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"Windows did not start successfully" to "ntldr is missing"

Q: "Windows did not start successfully" to "ntldr is missing"

Hello all.

First off, I am in no means acquainted with any troubleshooting or fancy thing outside of everyday computer usage, so please respond as if you are talking to a dummy. I do have fairly decent common sense and Google skill however, which has given me enough confidence to try and fix this issue on my own.

Basically, one day I start my computer (running Windows XP Professional SP3) up and get a black screen saying:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this

Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally."

For a few times, I was able to get Windows working with the last two options, but before I could dedicate time to fix the issue, it became so that none of these options worked, and I got caught in a restart cycle with this screen. Last things that I can recall that may have caused this: Windows Update or CCleaner Registry Fix (just something I do sometimes to make sure everything is working, nothing was wrong prior).

I bought an external HDD enclosure with hopes of popping my internal into it, and saving my stuff onto my laptop before messing around. Oddly, in My Computer, the 2 drive icons (a System Recovery one, and my Main one) would flash for a few seconds, every few minutes, and when I'd quickly click them, it'd say they don't exist.

So I plug my drive back into my tower, and go for a System Recovery. I know nothing about DOS or commands or all that, so following Google, I did a "chkdisk /r". Same problem. Went there again, did a "fixmbr". Same problem. Did a "fixboot". Seemed to be successful in whatever that does, but now when starting, I get a "ntldr is missing" message.

I hoped with the boot fixes I could get my internal to work properly on my laptop as an external now. The drive icon stays this time, but I click it, and it appeared to have turned into a 3GB FAT drive with a few icons with weird characters for names. It originally is a 180 GB NTFS drive.

I read about the ntldr thing online, try the whole "copy h:\i386\ntldr c:" thing, it doesn't work. THAT'S WHEN I REALIZE, I was using a XP Home CD for the System Recovery instead of an XP Professional (which my computer runs). Does it even make a difference though? Anyway, I do have a copied XP Pro CD that I popped in thinking I can just overwrite the boot files and all that stuff again and it should be OK, but when my drive shows up in the menu to select, to repair or install, etc. it's just that 3GB little FAT partition, and not my entire drive (which was originally an NTFS). Furthermore, I can't even get into a DOS menu with this CD so that I can do those commands again or copy ntldr, because there isn't really a repair option. When I hit F2 at the beginning to "System Recovery", it asks for an Auto System Recovery Diskette or something, which I don't have - I don't even have a floppy drive.

So with all that said:

All I really want to do is get my files off my internal and onto my laptop, but it reads my internal as that small 3GB partition with messed up files. What's the issue here? Do I need to repair the boot files and all that with this diskette thing that I guess comes with an authentic copy of WinXP Pro?

My laptop runs the exact same OS as my desktop (the one with the problems), and I was thinking, is there a way I can copy the appropriate boot and ntldr files and maybe put them onto a USB or something? Can anyone outline where to get them from if so?

Also, I was thinking because my XP Pro CD is copied (for home use only, can't find the original) , is it possible it wouldn't have the System Recovery portion on it, and I should try a legit copy? That's just me thinking out on a limb... Can anyone with a legit copy clarify if it's the same like what I said? That there is no option for System Recovery without the disk...

As the main objective here is to recover personal files, feel free to suggest possible recovery options I can try on my laptop while the internal is plugged in as an external, though bare in mind it's only read as the small partition 3GB FAT drive.

Apologies for the essay-long post, I'm trying to be clear as possible from the get go.

Please remember to respond with as clear and easy to follow instructions as possible, as I am treading foreign territories here.

THANK YOU

A: "Windows did not start successfully" to "ntldr is missing"

BTW if it IS in fact possible to copy certain files from my laptop's OS, I just realized I can probably just copy those files into the desktop internal (when plugged in as an external) instead of going through the whole DOS thing? But keep in mind, that's the small 3GB partition, so I don't know if that would even work. Unless putting those boot files on that small partition, will help open up the rest of the drive. Not sure how that works.
EDIT: Apologies for the double post, just saw the "edit" button.

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Computer Specs:
CPU: I5-2400
MB: Asus Pz868
Ram: Corsair 8GB Vengeance LP
Using on board VIdeo For now
Maxtor HD Sata
WD Raptor Sata
HP Lightscribe DVD-r Drive Sata

Problem I was having once I completed my new build with old system parts was as listed in title. It started out as select proper boot device, and now it states ntldr is missing. From what I have been reading it seems as if my partition with my windows 7 install is not set active. I do not have my windows 7 DVD only my old vista DVD. I tried to boot into it to make use of CMD and attempt to make my partition active but I was unsuccessful to even get into CMD. I went into bios and forced booted from the drive with the OS and still same error, also I attempted to disable the other sata and run the computer again with no success also. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. I will be sitting by my laptop all night until this computer gets running.

A:"Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

Finally Got to command prompt but it shows my current drive listed as x: dunno if this will be relevant and helpful to anyone.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
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A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-
http://www.technize.com/2007/05/13/s...s-not-working/

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rebuildhelp.htm
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,

Fitch.

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I'm posting this in the Vista forum because this has never happened with Windows 2000 or XP.

I bought two exact duplicate models of hard disks. I set up Vista Ultimate on one of my systems. I used Acronis True Image 10 to clone the operating disk to the factory-new, never-used, same model disk as a backup drive in the event the first disk failed. I put in the clone to be sure it runs; but, I get the error mentioned in the title of this thread.

Now, if the second disk is supposed to be a clone of the first, why does this happen and how can I fix it?

I'm not married to Acronis for this job so I would use any disk cloning tool that makes a sector-for-sector copy. I use Norton Ghost 2003 for making sector-for-sector raw image (forensic) copies of PATA drives; but, these are SATA drives and Ghost 2003 simply sits there like Tarbaby and he don't say nuttin' to no SATA drive.
 

A:"Windows failed to start" "\Windows\System32\winload.exe missing or corrupt"

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Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with command prompt
Last known configuration
Start Windows normally

What ever one of these I pick it goes back in the same loop and I end up back at this screen.

I've tried to boot of the XP CD, but when it says the CD is starting windows it just hangs.

