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Q: windows could not update the boot configuration

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

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Hi all,

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

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

I am booting from USB

Please help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rjkloo
 

A:Vista won't update boot configuration

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

Thanks
 

A:Vista Ultimate Upgrade wont Update Boot Configuration

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Thanks,

- Matt

A:BSOD during Windows Update Configuration

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

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

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

Then reinstall your display drivers: NVIDIA DRIVERS 260.89 WHQL

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

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

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

Thank You

A:Windows update configuration problem

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 update failures and configuration issues.

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

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

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Hi ,

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

Thankx...

A:Windows 7 DUAL boot configuration

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

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I have installed Xp over windows 7 before. I have done it many a time by using EasyBCD. I use to backup the BCD settings and load it after installing easybcd in xp. And write MBR using EasyBCD. Nut this time around it isnt helping me one little bit.

It boots into xp time and again. Is there something that I missed this time I am not sure. Should the Boot.ini file of Xp have 2 entries?

Thank You in advance

A:Messed up boot configuration Xp over Windows 7

Assuming you haven't inadvertently checked the box to restore the XP bootloader instead of the Vista bootloader, the only thing that comes to mind is if the bootloader timeout is set to 0 and XP is the default OS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much
 

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

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

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ORIGINAL ISSUE:
First I accidentally did bcdedit /deletestore deleted the Windows entry to boot.
And so it was unable to boot, and failing with Unable to find \Boot\BCD file, 0xc0000098 error.
I tried various options, but none worked, so decided to recreate BCD from scratch.
RECREATING_BCD_FROM_SCRATCH:
When I booted with Windows Install disk, and went into Repair Computer Mode, Command Prompt.
Found that System Reserved Partition was on C: drive.
And my Windows Install was on E: drive.
So I followed the steps below to recreate BCD in my system Reserved Partition in C drive.
These are the steps I did, since the import command in the links above didnt work, followed Nathan Brown's suggestion).
bcdedit /createstore C:\Boot\BCD
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /set {bootmgr} device partition=C:
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /timeout 10
bcdedit.exe /create /d "Microsoft Windows" /application osloader
bcdedit.exe should return a message with a GUID for the newly-created entry, something like this:
The entry {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} was successfully created.
In my case, Windows was installed on E drive.
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /set {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} device partition=E:
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /set {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} osdevice partition=E:
bcdedit.exe /store C:\Boot\BCD /set {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008}... Read more

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Problem: Acer XP Pro Laptop reboots just after the 'Windows is starting up' message. Using 'Last known Good' recovery option works, and allows the system to boot and be used successfully. However, upon next startup, exactly the same problem recurs. Also any changes that were made while the system was up are not saved. I also do not get the usual 'Saving your settings' message during shutdown.
It appears that Windows is not saving the 'good' configuration for loading on the next boot.
I have even tried creating a restore point while the system is up, and using System Restore to load the restore point. Even then, the original problem recurs.
Usually I would use 'fixboot' from a Windows CD boot to fix this, but the laptop has a strange hard drive configuration, and Windows does not see a hard drive if booted from CD.
Question: Is there a registry fix that would allow me to force Windows to save a good boot configuration?
 

A:Windows doesn't save boot configuration

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So yesterday automatic Windows update installed IE10, today I noticed that links in certain applications open in IE10 instead of my configured default browser, which every link from this or any other application used to open in before that update and the reboot that followed the update.
I checked the Default Programs section in the system control panel, expecting maybe Microsoft wanted to get themselves in any more trouble with the EU and changing the default to IE. This was not the case however, all the associations were still pointing to the configured default browser, I noticed however I could not uncheck the defaults already set.
So despite the obvious configuration being correct, links would still open in IE10 even after yet another reboot.
I went ahead and checked the registry associations, and found that http(s) protocol as well as htm(l) filetypes were associated with Internet Explorer with various EditFlags set (presumably to prevent changing them through the user interface, or to ignore the user interface settings).

Seriously Microsoft? Don't you have enough trouble yet?

