer.

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Hey guys, I got a weird message on my desktop today on Boot-up

Novell Netware Ready Firmware v1.00 (940810)
© Copyright 1991 - 1994 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Intel ® PRO/1000 Gigabit Adapter v1.21 (030602)
Copyright 2001-2003, Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Press HOME key to abort RPL
LAN Adapter failed the media test.
Please check the cable and reboot the system.
PXE-MOF : Exiting Intel Boot agent.
1962: No operating system found. Press F1 to repeat boot sequence.

(Pressing HOME does nothing, and this screen keeps refreshing)

My computer was working fine just until yesterday and this message came up today when i turned it on,
Do you have any suggestion as to what I can do to fix this?

Thanks!

A:Desktop problem (no operating system detected)

Sometimes...when the CMOS battery is weakening, it impacts the BIOS settings. They can be goofy, they can return to default settings. On some systems the default setting may be via network, which is what appears to be the case with your system (if I'm right about the CMOS battery).

You can try going into the BIOS and checking the boot options and ensuring that the boot drive is the first option. But, if they changed once without user manipulation...they may change again.

I would try a new CMOS battery.

If the current BIOS settings call for the system to boot from the hard drive...then we have a different situation.

Louis

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HY ALL. I have a strange problem to which i cannot find a solution. i have a dell pc, 2 hard drives. i had before 2 operating systems (XP both..one russian and one greek, each one on one hard drive). i formated the first one (greek XP), i install it again on the same HDD, but now the ocmputer only boots from this one (Greek XP), not giving me the oportunity to boot from the second hard drive. so... how can i set the boot sequence to allow me chooosing wich windows i want to boot from?

A:[SOLVED] Multiple Operating System Problem

Hi mossanta, Welcome to TSF!

Depending on which one you want to boot first, will depend on how you rewrite the boot file.

Presuming that you wish to boot from Windows? XP [Greek] first, and Windows? XP [Russian] second, the boot ini file will read like this....

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=30
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows="Greek: [d:0,p:1] \windows" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\windows="Russian: [d:1,p:1] \windows" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Hopefully this will cure your problem.
Post back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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Not sure if this is the right forum for this because it seems to be an issue in a few different parts of the computer but here's the problem.
When I start my son's IBM Laptop, the IBM Logo comes up and then some sort of clicking/whirring sound comes from where the Hard Disk Drive on the computer is. AFter this occurs for a few seconds it searches the computer for something and then the following message comes up:
PXE=E6I: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Operating Systems Not Found

After that nothing happens. I'm pretty much a novice with computers, so I'm really not sure about any kind of hardware-related issues, which is what it seems like this probably is. Any help or suggestions that anyone has, I would be grateful. I realize there is a good possibility I will have to take this to a pro to get it fixed, but its a Saturday, so if anyone has any suggestions that I may be able to try before Monday, please let me know.
THANKS!
 

A:Serious Problem Operating System Not Found on Computer

It sounds like you may need a new harddrive. To be sure, make sure all the harddrive cables are firmly connected, especially the power. If it's an ATA disk, try a different slot on the IDE cable and make sure the jumpers on the disk are set correctly.
 

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Good afternoon! I have a HP Pavilion dv6-6101er laptop , and when you remove the system error is not possible , says something about ACHI , but the BIOS settings ASHI no parameters , so there is no POSSIBILITY to install the operating reference system on the computer. Help, or give driver model on the laptop motherboard .

A:The problem with AHCI for operating system installation

Having a little trouble following what you are trying to do. The storage controller is set to ahci by default and cannot be changed from that to anything else. What operating system are you trying to install and where in the process do you see the error? 

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Here it is, i have my laptop this is what it says operating system not found . Another problem is my dvd player won't load any type of software .Tryiing to load Linux or Xp Pro same problem .
Now i try and go in the bios and it repeats operating system not found . What do i need to do to solve these problems.