I've scrathced all ove rthe web trying to find an answer for this problem posted somewhere but either I'm describing it incorrectly in a search (probably) or none exist (unlikely)

H E L P ........ Matt (NorthAvoca) Australia
 

A:Stuck in a Reboot Loop - "Windows did not start successfully"

Ok, there may be many causes to this issue, but having testing it on a old computer running Windows XP of mine, i deleted the critical Windows Files, purposely REMOVED all nessacary start up items, and PURPOSELY downloaded a Trojan Horse on to it...

I rebooted it.

1. It hung on reboot
2. It finally rebooted
3. It came up with the same message you got
4. I get the same never ending loop on the experimented computer.

Solution?
This is hard, but usually if the Windows Files are corrupt or missing there are 3 solutions, providing you can even get ThAt far!

Solution 1: Boot to a command prompt and run a sfc /scannow. Insert the OS Install Disc when asked to do so and voila, Windows Files have been repaired/replaced. (You may not be able to do this, as i said, 'If you can get that far')

Solution 2: Boot to a command prompt with a bootable CD ROM and run chkdsk /f.

Solution 3. Reformat..
 

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Hi! I've seen this as several different posts from a search of the forum, but the posts seem to be about this occurring after a virus attack, or at least after XP's been running for awhile. I finally talked my brother into getting anew computer after 8 years and various memory messages. It's a good one:
AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad Core
Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2
4GB DDR 1333GHz
500GB Harddrive Sata
22X DVD-RW
Onboard NVIDIA/ATI 256MB PCI-EXPRESS Video
I know he should have gotten better video, but he really doesn't do a lot with a computer but look up family geneology. That said,I ordered the computer without an OS, as I have several. I do some minor repair work and have built 4 computers. After the 2 hour format (Microsoft's formatting is very sloooow, I installed the operating system, XP Pro SP3.It finished the install and rebooted and I get this screen:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power of failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you arenít sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mo... Read more

A:Solved: "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully"

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If it was a PS/2 mouse that you unplugged while the machine was on, you may have blown the board. What does the screen say?
 

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Hi all,

Every time I turn on my Dell Dimension 5150, I get greeted with "We apologize for the inconvenience... Windows did not start successfully".

My options are:

Safe Mode,
Safe Mode with Networking,
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last known good config...

Start Windows normally.

I have tried every option on several occasions... the windows xp logo comes up... then the dell logo comes up, everything seems to be running smoothly... then comes a black screen with a small flashing dot in the top left... and then I see the same"We apologize for the inconvenience... Windows did not start successfully" screen.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

A:Can't get past "Windows did not start successfully" screen...

Have you added any new hardware just prior to this happening? If so remove it and try again.

Did you install new software or run windows update just prior to it happening?

Without much to go on it may be worth doing a windows repair installation. It sounds dramatic, but it will not destroy any of your data or files, just attempt to repair the windows os installation.

There is a step-by-step guide with pics here. Hopefully that will resolve your problem if windows became corrupt somehow...

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So I have this weird thing happening in my relatively fresh install of Windows 10.
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I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

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Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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Can you help? On switching on laptop, after showing the Windows XP screen for 2 secs only, we get error message:

"we apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software chnage might have caused this".

It then gives a few options, inc:

1. Safe mode
2. Safe mode with networking
3. Safe mode with command promt
4. choose Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked
5. Start Windows Normally

but all of these result in a further attempt to start, windows XP screen showing for few secs and then back to error message screen. It seems a continuous loop that we cant get out of.

Help is appreciated.

Thanks and regards

Gary

A:[SOLVED] "Windows did not start successfully"

Hello Gary

Get your XP installation CD out. If you don`t have one, can you borrow one just to run the repair?

Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
Set the boot order to
Floppy (if present)
CDROM
Hard Disk
SAVE and EXIT

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
Bootcfg /Rebuild
ENTER

The exact wording will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add Installation To Boot List?

Assuming the information you see is correct, enter
Y
Bootcfg will start the process of rebuilding the boot list to include the indicated Windows installation

After a moment, you'll be asked to "Enter Load Identifier."
This is the name of the operating system that will appear in boot menus.
Type
Microsoft Windo... Read more

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We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows
Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Start Windows Normally

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A:Will not boot - "Windows did not start successfully..."

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It's not a computer I use anymore, and I don't care about saving any of the data on it. I honestly just want to wipe it clean. I tried following the instructions on the sticky note for factory restore, but pressing F10 repeatedly just takes me to BIOS.

I don't have a copy of the XP discs anymore, and I can't even fully log into windows to do anything of that nature. I do have an .iso of Windows 7 on a DVD that I tried booting, but the computer doesn't even acknowledge it (even with the boot order starting with CD-ROM). Help!

A:"Windows Did Not Start Successfully" Loop

Did you test the Windows 7 ISO DVD you created on another computer to see if it works? How did you burn the ISO? You cannot just copy it you have to use an Image burner program like IMGBurn in my signature to burn an ISO image. This laptop is so old it does not support Windows 7 anyways.
When you first boot the computer, you should see a message on the Logo Screen to press (key) to enter recovery. I believe on that computer, you would press F11. If that fails You will need to find a Windows XP disc to proceed. Then just boot off of it and format, and reinstall Windows.
If you wish to try and fix it, please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help. and post in that section of the forum.

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Hello --

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when several attempts to clean disk didn't work, i tried restoring using the F11 key.
when i do this, i get the error message "cannot open x:\PRELOAD\Windows.w32"
after i click okay and it attempts to start, i get a black screen saying "NTLDR is missing" "press ctrl+alt+del to restart" - but restarting just goes to the same screen.

based on searching re: this problem, i hit F10 upon restart and ran the Hard Disk Self Test, the results of which appeared as: (Quick) Pass, (Comprehensive) Pass and (S.M.A.R.T.) Pass - which i'm assuming is good. i'm not that knowledgeable about how to interpret all this, and am still unsure what to do even after reading some earlier, similar threads. I would be grateful for suggestions or thoughts anyone might have about other steps i can take to investigate this problem.