A:Windows Update IE10 Install messes up default browser configuration

I'd avoid IE10 and uninstall the update. It's riddled with bugs.

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I am attempting to boot up a DELL intel pentium 4 with a cloned hard drive.
I get this message:
"Windows could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration problem:
did not properly generate ARC name for HAL and system paths. Please check the Windows documentation about ARC configuration options and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

I have read through previous threads on this issue and it seems to be the BOOT.ini file needs replacing?
I am a beginner when it comes to these issues.
Can anyone offer hand holding?
I tried BOOTSUITE 2012 and it would not boot up.
I was able to to boot up the Ultimate WIndows Bootup Disk but NOW WHAT?
Any help is appreciated.
THanks
 

A:"Windows could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration pro

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

A:windows 8.1 error 0xc00000d boot configuration data

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

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

Otherwise, at cmd prompt, type:

diskpart

lis vol

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

sel vol d

act

exi

bcdboot d:\windows /s d:

bootsect /nt60 all /mbr

restart the pc - you're good.

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

Blue screen reads:

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

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

A:windows 8.1 error 0xc00000d boot configuration data

Bump.........

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Hi, had a few problems dual booting and managed to get every thing fine. Installed easyBCD and clicked install to the wrong partitionNow when i boot after the bios it appears "windows failed to start, a recent hardware change might be the problem." Offers solutions to boot from CD which i have but wont boot. Will just appear the same screen.file:\boot\bcdinfo the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OSDell inspiron 1720

A:info the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS

Resolved. Managed to get cd to boot.

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Rebooted the system and Windows won't load at all.
Boot selection is set to hard drive first so no other items are booting causing this.
I have no idea is going on and fearing the worst.

Once the Manufacter bootscreen goes away to boot, all I get is a flashing

" _ "

accompanies by a black screen. I have no USB attachments, disks in CD-Rom, or anything like this.

Any idea what is going on? I dont have a Windows Recovery or anything yet and I dont want to get ahead of myself. I would greatly appreciate it.

Any Idea
 

A:Won't get Windows Boot Screen. No Safe Mode or Last Good Configuration

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Hi,
I am using a Professional Dell Laptop under Windows 7.
I am also using this computer booting on an external SSD with Windows 8 from the eSata port (with my private stuff).
On the regular HDD, I have 3 partitions (No letter: Reserved system, C: Win7, D: Data). I access only to Data partition.
I had 3 times the same strange problem:
After using Windows 8, the system is no longer booting in Windows 7 (BSOD). If I reboot in Windows 8, access to Windows 7 partition is denied.
I tried to change the permissions, it is not possible because it is greyed, but I can create a full access for "Everyone".
When rebooting, it seems to work but boot is never finishing (grey screen with the mouse active).
At the end, I found no other solution than restoring the partition from a backup image.
Is some of you understanding what is happening and what can be done to avoid that?
(for the moment, I am disabling the HDD from the bios, but obviously I am loosing the access to Data partition).

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Hello, I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, and if there have been threads about this issue before, but I've searched for a while and could not find a solution that I could understand from reading, as I am a newbie. Whenever I start up my computer, it shows this:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.) Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.) Choose your languange settings, and then click "Next."
3.) Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.
The computer runs windows 7 and is an Acer Iconia Tab W500, so it's a hybrid tablet and laptop and did not come with an installation disc, nor does it have a disc drive due to its size. I can't access the window that pops up with F8, the only screen that can appear is the F2 screen.
I'm fine with completely restoring the computer to factory settings, or pretty much anything that will get the device working again. The problem is, I can't figure out how to either repair the file or restore. I'm really sorry if this is really confusing or if I didn't provide enough information, I don't have any experience with computers, but any advice on how to fix it?

A:Windows Boot Configuration Data File does not contain a valid OS entry

Do you have a Windows 7 Repair Disk?
Do you have, or can you borrow, a Windows 7 installation DVD (Same version as yours)?

If you follow the instructions in that message using either disk the chances are good that you can repair the problem.