Thanks
 

A:Problem with my laptop Operating system not found

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Hey guys, just joined this forum and I was wondering what could possibly be the reason this came up when I turned on my computer (it was in white text against a black background):

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

Because it comes up when I turn on the computer, I cannot go on my desktop and simply find the file. What do I have to do to solve this problem?

Thanks,
Mark
 

A:Problem: Windows Could Not Start Because The System file is lost

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I used to think that there was something up with the 'system' file running in processes because it often times dials out to something when I'm connected to the net.

Before my fresh reinstall and putting in COMODO 4, I attempted to block system but it gets to the point where after system has tried to get through for several days the computer stops functioning properly.

So this time I left system alone but COMODO, through it's own default set up, has been blocking something called 'system' and 'windows operating system' which persistently knocks at my firewall.

So I am asking, is COMODO, through it's own default instict, in the right by blocking these?

And if these are trojans, where can I find and delete them? My scanners don't pick up the files and COMODO will not show a path to the files that are making these attempts on my firewall.
 

A:System / Windows Operating System - COMODO

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I got a virus so i replaced the hard drive . when i try to install the windows 7[ from the factory] it would closes every 15 minutes. Ok I finished took time but it kind of worked . Problem if my computer closes or if i close it. it will not restart . unless i push the power bottom on, crash the computer, by removing the battery and power cable , wait at least 4 hours, then it will restart and work ok. everything works, but it has trouble downloading some larger files what are reasons a computer will not start the fan works and one indicator light works but it would sit all day and do nothing .I had a business and 4 computers came down sick at the same time but they had different operating systems so they react differently this is the only one i have saved i tried changing the hard drive in two others but i can not restart them what part of the computer tell it to turn on ? thankyou very much
 

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I am having major problems in MYOB (bookkeeping software) and my small home/office network. Only two computers connected viaSMC Base Station - one on Win98, one on WinXP Professional. Is there any way to solve this or will I have to upgrade the Win98 machine? It's a nightmare...

This is the message that pops up and forces the program to close:

"MYOB Plus Application File has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.
Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
We have created an error report that you can send to us. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous."

Thank you in advance for any help or advice you can offer!!!
 

A:small network operating system compatibility problem?

Is this the networked version of MYOB?
 

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Hi,

I have a compact laptop bought second hand but has problems.

1) Firstly when it is switched on it asks to choose between either windows 98 or windows 2000 pro (the one i want to use)

2) On loading up windows 2000 it works fine however when i try to use many options such as; volume control, disk cleanup, msconfig, majority of .exe files etc it says "access to file denied" or "cannot find the file "xxx". make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available" - this is despite the file it is looking for being the one I want to use.

3) On searching futher I noticed that in my computer along with the usual WINDOWS directory. I have 2 other operating system folders in their entirity. WindowsNT and Windows 98 - I think that having all systems on my computer must be reason for it not working

4) I have tried to uninstall windows 98 using its own uninstall program however get the message "cannont find "xxx" etc

5) I have a feeling the windowsNT is just cd contents and ahs not been setup properly and could therefore simply deleted but I ahve not done so just in case

6) If i begin the laptop ion windows 98 much more works, including sound etc, however the uninstall still does not.

7) Misc problem - I cannot install any more programs when running windows 2000.

Any help would be much appreciated, first time on the forum.

Thanks a lot.
 

A:Complicated multi-operating system problem - HELP needed!!!

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now, my laptop is a Sony Vaio laptop runs on Windows 7 home edition.
i know i still have the disk that contains word, excel etc.
anything else was most likely accidentally trashed.

when i start the laptop it reads the Vaio logo, of course i hear a disk spinning and not a type of clicking but a sound for sure. screen turns black and reads operating systen not found. before that it read a different disk not found. i pressed f2 and set everything to default. i'm stumped from here. i'm thinking on looking for a book to help, haha.. if you know one, share the name. thanks

A:how can i get past the can not read Operating System Not Found Problem

First enter BIOS setup to see if HD registers there. If not it may have failed. Test it to be sure by downloading, burning to CD with Windows Image Burner then running a full scan with the HD maker's HD Diagnostic DOS scan.