Thank you!

p.s. i should add that i recently replaced/upgraded my RAM in case related
 

A:NTLDR Missing - "cannot open x:\PRELOAD\Windows.w32"

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I have a laptop without floppy and no CD-ROM drive. It used to run Windows 98 but is compatible to run Windows 2000 as well. After formatting the hard drive I wanted to install Windows 2000 so since I didn't have a CD-ROM drive I popped the HD into my other laptop and installed Windows 2000 successfully. However, when I put it back into my intended laptop I got the error message "NTLDR is Missing" - Press any key to reboot.

What does that mean? HOW DO I FIX IT?

How come it can boot on one laptop but not the other?

Thanks!
 

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
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I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Do you or anyone else willing to help me, know which registry key I would have to manually delete in order to remove the "Move To" and "Copy To" options from my context-menu?

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Whenever I double-click (or right-click on any folders listed on my Start Menu, and then select "Open" or "Explore") to open files listed on the menu, the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows pop-up.

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A:Why do the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows appear when I click on Start Menu?

Sorry, I have no idea how to fix your particular issue. But, the way to avoid this kind of problem is to immediately format the disk and install the operating system fresh when taking possession of a previously owned computer.
 

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I am stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"
When I choose "Start Windows Normally",it gives me blue screen with the following error:Unmountable_Boot_Volume.On "Launch startup repair" I am stuck on the Windows 7 wallpaper with cursor and can't even open Cmd trough Shift+F10.I've tried re-installing windows from USB stick and I am also stuck on "Setup is Starting".Any help please,and how much I am screwed?
P.S-On Advanced boot options I can't use Safe Mode,Safe Mode with Networking,Safe Mode with Command prompt and Last Known Good Configuration,it gets me back to "Start Windows Normally" and "Launch startup repair".

A:Stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"

Time to boot to an external testing/repair environment, such as a Win7 Repair disk or a hard drive test disk.

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Ok, so here's my situation. I have Ubuntu 9.04 and Windows XP Professional installed on my machine and I'm using GRUB to select between the two.

GRUB is working fine (to my knowledge) and I can use it to boot into Ubuntu fine, but any time I try to get into Windows the screen reads "NTLDR is missing." It's weird because Windows was working perfectly fine a few days ago. It is a brand new install and I haven't put anything on Windows other than Steam and CoreTemp.exe.

I noticed that boot.ini, ntdetect.com, and ntldr were all missing from my Windows XP installation. I'm not sure how that could happen. I promptly copied over ntldr and ntdetect.com from the install disc and ran bootcfg /rebuild to recreate boot.ini.

I've also run fixboot. I'm afraid of running fixmbr because I don't want to wipe out GRUB.

None of this has made any difference. Could someone help?

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


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are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP
 

A:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
 

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I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you

Screen shots Attached

A:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 10 th2-10511 x64 and when I install EMET 5.5 final the EMET system service is installed with the "delayed start" flag and the service and never starts after a reboot. The same thing happened with the beta version, I didn't notice
it until the final was released. This issue doesn't occurs with EMET 5.2.
I switched the service back to the normal Automatic (not delayed) start, and everything seems to be working again. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this issue?


Also, can someone enlighten me about this warning message "DEP/ASLR Policy settings are ineffective by default; see user's guide on how to enable them". It appears when I enable the DEP/ASLR EMET GPO. I couldn't find any reference to this warning
message in the user guide. DEP seems to be enabled, I have no idea how to check for ALSR other than Process hacker that shows ASLR as N/A.
Thanks

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Hi guys. I noticed that in Win7, the applications in the new Quick Launch move if you run one of the applications in the "Pinned to Taskbar" section. For example, if I have Windows Explorer and Firefox next to each other and I click to open Windows Explorer, the Firefox icon will slide far to the right so that it's after the Windows Explorer task in the taskbar.

Is there a way to keep the new quicklanuch icons in Win7 in the same place, like WinXP?
 

A:Force Apps "Pinned to Taskbar" ("Quicklaunch" in WinXP) stay next to Start Button

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????
 

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing thread, please do not create more than one thread for the same issue. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html .

thanks,

v
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

AFTER FOLLOWING SOME ADVICE I AM BEGINNING TO GET SOME OF MY FILES BACK BUT MY START PROGRAM FOLDERS ARE ALL EMPTY. For example; when i click the microsoft office folder, it is empty.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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Greetings!

I have an XP machine which I only ever user myself (as in, there are no other users on the machine, no guest account, and it logs in without a password).

I'm trying to sort out my expansive and bloated Start Menu Programs list, but it seems that there are two separate lists. One for "Joe" (the main user account) and one for "all users", I guess because some programs give the option of installing for just one user or for everyone.

All of the programs show up in the Start Menu when I click on it, but when I go into Windows Explorer to try and sort them out, there are two separate folders;

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Start Menu\Programs

I know I can move them around in these folders (ie; putting them in related groups, such as "system tools" etc), but can I move all of them from the main user to the "all users" folder, (or vice versa) without any problems?

Thanks!
~Joe

A:[SOLVED] Merging "user" and "all users" start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!
 

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when i right click on my DVD writer i do not get the options "OPEN",EXPLORE & AUTOPLAY"..How do i bring them back?
 

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http://tinyurl.com/k3vyb

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

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

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My friend's computer seemingly got a virus, since it sent an email to somebody in her email list, on its own. She asked me to take a look.

She had a virus checker, but it had never been updated. So I installed "AVGfree" and ran that. It found a "trojan horse" virus as well as some other stuff that it said should be removed, so I did. I then ran "ccleaner" and it suggested to remove a TON of crap, like 500mb worth of files (she installs dumb stuff on her computer all the time). I removed these files. Then I ran "spybot" and it removed some stuff. I then defragged, which it needed.

So here I am, feeling like a hero, but then I reboot and there's a message saying that "lsass.exe" cannot be found. I cancel this message, and then there's another message saying that "ipwins.dll" cannot be found.

I tell her to just ignore these messages until I figure it out, but then she informs me today that she cannot access her email account on her computer. So I've gotta figure out how to fix this.

Any advice?? Thanks.

A:After virus checking and cleaning, "lsass.exe" and "ipwins.dll" missing

She could try the system file checker : tell her to prepare her XP CD (she'll need it if it asks to replace the missing files), then she will have to go to start => run, and type "sfc /scannow".