If you can't get your hands on a DVD, then when turn your computer on - tap on the F8 Key as soon as it comes on. When the black screen with options appear, select "Repair your computer." When you see the option, perform a Startup Repair.

If startup repair fails then select the last option which allows you to access a command prompt. You might want to enter these commands at the prompt:

bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

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Hi all,

Here's what's happened...

i have Windows 7 on a 500GB SATA hd running fine.

Yesterday I decided to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a spare 160GB SATA HDD which I have, and I did this via the notebook upgrade bay (2nd HDD caddy) where the DVD drive would be. I left my 500GB internal (Windows 7) HDD in the computer and during the XP setup DVD specified for it to install on the 160GB HDD.

The problem is every time I boot my computer, it tries to boot XP.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the internal HDD from the boot menu...

i tried to remove the 160GB XP hard drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the 500GB Windows 7 x64 OS... But instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Can anyone give me any advice on what I need to do to be able to boot properly into my Windows 7 HDD again?

I have Hirens BootCD at my disposal and have managed to boot into Windows 7 fine using the option presented on the first screen. After a reboot the message above returns...

Many thanks in advance,

A:Computer disk hardware configuration problem (Windows 7 boot)

UPDATE: I have also tried to run a startup repair from more than one Windows 7 installation DVDs and get the message: "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair".

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Not sure if this is the correct forum, please forgive me if I've posted it in the wrong forum.

Hi folks I?m a newbie to the forum and would really require some assistance, I?ve owned PC?s for a considerable time and I am pretty flummoxed with a problem I?ve encountered. I haven?t a clue how this occurred and for the life of me cannot seem to recover my PC. I have used various approaches on your forum to hopefully correct this issue but to no avail.

When booting from disk I get the message the file
File: \Boot\BCD Status 0XC0000098
Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS Entry

I used the helpful guide ?How to Fix Windows When it fails to Boot? on this form and ran the following: Initially running system repair

The computer scans itself during this phase and looks for windows installations it returns the message no windows installations found. When I view the Diagnose and repair details I get the following:

No OS files found on disk
Repair Action: Partition table repair
Result: Failed error code 0X490

I have ran the repair process 3 times and booted between each repair

I progress beyond this and run the following:

Bootrec.exe /Fixmbr runs successfully
Bootrec.exe /Fixboot runs successfully
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD runs and returns successfully scanned windows installations
total identified windows installations: 0 completed successfully

My Laptop is a 4 year old ACER 8390G running Windows 7, it has a Hitachi 500Gb hard drive and the p... Read more

A:Windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry

Hi jdoherty, Welcome to forums.

Check out this link. FIX boot error.

Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

Description: Windows recovery format.

Status: oxcoooooo24

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

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

Enter= continue.

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

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

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

Also I canot move this panel or close the window.

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

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

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

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

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

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windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry (0xc0000098)

Trying to fix my aunts laptop (Toshiba satellite/windows 7). Tried a recovery disc, which was painfully slow but no joy.
Here is screenshot of boot:
http://oi46.tinypic.com/2ut3kmb.jpg

Partition check with 'partition wizard':
http://oi46.tinypic.com/2z6tv92.jpg

I was able to explore the "system reserved" partition, which shows boot folder etc:
http://oi50.tinypic.com/34fdw79.jpg

When I explored the larger partition it only showed "(Disk 1 Partition 2)
http://oi45.tinypic.com/11iif5g.jpg

I did the diskpart thing in command prompt:
vol 0= E dvd rom
vol 1= C 100mb partition (active)
vol 2= D 232gb partition

Any advice on what to do to try fix this missing OS.
Thank you.

A:windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry

If you ran Factory Recovery it apparently failed. Had you asked first we could have helped you work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot. Now there is likely nothing to repair, although you can try Startup Repair after marking Win7 or its boot partition Active.

What I would do now is get and maintain a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 . Everything needed is in the blue link.

If it fails to install, reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. If that fails try IDE mode.

If install still fails try wiping the HD from the installer's Command Line using Diskpart Clean Command

Report back results as there will be more steps if necessary.