You can also try accessing it through the door on back to reinstall it to see if it is failing to make contact when plugged in.

Videos for doing this and replacing the HD if necessary are available by googling your model name/number and + replace HD.

If you replace the HD you can run Factory Recovery disks you made at setup or order from Sony support, or get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If HD is intact work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hi,

I have a compact laptop bought second hand but has problems.

1) Firstly when it is switched on it asks to choose between either windows 98 or windows 2000 pro (the one i want to use)

2) On loading up windows 2000 it works fine however when i try to use many options such as; volume control, disk cleanup, msconfig, majority of .exe files etc it says "access to file denied" or "cannot find the file "xxx". make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available" - this is despite the file it is looking for being the one I want to use.

3) On searching futher I noticed that in my computer along with the usual WINDOWS directory. I have 2 other operating system folders in their entirity. WindowsNT and Windows 98 - I think that having all systems on my computer must be reason for it not working

4) I have tried to uninstall windows 98 using its own uninstall program however get the message "cannont find "xxx" etc

5) I have a feeling the windowsNT is just cd contents and ahs not been setup properly and could therefore simply deleted but I ahve not done so just in case

6) If i begin the laptop ion windows 98 much more works, including sound etc, however the uninstall still does not.

7) Misc problem - I cannot install any more programs when running windows 2000.

Any help would be much appreciated, first time on the forum.

Thanks a lot.
 

A:Complicated multi-operating system problem - HELP needed!!!

Unfortuneatly whoever owned the laptop before you really cluttered up the hard drive. It sounds like the system files have been mixed and matched in various places and in cases like this, there really isn't much you can do except reformat if you want to get everything working the way it should again.
 

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Hi,

Finally got back to here, my 40GB drive failed and Maxtor was kind enough to RMA an 80GB back to me! It's very quiet and fast so I'm happy. Basically I have a backup drive set as the slave which has all my backed up files from before the crash. I'd naturally want to hook it up to my PC. I have it set as a slave, power, IDE cables all attached. My BIOS recognizes it, but then during boot I get error loading operating system. So I go and run XP Recovery console, and I see that it's examining the drives, but they're both on Disk 0. Not sure if they should be. The newer one is Id0, older backup is Id1. Not sure what has gone wrong.

Booting with just the 80GB works fine.

If you need my specs, they're in my profile.
 

A:Problem with secondary HDD, error loading operating system

I suggest you disconnect the slave, install your OS to the new drive, then re-attach the slave and see what happens.

If that doesn't work, then you need to check the jumper settings on each drive (maybe do this step first just in case). You are probably best to set both drives to 'cable select' (CS) setting and make sure that the boot drive is attached to the furthest away connector. Then there will never be any confusion between drives.:grinthumb

PS: I am assuming that you autodetected each drive in your bios!
 

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Can't boot up properly. "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically."Can't boot up in safe mode. Thanks for any help in advance! Startup Repair problem signatureProblem Event Name: StartupRepairOfflineProblem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 3: UnknownProblem Signature 4: 21201151Problem Signature 5: AutoFailoverProblem Signature 6: 5Problem Signature 7: 0x7eOS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1Locale ID: 1033 What happened....I don't recall doing anything out of the ordinary other than recently installing a windows update.  Per perusing other threads, I've run the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool with the following from my FRST.txt file. Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 13-09-2013Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-GUVVMNS on 12-09-2013 20:31:39Running from G:\Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: Recovery The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log. ==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ================== HKLM\...\Run: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] - C:\Windows\KHALMNPR.EXE [130576 2009-06-17] (Logitech, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe [500208 2010-03-06] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM\...\Run: [MS... Read more

A:Windows Failed to Start, System Repair Can't Discover Problem

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