If that fails, she can perform a repair install if she has an OEM, retail or upgrade XP CD (recovery CD's cant' do that). She will have to boot on the cd, thus she needs first to change the boot order in the bios to CD-rom first. Then, when XP setup loads, choose the option "To setup Windows XP now" (not the one about recovery console). On the next screen (after the licence agreement) she should be given the option to repair her current xp installation by typing R.

Once that's done, if the CD wasn't a SP2 version, first thing is to go to windows update to reinstall XP SP2 and all updates she could have done since. Don't surf on the internet before any antivirus and firewall (either windows or another) is enabled.

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Can anyone help me with this ? i got a picture ... i cant sendto desktop as shortcut the icon is missing .. help !!

A:"Desktop As Shortcut" Command Is Missing from the "Send To" Menu

Maybe this info will help:
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

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Okay, I have an ATI Radeon 8500 on my Windows XP system, and one day, after my dad had used the computer, the 3D video driver stoppeed working. He can't recall doing anything. So it goes. I think "whatever", downloaded the latest Catalyst drivers, and try to install it, only to get the message "INF Error, Video Driver Not Found" and then "Try to set up your adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup". I tried googling for info (apparently it's a common-ish issue), but I never found anything that worked. I tried uninstalling anything ATI and then installing, to no avail. I tried uninstalling the error-listed VGA adapter from the Device Manager and then running install which didn't work. Rebooting after that also didn't work (it popped up with "New hardware found" after the reboot, but it couldn't find the proper drivers).

After an unedifying series of adventures I got to http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=45&kind=1 which has several drivers for my mobo. I first downloaded (obviously) the VGA driver, and tried to run setup. Unfortunately, after preparing the install, an Error message pops up saying "The system cannot detect the device, please confirm that the device is configured properly and restart the setup program." I then tried downloading the AGP upgrade, installed it, but nothing changed. I also downloaded the BIOS update, since it mention... Read more

A:"INF Error", VGA Driver "Missing" Installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

the radeon is not integrated with your motherboard, and the onboard video has probably been disabled in the BIOS. to install the appropriate drivers for an ATI radeon 8500 card you need to download and install the drivers from ati's website. from there you can download the latest version of catalyst and install that.
 

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Yesterday my PC crashed and now I can only use it in Safe Mode. I have been through the Windows self repair program which has done nothing. The first time it happened, it allowed me to start from a system restore point, but then it crashed again and now doing a system restore doesn't even let me start up windows normally.

I looked in the "device manager" driver section and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and It says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"
Further details:
"Driver Provider: Microsoft"
"Driver Version: 6.0.6001.18000"

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything, and I have tried uninstalling and restarting the computer, and also the "update driver" option but it says windows has determined it is up to date.

Does anyone have any solutions for this? I have been googling for a solution for hours and haven't came across any solutions, apart from that it could potentially be to do with video card/drivers or RAM.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Can only start PC in safe mode: "Consumer IR Devices" not working "code31"

BTW here is my basic system details:

Philips Freevents, (desktop PC)

Windows Vista, Home Premium, Service pack 2
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40 GHz
2 GB RAM
32 Bit

NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Thanks.
 

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Yesterday my PC crashed and now I can only use it in Safe Mode. I have tried the self repair thing which has done nothing. The first time it happened, it allowed me to start from a system restore point, but then it crashed again and now doing a system restore doesn't even let me start up windows normally.

I looked in the "device manager" driver section and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and It says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything, and I have tried uninstalling and restarting the computer, and also the "update driver" option but it says windows has determined it is up to date.

Does anyone have any solutions, this is soooooo frustrating!!!

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Please help! can only start in safe mode: "Consumer IR Devices" not working "code31"

Welcome
Lets try to diagnose, go in with safe mode and set up clean boot. Does that worK
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
If yes follow instructions to find the problem
If no
Go in via safe mode find out the necessary information about the driver then go to the website to download to desktop. Then install.
Follow this tut to up date the driver
Device Manager - Install Driver
If it cannot be updated in this way, follow to step 7 and go to website and explained above.

If you unistall the driver, you can use automatic update.

I am not sure if that is your problem, however.
You may want to go in via, safe mode and set up a new account.
Download Security Essentials
and Malwarebytes and check for virus and malware. Do the full scan and update first.
If the new account does indeed work for you.

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I have Windows 7 Home Pro installed on my laptop, and I'm one of those people that likes to keep my Start Menu folder OCD-tidy.

In W7 (as I believe it was in Vista) there are two folders that handle the program shortcuts for the Start Menu. There's a user-specific one (for programs only that user can use) and the all-users one (for programs everyone can use).

C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
and
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

I'm the only user on my laptop, so I'd like to just consolidate these two folders into one to make it easier for me to sort and keep track of. Is there any reason not to just drag-and-drop stuff from one to the other? Is there one that I should use in preference to the other (should I keep everything in the "user" folder or the "all-users" folder?

I'm pretty sure I just did this without any problem in Vista, but I wanted to make sure so I don't mess anything up as I'm new to W7.

Thanks,
Joe

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Hello
Ive managed to change all the icons on my system to custom ones apart from devices and printers and recorded tv on the right of the start menu.(the ones that appear over your user picture when you hover over them) Ive searched everywhere for their location in the registry but cant find them anywhere.(spent 3 hrs today searching the reg for them)
Please does anyone know the keys for these 2 items.Ill be suprised if no-one on here has a list of them all somewhere

Thankyou

A:change start menu icons "devices and printers" and "recorded tv"

Hello Danny,

The default icon for Devices and Printers is located at the registry locations below. This will also change the icon in all other locatations as well. For example in the Control Panel.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}\DefaultIcon

I have not found the Recorded TV one yet though.

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Hi everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two later I get a BSOD again.

I have tried restoring to Last Known Good Configuration, startup repair, hard disk check, virus scans and I also uninstalled any recently added programs I could think of and cleared up more than 50% of my hard disk space. None of these seem to have helped and I still get BSOD regularly.