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

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

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

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

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Hi, my friends alienware laptop has encountered the BSOD. The error reads.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc0000034.
I understand this problem can occur from someone not switching off their computer or laptop properly and thus not allowing the boot configuration files to be written properly. I have had this problem before with my own computer but I managed to fix the problem using command prompt. I cant remember the specifics on what commands I used although I remember using things such as, chkdsk and dskpart.
I'll start of with chkdsk, after typing chkdsk and hitting enter I get the following message. "The type of the file system is NTFS. The volume is in use by another process". Then chkdsk verifies files (stage 1 of 3) and everything is fine, then verifies indexes (stage 2 of 3) same again, everything is fine and then lastly verifies security descriptors (stage 3 of 3) which then comes with the following message. "Errors detected in the uppercase file". I then try chkdsk /f which comes with the following message. "The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.
Now for the dskpart problem. typing dskpart works fine, then when typing commands such as, "list disk" and "list volume" comes with the following message. " There are no fixed disks to show" and "There are no volumes" I am at a complete loss at this as in my si... Read more

A:Alienware m17x Windows 8.1 BSOD (Boot configuration data missing)

Try doing a factory restore... Or a fresh install of Windows. Sounds like the laptops hard drive has failed
 

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We couldn't install Windows 10
0xC1900101 - 0x40017
We've set you PC back to where it was right before you started installing Windows 10
The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during BOOT operation
What was tried: Connected straight to ethernet, Turned off wireless and Defender A/V, Removing the D/L files, D/L fresh from ISO file, launched install file, went through approx 50% and PC rebooted - nor stuck on black screen with swirling dots for OVER 4 hours with a brief HD access every couple of seconds.
Rebooted again -- still swirling dots on black screen. Tried again, same results.
Rebooted with F8 to get original Win 10 back.
Turned on "metered connection" option for WLAN to stop this update from happening. But now I cannot get and security updates for this machine.
Please suspend this D/L until fixed. Cannot afford to have no protection!

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I can't install or uninstall any software.
Most of the installed software are not working.
The default windows apps are working and few of the installed games are working (Witcher 3 - don't know how) .
Tried to reinstall Visual C++ Redistro but not working as none of exe files are opening with side by side config issue.

A:Side by side configuration issue since Windows 10 Update on 09 Aug 2016

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I can't install or uninstall any software.
Most of the installed software are not working.
The default windows apps are working and few of the installed games are working (Witcher 3 - don't know how) .
Tried to reinstall Visual C++ Redistro but not working as none of exe files are opening with side by side config issue. can you perform a sfc scan?
And check that there aren't any pending OS updates and app updates
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Windows 7 Update Boot Error

Maybe this should be under Windows update problems, however I'm not positive that it is an update problem. I have no clue why this is happening. I am running windows 7 64


My computer has been trying to do a system update for awhile. I would shut down the computer. Then upon boot up the computer would try to install the files. When windows would load, the load would fail and the computer would restart. Then the computer would remove the changes and reboot. Finally the computer would boot normally only to still need an update (obviously).

Today the computer is booting up getting to the windows loading screen only to cause the computer to "reboot". The problem is the computer will never reboot from here. Currently to access the computer I have to enter in through safe mode. There seems to be an error with the windows update software. I run Windows Update Trouble shoot and Error pop up that cannot be fixed.

Windows Update
Publisher details
Issues found
Repair Windows Update components
Repair Windows Update components
Repairing Windows Update components frequently resolves common Windows Update errors
Not fixed
Windows Update components must be repaired
Completed
Potential issues that were checked
Repair default Windows Update locations
Repair default Windows Update locations
Change Windows Update locations to Windows default settings
Issue not present
Issues found
Detection details
6
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A:Windows 7 Update Boot Error Can only Boot in Safe Mode now

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly.

It should offer to System Restore. If not and it won't start Win7, boot back in to manually System Restore to before the problem began, working backward.