I have attached the folder from the SF Diagnostic Tool and would appreciate any advice!
Thank you!

A:BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"

Welcome to the forum.

MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).
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Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+


   Tip
Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.


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Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Piriform - Speccy
CPUID - HWMonitor
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

Code:
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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?

Thanks

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Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere.

Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using Restorator) located in the theme folder of this VS. I went into the images directory and located what seems to be the images used for the buttons. Intuitively, it seems like it would make sense to replace those images with different ones (perhaps from another visual style) and it should change them. However, would this actually work? Could the theme get messed up in some other way (like proportions or something if the new button images are smaller)? I don't know of any other way to change them that would be easy.

But I did run into another problem. For some visual styles I can't even locate those buttons in the images directory. Where else would they be?

A:Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Use Windows Style Builder to do that...

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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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A:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?
 

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Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!

A:Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"

My keyboard hath the thame problem with the thupid eth key. The blathted thing ith driving me nutth.

All theriousneth...er...seriousness aside, usually, that is a hardware problem. Can you find or borrow another keyboard and see if it will work correctly on your machine?

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NTLDR is related to Windows NT. The error I get now when I boot up is <strong>"NTLDR is missing."</strong> Where is the NTLDR file located on the Windows NT Cd? Is there a way I can just copy it to the right location? Where should it be on my harddrive? What attributes should it have (hidden, read-only etc.)? If NTLDR isn't on the CD can you tell me where I can find it? Thanx.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - "NTLDR is missing" installing Win2K beta3

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I have:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking for help...

Thanks
 

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Laptop is showing NTLDR is not working. I was told to use the Install Vista cd that came with the laptop but whenever I hit a button the same message shows up..NTLDR is missing. Seems like it does not know the cd is there ? Any help would be great. Thanks

A:Dell Inspiron(1521) "NTLDR is missing" and disk don't work...HELP!

Originally Posted by lonewolf123


Laptop is showing NTLDR is not working. I was told to use the Install Vista cd that came with the laptop but whenever I hit a button the same message shows up..NTLDR is missing. Seems like it does not know the cd is there ? Any help would be great. Thanks



You need to go into BIOS and make sure the dvd drive is checked so it can be booted from.

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Hi I had Two partitions in my Hard disk mainly c: and d: , of Hp(dv2122tu) Laptop(120gb hdd, 1gb ram,1.63 Ghz)
In C: drive Windows Xp media center was installed, that came with the Hp laptop. And due to Virus Hijack I decided to install Vista on D: drive and did it successfully.

And then I thought I dont need Xp anymore coz it was Virus house, so I formatted that C: drive in which Xp was installed.

Ideally now my Pc should boot Vista but it gives error ''NTLDR is missing press ctrl+Alt+del to restart. Can anyone Tell what should I do?


p.s- After format of Xp from C: I have changed the D: to Active with the help of Windows98 bootable disk.

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Last night I removed my old power supply and installed a new power supply and when I booted my computer for the first time with my new psu I got the boot error "NTLDR is missing." After researching for a bit on one of my working computers the most common reason I got for this error is bad or corrupt boot file, but I didn't change any other hardware other than the psu which is why I think I have a different cause for my problem. I used the Windows XP installation CD to see if I could shed some light on the problem and when I went to repair a windows installation it listed my drives as follows:

D Drive - Windows Partiton
E Drive - Partioned Space
Nomarked Drive - Partioned Space

Now I have three 150 gig HDDs that are usually labeled as C,D,E - the Windows XP recovery console AND Windows XP installation CD did not recognize the C drive as the primary windows installation anymore (as C). My board has 2 SATA hookups and 2 IDE hookups running currently. My C Drive and DVD drive are hooked into my SATA hookups while the other two HDDs are configured through my IDE hookups. I've had no problems with this setup for over a year now and I'm looking for something I may have done wrong so I don't have to wipe and start over again and lose all my data. I'm 90% sure I installed the new psu correctly. The 24 pin, 8 pin, and all sata/power component cables are in the correct drives/fans, etc. Thanks for any help.
 

A:Solved: Hardware related "NTLDR is missing" error?

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Alright, I was browsing the net when spyware decided to install on my computer and slow it down beyond belief. So I went to Add/remove and low and behold, there were over 10 that installed from one website alone. I got down to the last few when the uninstall process basically froze my computer. I was still able to reboot, so I did that. On bootup, it gave me a:

NTLDR is missing
Press Alt+Ctrl+Del to restart

So after some searching, I found a site ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm ) that had numerous ways to solve this problem. Thinking it was a corrupt NTLDR, I used their method and copied the one off of the Windows XP SP1 CD as well as copying the ntdetect.com. Now when it boots, I get these colourful squares on the screen with odd symbols in them. The pictures of them are attached. They pop up right after the "Press any key to boot from CD" waiting-dots reaches 5, where it would then attempt to boot from disk.

Anyone? Any ideas? I can't provide a hijack this log, because my computer won't even boot into Windows, let alone let me run the program.
 

A:"NTLDR is missing" fix attempt makes for a colourful boot.

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This morning I left my computer on while I had breakfast, when I came back I found a black screen saying "NTLDR is missing, press ctrl+alt+delete to restart". So I pressed the enter key. When I rebooted it did the same thing. I then tried pressed f12 on the boot screen to select which partition to boot. Took a while to find the right one because I have 4, 2 with running operating systems (Windows 7). I can still boot my computer, but I have to go through the whole f12 selection process. This appeared out of no where.
I also seem to crash quite often after this, which I almost never do.
Haven't changed ANYTHING lately. No new programs, no updates.

- Ran several antivirus scans, found nothing
- Looked through C drive and E drive windows folders, did not find anything with the name NTDLR

Computer specs if needed:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: FX6860
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/12/11 20:01:15 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16364MB RAM
Page File: 3480MB used, 13981MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

Edit: Now programs freeze simultaneously and stops... Read more

A:Solved: "ntldr missing" after random reboot, can still boot

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I have three hard drives, A, B and C.

A has the operating system, and B and C are secondaries. I only have enough IDE things to run either B or C.

I've been running A and B. I need to access C. so I disconnect B, and plug in C.

they detect correctly in BIOS. on boot, I get the error:

NTLDR is missing
press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.

Why is this? the drive that I disconected doen't have the OS on it! I've tried changing the boot order to be sure. I've tried booting A by itself. the only way to get the machine to boot is to connect drives A and B.

Any explaination? solution?

I know I could re-install windows, but I don't want to. I've also tried fix MBR and fixboot from the recovery console.

I need to be able to boot A and B together or A and C together, depending on my needs.

Thanks in advance for your help.

-Nick
 

A:Solved: "NTLDR is missing" when secondary drive is disconnected

NTLDR is one of the main files neccessary to load ntfs file systems (win2000/xp)
have to assume that file is on one of your drives for some reason.
You may need to disconnect the drive you don't want and repair the installation.
 

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I have a computer here, that has two hard drives and a different os on both hard drives. 1 Drive has windows 2000 pro, and the other has xp home. It was configured so that on boot up, there would be a choice of which operating system to boot into, though I do not know which drive was giving this choice. At this point when I boot, I get the error message "ntldr is missing press any key to restart". I have changed the boot order in the bios to see if it will boot from the other hard drive, and I get the same results. Any advice on where I could begin to fix this machine would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: "ntldr is missing" error message in a dual boot computer.?

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Hello, I'm an italian guy and I don't speak a good english.
That's my problem:
I've a pc with a "Raid 1" configuration (mirroring) with windows Xp Sp3 and two WD hard disks.
Two days ago, I noticed a red alarm message from my pc: "degraded raid".
After entering in windows xp, my computer recognized a second hard disk, the mirror one.
So I was able to see and modify my first hd (C:, the booting one) and his mirror (E: ), but this last one
had more data than the first one!

I tried to start up my computer with only one hard disk at a time (the other was phisically
disconnected) and windows started normally in both cases. So no hard disk was damaged.
So, I tried only E: hard disk (obviously recognized as C: ) and then C:. Then I attached E: so
my pc had both C: and E: hard disks, but the alert message remained (degraded raid).

Yesterday night I tried one last time to start only with E: and I had no problem. So I shutted down my pc and reattached C:.

This morning I started my computer and the raid configuration was ok (no red error message!), but
I've seen an error message before the windows xp screen: "NTLDR is missing".

What's the problem?
Probably my pc doesn't know from what hard disk start windows xp? Does it have problem to
recognize the boot hard disk?
What I've to do?
1) phisically disconnect one of my hard-disk alternatively? But in this case may I lost my data?
2) delete the raid array? But in thi... Read more

A:Solved: "NTLDR is missing" and Raid 1 (mirror) configuration - Help! (correct title)

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Here are my specs:
Compaq Presario
Model: SR5550F
Processor: AMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 3.00 GB
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
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Hello. My problem is when I boot up my computer all I get is this "NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". I can still get into bios, but that's it. I've desided to order the recovery discs for my computer to do a full system recovery, hoping that will fix it.

My question is though, will the discs fix this "NTLDR is missing" thing, or will I have to fix it some other way??

Really appreciate any help you can give me.

A:"NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Did this computer ever work properly?

If so, is there any event that may have caused the problem?

From MS, the problem can be fixed with a Vista DVD. Did you install the OS, yourself or was it pre installed?
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...1-6f41693cace6

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I have ben attacked, someone has sent me a trojan that kept asking for my Windows XP cd. I restarted my Comp. and now all i get is "NTLDR is missing press any key to restart". i press a button and the same thing pops up. I cant do the F7 or F8 trick, but i can reach my BIOS, I have a DELL with another Drive if that helps any. SOMEON HELP ME, I already went out and got a new motherboard, but it did nothing.
 

A:Trojan Attack "NTLDR is missing" { WinXP}

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Hi
I'm running Windows XP SP2 and I got the message "NTLDR file missing press CTRL+ALT+DEL". I've made it work by booting from a floppy disk with the files needed. I want to boot normally so I downloaded the bcupdate2.exe file wich according to Microsoft would solve the problem, but I cannot run the file. Not on windows, not on a prompt line either. I get the message "the process cannot access the file because it's beeing used by another process".
Does anyone know how to maeke this work?
Thanks.

A:bcupdate solution for "ntldr missing" message

Hi elchudelachu, and Welcome to TSF!

Did Microsoft? email the bcupdate2.exe file to you?
If they did, you will need to right click on it and go Properties; then, you will see a button 'unblock', click on it > OK.
The same will apply if you downloaded it from their site too.
Once you have unblocked it, close out of all unnecessary programs and Explorer Windows; then, double click on it.
One point though, its a DOS file, which means that you won't see much happen, just a quick flash on the screen.
When you have installed it, reboot the computer and all should be up and running as normal.

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Hi. Start menu -> I can only see shut down, or sleep, depending on how it's configured, but to access other power options I have to click on the small white arrow to the right of the power button.

So if the default setting of the big button is shutdown then it's a hassle to choose sleep because I have to click on the oh so small button arrow thing.

There's loads of room at the bottom right of my start menu so please tell me how to have a shutdown button AND a sleep button, because I frequently use both functions and don't want to have to choose only one for quick access. Cheers

A:Start menu -> Shutdown Button - "shut down" and "sleep"

It's that difficult to click the arrow?

There is/are gadget(s) with this functionality.

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Using Word 2007, I am unable to pin the "New" and "Open" Word Document to the Start Menu. I was able to do this in XP and Vista. I go to "All Programs" and can load Word but cannot find the options new/open. In Word I go to "Word Options" and it is not listed there either. Thanks.

A:Pinning "New" and "Open" Word document to start menu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ADKR


Using Word 2007, I am unable to pin the "New" and "Open" Word Document to the Start Menu. I was able to do this in XP and Vista. I go to "All Programs" and can load Word but cannot find the options new/open. In Word I go to "Word Options" and it is not listed there either. Thanks.


ADKR,
I note that you have posted this question in Microsoft's Discussion Groups - Windows 7 - Word 2007 in Word General Questions.
Some reasonable replies were given to you that you didn't respond to. Did you actually try them?


This Tutorial written by our Brink would seem to be a reasonable alternative for you to use.
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)
~eric

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\VERIZO~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\AppMgr\vz... Read more

A:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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There appears to be no open thread on this issue...disappearing context menu "new/textdocument" option.