Otherwise start working through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
reporting back results.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOOTREC /FIXMBR - said it was successful
BOOTREC /FIXBOOT - said it was succes... Read more

A:\BOOT\BCD 0xc000000d unreadable boot configuration data

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

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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I might be in big trouble here, but I'm hoping someone can help.

I turned off my computer, which triggered a bunch of updates. A few days later when I turn it on it doesn't boot (and/or asks for input that I can't see due to having turned off the boot GUI a while back).

So I have a blank screen right now that I can't get passed.

What I've tried

Double checking all the hardware (Ram, GPU etc).

Tried to hit F8 on startup to get to safe mode. Since I can't see, i've made an educated guess on which opton is Last Known Configuration and tried that a bunch to no avail.

Tried to hit F2 to get to the Bios.

Tried to start it up with a Windows 7 Recovery Disk...again I don't know if this was successful as I can't see anything.



I know I'm stupid to have turned off the GUI, and wishing I could go back in time to fix it.

Help?

A:Boot Issue after Windows Update (Boot GUI turned off)

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I've never had the guts to try that
Possibly just wait a while on the black screen and enter the password and the enter key will work :?
GUI Boot - Enable or Disable in Windows

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Hi Everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi All,

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

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

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

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

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

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Hi Everyone,

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

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





Quote:
Windows 7
Windows 7


to...





Quote:
Windows 7 - SSD
Windows 7 - Standard Drive


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then it just closes down and starts up again.

I cannot trace my System Disk.

Can anyone help please?

Thanks!

A:Update Configuration

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

additional lecture:System Restore - How to

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

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

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

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

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

does anyone know how to fix this?

A:update configuration HELP

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

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

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

A:update configuration failure

Originally Posted by amansharma


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



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

Restore system:
System Restore - Undo

When you restore system.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Best Update Configuration Advice

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

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

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I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
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WAITING FOR:
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A:XavierGaming's Configuration - UPDATE 11

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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

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

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

any suggestions would be appreciated...going nuts.
 

A:configuration update in freeze

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

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

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

A:Symantec Update configuration, I think...

Hi PJ Staley,

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

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

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

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

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

A:stuck in update configuration loop

Wait
 
 
 
(how long has it been stuck?)

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

A:Solved: AVG Free Update Configuration

Maybe try uninstalling it and reinstalling it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:system restore update configuration loop

Hello peterpy.

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

Keep us informed!













Later Ted

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

A:Boot configuration

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

Save and exit bios.

Regards Howard
 

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

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

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

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

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

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

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

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

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

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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WARNING

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

MY GOAL

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

PROGRAMS

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

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

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

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

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

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

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

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

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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MY GOAL

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

PROGRAMS

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

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

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP - WINDOWS 10 HOME

MY BROWSER - SLIMJET


 

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

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

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

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

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

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

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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

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

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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Hello masaloi

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

.

A:boot configuration problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.
 

A:weird boot configuration- can I fix?

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

Connect both drives and boot to windows.

Right click on My Computer and select properties.

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

(What a process eh?)

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

....

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

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

A:lost boot configuration.

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

A:System Configuration-Boot Tab

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

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

A:Boot Configuration Database

to Bleeping Computer.

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

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

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

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

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

A:Next boot to BIOS(MS-CONFIGURATION)

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

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

A:Boot configuration data gone

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

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Hey guys,

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

I tried using bootrec.exe tool

But i think it only made things worse


What should i do???

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

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

A:Boot configuration corupt

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

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Hi Guys,

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

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

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

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

Thanks

Chris

A:Boot Configuration is Corrupt

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

Drive:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All

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

Tom

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hi guys

and first of all i thank u for reading this

I am using the fallowing configuration

intel 946GZis

intel core 2 duo 1.86

3 gb of ddr2 ram

and a nvidia 8400gs 256 mb g-card

I need help in 2 things here

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

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

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

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

so while that give any problem?

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

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

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

the confusion is ..

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

A:I need help with my configuration - boot problem

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

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

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

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Not sure how this really happened actually.