After trying several alternate text editor demos I found that my registry .txt entry was empty except for the (default) line item...I replaced the entry with an expanded entry found elsewhere on this forum which called for notepad.exe and included ItemName and NullFile etc.

After rebooting and checking my program associations to verify that my new editor, EditPlus, was the default, I found that the "new/text document" option appears and works in all the usual places including the desktop...

But there must be more to the story... Notepad still appears in the ItemName entry. Is this just a default reg entry, with the actual default program assignments appearing elsewhere?

BTW, as an old poster suggested elsewhere X-Setup has been de-commissioned but is still available on MajorGeeks. It has some editing capability but wouldn't add a new TXT item because "it already existed" (already registered).



W7 x64 SP1

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

The only way to fix this is to use startup repair from the Windows XP CD.

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XP
Im looking for a way to re-create two folders, 1 my pictures, 2 my video. ive tried TweakUI, but that can only move a path. I tried repair (not Repair console) with XP SP2 CD, and ended up with a chose OS screen (which i found out can be avoided with msconfig.) but still regedit has a big whole where my pictues and my video should be. Ive both a SATA and an IDE drive, IDE is used as storage and SATA is partitioned and computer management say Extended partition, with boot on it and system is on the IDE one.
Before it got messed up i had my documents on the ohter partition, which is how i want it.
I would greatfull of some help and a detailed fix, i will fomat but even that is hard as that is part of how it all become so mixed up.
Vince
 

A:Missing Shell Folder for "My Pictures" + "My Video"

Vince, Tweak UI has that ability under the Repair section. Just use the drop down arrow button and choose My Videos and My Pictures one at a time, click the Repair Now button, click Apply/OK.

Tufenuf
 

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

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Yeah, I have two seperate SATA hdd built into my laptop but the problem is when I try to reinstall the OS, it does not detect my HDD at all.
 

A:Solved: "NTLDR is missing" on boot up

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I have installed a slave harddrive and upon bootup, the message:

NTLDR is missingClick to expand...

Press any key to restart.

When I press any key, the message pops up again.
 

A:"NTLDR is missing" message on bootup

Download this to your desktop then insert a blank formatted floppy in the drive. Next double click on the downloaded file and then reboot your system with the bootdisk. Be sure it is set to boot from A drive first in the bios. When you get the system up and running you will have to replace the ntldr file on your system with hte one from the floppy.
 

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I've got a strange problem - an intermittent "NTLDR is missing" error. First, some background. This all started when I installed an XFX GTX275 card. There would be severe hang-ups and video corruption. Eventually I sent the card back and it was diagnosed as bad. Same problems with the replacement card, which was also diagnosed as bad (oddly, different error code even though it had pretty much the same issues, except on the first card the fan refused to start unless I manually started it with a finger.) Having burned four months or so, the nice people at XFX agreed to send me a Radeon 4890 instead of a third GTX275. This cured my hang-ups and video problems - but - since then I have had a periodic problem with the computer freezing up briefly. A repetitive sound usually occurs, usually repeating the current fraction-of-a-second sound very rapidly. Usually the computer freezes completely, but sometimes only control is lost (i.e. if a character in a game is sliding, it continues to slide) and sometimes the app freezes but I still have cursor movement. As this lasts anywhere from a split second to ten or twelve seconds and happens two to three times per minute this is quite annoying, but a hard reboot usually solved it. Lately I need two or three hard reboots.

Now to my problem. For the last few weeks I've been getting "NTLDR is missing" errors, sometimes at start-up and sometimes after running some length of time. If the lat... Read more

A:Intermittent "NTLDR is missing" error

check the data cable is secure in the drives and the m/board

try new data cables

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i currently running a xp home edition my laptop. i had this errror "NTLDR missing.. Press CTL+ALT+DEL to restart'" when i turn it on. i found some stuff online such as below:

Windows XP users

Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\


Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

i followed that and got in, everything looks the way it was before this error. Then i restart to see if everything is good or not. after the Toshiba sign with option of F2 or F12 to go into da BIOS, the screen is just black. I've tried to follow those above steps and do it again. I be able to copy copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
but not copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
what can i do to fix this problem. PLEASE HELP!
THANKS!!!!!


LTK

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Hello. Like an idiot, I deleted things from hijack this, and now when the computer boots up, it says "NTLDR is missing", over and over. I can start the computer and press F1, and get into all that stuff, but I don't know how to fix anything. I am running WXP, and have a restore disc for it, but for another computer, and it won't work on this one. I put it in the disc drive and nothing happens. Please help!!!

Thank you,
Denise
 

A:Dead computer-"NTLDR is missing"

Have a read of this:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

David
 

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Custom built
120Gigs worth of HDs (2)
2.5 Gigs of Ram
Pentium 64
6800GT video card
Windows XP Home Edition OS

I'm currently having an issue with my desktop. Upon booting it up I get a screen with the following message

"NTLDR is missing....Press ctrl+alt+del to restart"

Through Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console I have attempted to copy the needed files from my Boot disc as instructed on several sites that I have visited...but of course I get the message
"Access Denied"

I have tried the LOGON commmand in an attempt to get the prompts...
"Which Installation would you like to log onto?"
and
"Type Administrator Password:"

But they Won't come up

I have changed the BIOS boot priorities around from CD-ROM to each of the HDs I have(Another solution suggested on the web) and back to CD-ROM. Didn't work.

I believe this is all a result from me not following through when I recently formated/installed Windows XP Home Edition on my HD (which I have done in the past with no issue).
What I did....
1) I completed a full reformatting and got to the Windows Installation screen and realized I picked the wrong HD
2) I rebooted in the process of windows installing and started the reformating again
3) 4% into the 2nd reformating I realized I did it again (I'm retarded) and rebooted
4) for the third time when I booted from disc and selected
"To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER"
and Agreeing to the Terms of... Read more

A:"NTLDR is Missing" with a splash of stupid

Welcome to TSF....

The last install disk you are using is an upgrade disk all you have to do is insert a legal version of windows and it should continue on.