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

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

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

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

Any i... Read more

A:boot configuration is corrupt

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

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

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

A:Boot configuration is corrupt

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

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

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

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

thanq

A:boot configuration is corrupt.

Hello Appy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you can repair it using this.

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

A:System Configuration-Boot Tab

Check the link here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FDISK /MBR

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

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

A:Boot Configuration Is Corrupt

Do you have impaired vision?
 

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

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

boot configuration is corrupt

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

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

A:boot configuration is corrupt

Do you have any installation media for Vista?
 

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Hello everybody,

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

T.Y. in advance

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

A:Boot configuration data (BCD)

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

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Whilst performing a Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 update on my ASUS Vivobook S200E, an option popped up asking me whether I wanted to reboot my computer.
 
I chose "Reboot later", and then manually restarted the machine. (Apparently this might be the cause of the error since there are graphic drivers that get deleted during the update that get replaced when being restarted)
 
After doing this, every time I booted, I would see the ASUS splash screen as if the computer were booting normally, and then the screen would go black.
 
At this point, I turned the machine off, and tried using Shift+F8 to open the Advanced Startup Options. Here, I tried using command prompt and running "bootrec.exe /fixmbr", which seemingly had no impact on fixing the issue.
 
After this, I rebooted, and tried entering Safe Mode.
 
Whilst doing this, on the first driver that loaded, there was an error and the BIOS menu was brought up.
 
I quit the BIOS, not feeling at all qualified to handle whatever it was and the computer restarted, saying that the a driver was either corrupted or missing (I do apologise, the computer did this too quickly for me to take notes of the exact driver)
 
Ever since then, the ASUS logo flashes up for two seconds tops, and there appears to be no way of entering Advanced advanced startup settings - pressing ALT-F9 still gives a blank screen, as do Esc and F2. Have tried the ASUS diagnostic link (http://support.asus.com/diagnosis/Step1.aspx?SLan... Read more

A:Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 Update gone badly wrong (Boot issues/Black Screen of De

I am experiencing the exact same thing. Am in the process of resetting my Samsung notebook to factory settings. Any luck or responses in your end?

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone can help me out with this situation, I've scoured the internet for answers but with no luck so far.

On 3/3/12 I replaced some faulty memory in a laptop that I had not used for ages. Due to the fact that I had not used the laptop in a while there were many windows updates that needed installing (over 100). Due to the system restarting/rebooting to install these updates, many system restore points were created. Unfortunately, after installing one automatic update, I restarted but was then unable to boot back into Windows. Due to installing/uninstalling soooo many updates/software, a fully-functioning restore point that would have been available, was no longer available.

Since then I have tried running startup repair (numerous times with no success, startup repair recognises that there is any error but does not what it is), and also the 'repair your computer' option with a Windows Vista recovery disk, neither have repaired the problem. Unfortunately I am unable to login to Windows in any shape or form, safe mode won't boot either, so I am unable to remove this update!

With Windows XP I know it is possible to view installed updates and uninstall updates via the command prompt in the recovery environment, is this possible with Vista? I can't seem to find exactly where the update files are stored in the Windows directory (somewhere in C:\windows\softwaredistribution), and if yes, can you view the dates the updates ... Read more

A:Automatic Windows Update installed, now I can't boot into Windows Vista!

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Hello~
Recently my laptop is so fail. It used to run very smoothly.

1) Long ago i updated my bluetooth adapter driver, and the caused malfunction. I downloaded the driver from Dell Support website (apparently there are 3 under 'Network', and i get a lucky shot) and the bluetooth is fucntioning once again. however i checked through the device manager and found '!' marks on Bluetooth Peripheral Device. something is not right...

2) Recent windows update (automatically) has failed to install over and over again, hence prompting to redownload the same update every time i turn on the laptop. Specifically, its is 'security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: January 8, 2013 (KB2742595)'.. There is another update coming (also tagged as Important) but come to fail as well. So currently there is 2 pending updates...

3) While im having these problem, the boot time has increases noticeably. Long black screen appears before the login page turn up. Some says this is related to device/driver error. im not sure myself.

4) Very recently i have my Avast Antivirus not working (turned off) and every time i ask it to turn on or resume, nothing happens. It remain not-functioning and so, i uninstall Avast and adopt AVG Antivirus. i think this is around when i was installing the bluetooth driver from Dell. it works though! but the '!' mark persist.

5) Before my Avast failed, i... Read more

A:Windows boot slowly + Windows update constantly failed

Welcome to TSF,

Sounds like your laptop may be infected. Follow this link to the Virus / Malware section of the forum
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

They will get your laptop running again.

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Wow... was this remarkable!

I was working for about 40 minutes writing an email, and hadn't done a "save draft" along the way which I probably should have done.

Unbeknownst to me (well, actually I did see the Windows Update icon appear in the System Tray, so I really did have a clue that the process was proceeding while I was working on that email) when Windows Update decided to just go ahead and re-boot to complete the installation of the updates it had applied it was just going to go ahead and re-boot!!! No matter that I was busy working in my email program... it's time to re-boot!!!

Well I'm surprised you didn't hear the screams coming from out here in LA when I realized the system was shutting down (i.e. restarting). And I got hysterical, trying to figure out how I was ever going to be able to re-think and re-type what now was about 45 minutes of email composition that I'd been foolish enough not to pre-save for self-protection.

Unbelievable. I was paralyzed with annoyance.

Anyway, after the re-boot the desktop appeared and all was normal.

Unbelievably depressed, I launched my email program (Forte's AGENT v6.0). What to my wondering eyes should appear... but all of the very same previously open tabs and in particular the composition window exactly as it was under construction, which had been open a few minutes earlier when Windows Update initiated the forced re-boot!

Apparently, the open data in the composition window was auto-saved by Win7 when the p... Read more

A:Amazing! Windows Update re-boot saved my open windows!

Happened to me yesterday too, except it was more of a hinderance for me (when you've got about 15 windows trying to open at the same time during boot your PC does slow down quite a lot).

Oli

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Hello~
Recently my laptop is so fail. It used to run very smoothly.

1) Long ago i updated my bluetooth adapter driver, and the caused malfunction. I downloaded the driver from Dell Support website (apparently there are 3 under 'Network', and i get a lucky shot) and the bluetooth is fucntioning once again. however i checked through the device manager and found '!' marks on Bluetooth Peripheral Device. something is not right...

2) Recent windows update (automatically) has failed to install over and over again, hence prompting to redownload the same update every time i turn on the laptop. Specifically, its is 'security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: January 8, 2013 (KB2742595)'.. There is another update coming (also tagged as Important) but come to fail as well. So currently there is 2 pending updates...

3) While im having these problem, the boot time has increases noticeably. Long black screen appears before the login page turn up. Some says this is related to device/driver error. im not sure myself.

4) Very recently i have my Avast Antivirus not working (turned off) and every time i ask it to turn on or resume, nothing happens. It remain not-functioning and so, i uninstall Avast and adopt AVG Antivirus. i think this is around when i was installing the bluetooth driver from Dell. it works though! but the '!' mark persist.

5) Before my Avast failed, i ... Read more

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Hello,
I am currently using a dual boot PC with Windows7 ultimate(32bit) running along with Ubuntu 12.04.
I am planning to upgrade my PC to Windows 10 keeping the dual boot.
I also want to clean install windows 10 after the upgrade to switch it to 64Bit as I am planning to increase my RAM to 8GB.
Will I need to reinstall Ubuntu after clean installing windows 10 64bit?(I heard the windows boot-loader ignores Ubuntu after clean install).
And the main problem is if i can do clean install Windows10 without formatting my other drives except "Local disk:C" because I have a lot of files on them.
Can anyone give me a step by step guide for clean installing by formatting my current "C" drive only please...
I want to keep my files on other partitions safe...

A:Update a dual boot Windows 7 32bit to Windows 10 64bit

Be careful - clean installing Windows 10 will probably break the dual boot mechanism as it does not recognise Linux.

General advice is to start with a fresh drive, install Windows 10, then linux.

It can be done the other way, but no expert, especially as you already have Windows 7.

You should make a full image backup of your drives eg using Macrium Reflect Free which will backup Linux partitions as well.

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Hello,
I am currently using a dual boot PC with Windows7 ultimate(32bit) running along with Ubuntu 12.04.
I am planning to upgrade my PC to Windows 10 keeping the dual boot.
I also want to clean install windows 10 after the upgrade to switch it to 64Bit as I am planning to increase my RAM to 8GB.
Will I need to reinstall Ubuntu after clean installing windows 10 64bit?(I heard the windows boot-loader ignores Ubuntu after clean install).
And the main problem is if i can do clean install Windows10 without formatting my other drives except "Local disk:C" because I have a lot of files on them.
Can anyone give me a step by step guide for clean installing by formatting my current "C" drive only please...
I want to keep my files on other partitions safe...

A:Update a dual boot Windows 7 32bit to Windows 10 64bit

Be careful - clean installing Windows 10 will probably break the dual boot mechanism as it does not recognise Linux.

General advice is to start with a fresh drive, install Windows 10, then linux.

It can be done the other way, but no expert, especially as you already have Windows 7.

You should make a full image backup of your drives eg using Macrium Reflect Free which will backup Linux partitions as well.

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Hello,

I originally stated out with XP Pro and then installed Win 7 in a separate partition with dual booting. Now I want to get rid of the XP OS and recover the partition the XP OS is in for other uses.

Running bcdedit shows the the Win 7 as drive C and XP as drive D. The master boot record, I am guessing, in is drive D.

So how do I get the master boot record into the Win 7 partition so I can delete the partition containing the XP OS?

Thanks,

Mike

A:Want to delete an OS from a dual boot configuration

Hello bmwmcrider,
As per my experience i dont think you can remove the 1st installed OS from your computer and make the second one work without the first one. You have to keep your first OS in order to make the other one work. (If i am going wrong please correct me)

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

A:Vista boot to last good configuration

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

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

Dean
 

A:Boot Configuration Data Changed

Hi,

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

That will just repair the boot configuration without any problem.

There are various boot disks HERE and the Ultimate Boot CD

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

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

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

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

How can I get past this error screen?

Thanks.

A:Boot Configuration Error Screen

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

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Those two IE8 patches from Windows Update seemed to really kill my system. I don't even use IE.

I installed the patch, restarted, and my computer would not boot. Random services / processes would crash followed by WerFault crashing... I went into safe mode and system a system restore, and I thought all was good.

But now, I have to continually choose to use last known good configuration from the boot options to get into windows. If I don't, it'll proceed to crash. Is there any way to make windows use the LKGC as my current config??

A:Won't Successfully Boot ; Last Known Good Configuration

Hello MasterEvilAce,

You may need to do a Repair Install instead to see if it can fix this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Okay, here is the scenario...

Drive #1 is split into two equal partitions

Partition C: has Vista Home Premium on it

Partition D: has XP home on it

Drive #2 (Drive E:) is for my data/games/etc, and has no OS on it.

I had the system set up where I could choose either OS upon boot.

Yesterday, for whatever reason I was greeted with...NTLDR is missing and I couldn't get into either OS.

Booting from the Vista DVD I repaired Vista, which is the only OS that appeared on the list and the system now boots straight into Vista, with no sign of XP.

I accomplished this by following the directions on THIS website under Step 3, but when I try and proceed as the administrator with step 4 I get...

"An error occurred. The system cannot find the file specified."

Out of curiosity, at command prompt I typed in "bcdedit" and under Windows Boot Manager, next to Device it says Partition=E:

Does this make sense? Drive E: has no OS on it. Why would the boot configuration be on it?

Any advice as to how I can get things back on track?

A:Dual Boot Configuration problems

Thought perhaps this would help....

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

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

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

Much thanks for any help anyone can offer!

A:Boot Configuration Data Error

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

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

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

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

See if that works.

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

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

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

A:Boot Configuration Error 0xc000000d

See Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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