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Alright...well I reformatted my harddrive, in a weird way I suppose. Plugged it in as Slave to a drive running Win 2000. Formatted through that since it had DOS and I was more familiar with doing it that way.

Anyways I have it back as a primary and the drive should be empty. I'm trying to install Win XP Pro onto the new drive, I've got some boot disks, but for some reason whenever I boot from them I can't get it to recognize the hard disk. It shows up in the bios and I can rearrange the boot order but I tend to run into an error that says "ntldr is missing press Ctrl-Alt-Del to resart". And whenever I try to go C: from the prompt it gives me the generic error that the drive does not exist. Both my cd roms get recognized, one a DVD and one a CDRW so I'm more than pleased on that front as I was anticpating problems with that. Leave it to a computer to always prove me wrong.

I've done some research into the issue but most of the sites I've read say that it has to do with left over files from a previous installation of Windows when you try to upgrade. Well seeing as how I formatted my drive I don't see how I'd have left over files on it. Anyone know where I should start?
 

A:Fresh Install..."ntldr is missing"

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OK.....
As I said I am new.....
Hope this info is the way you need it.
MANY MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE TIME & HELP !!!
Check out the following .....HHEELLLPPP


Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:38:36 PM, on 11/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\logonui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Promon.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
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A:NEW THREAD / "xads", "xlime", "Context3.kanoodle"

hi

how to create a folder ?

right click anywhere in your desktop
click new,a tab opens ,click folder ,name it hjtantivirus .

download again hijackthis and install it in the new created folder .

your hjt is here now
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

it will not work properly if it stays there .

and don t create a new thread ,keep only one thread .this one ,now .

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Hi:

Looking for insight/advice re: KB3054476.

According to Infoworld, it was "Optional" in May, but I was not offered it then.
This week, it was offered as "Important" and "Recommended" (!), but only for one of my 2 Win7/64 boxes.

I have read the MS KB article, as well as THIS FORUM THREAD, the latter of which includes a report of a BSOD due to this particular update.

However, there isn't much out on the web about it.
And most of the discussion about it is overly technical for me.
And I am confused as to why it was previously offered as "Optional", but now is "Important" or "Recommended".

I don't *think* I "need" it (as I have no webcam on this box). And I don't like to tempt fate by fixing things that are not broken.

So, 3 questions:
Is it safe to install?
Is it really necessary/important?
Or would I be OK to hide it?
Thanks very much in advance!

A:KB3054476 offered as "Important"/"Recommended"/"Optional"

The status of updates changes with circumstances.
If an update isn't relevant, it won't be offered at all.
If however it's relevant but the related software is not apparently in use, it may be 'optional' - and gravitate to 'Recommended' or 'Important' if the related software is in use.
It can also be promoted through the hierarchy by MS depending on feedback through WU and error-trapped feedback.


If you have (and use) a webcam, then it's probably best to install the update.

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hi,

OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Shane

A:Remaking "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Legume


hi,

OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Shane


You have a backup from before the problem started? a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?
ken

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.

BG

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"

or

ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"

Why?

The command above work fine under WinXP

Peter

A:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?

Question:

Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.
 

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I searched the forum for tutorials on how to change these two icons (see pictures),
but couldn't find any, so if anyone have the reg key location for the icons please let me know.

Thanks in Advance

A:Change Start Menu "Run" & "Connect to" icons

What are you trying to do? Its hard to find tuts from pics.

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Listened to a french music website streaming new music. Afterwards, computer seized, 2 shortcuts added to desktop, default homepage reset. Upon trying to open new IE window, firewall requests to use Internet Explorer as a server. Try to open email, received the captioned DLL error messag.

Tried to shut down and reboot, received same DLL error message when trying to open IE and MS Outlook.

I'm running WindowsME, MS Outlook 2000 SR-1.

How do I go about restoring the computer to 7pm last evening before all these issues?

I'm also curious as to why Norton Antivirus and Zone Alarm did not detect this activity.

Help!
 

A:"COMCTL32.DLL Cannot Start" - "Error Starting Program"

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Anyone knows why when i remove "Send To" & "Pin To Start" context menu entries from registry, windows automatically creates new one's after restart. Never had such problem in 8, and it's driving me nuts!!!!!

Thanks for help!

A:Can't Remove "Send To" & "Pin To Start" From Context Menu

Hello Newuser015,

This may be able to help with that.

Pin to Start Menu - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Send to - Add or Remove from Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi I have a netbook, Asus eeepc 1000HE
As soon as I push the power button, it states "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system you can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows setup using the original setup cd-rom. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair."

So I dont have a cd drive, but i have windows on a flash drive, but I really need step by step help. Sticking the flashdrive doesnt do anything, nor does pushing "r". The first screen that shows up is the error, so I even tried pushing it as soon as I boot up the computer, but the error message just comes up.
 

A:Asus eeepc 1000HE "windows could not start because the following file is missing..."

You'll need to boot from a CD-ROM or USB to fix this. A system hive needs to be replaced.

How to Restore the Registry Hives From a System Restore Snapshot in Windows XP
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
How to automate the Microsoft suggestion above
Directions for Recovering Registry Hives From an XP Restore Point

If you have no other way to boot, make this USB key (provided your machine boots from USB. If not, you need to get a CD-ROM or connect the drive to another machine.):

*******************************************
Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
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My laptop's system got corrupted.

Error:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: /window/system (something like this)"

Solution I have used:
I got my laptop's hard drive and bought a Hard Drive Enclosure. I connected it to my desktop and found the files.

Next Problem:
The files i found seen to be fragment files in the form of (name).chk. The .chk files can have their extension be change. But this method willl take a long time. There are some programs out there that check what extensions this guys have - like filechk and unchk3.

But i want to recover my files properly. So i want to fix my system, is it possible that i can fix my slave drive's system?

(I already did saw a tutorial saying I shud make my hidden files into unhidden. I'm supposed to find the 'windows>system32>windows and replace it, but I failed because I couldn't find that folder.)

A:Slave Drive - "Windows could not start because the following file is missing/corrupt"

I'd like to know exactly what the error message you're seeing is.

From what I can tell, I doubt the .chk files are related, because .chk files have to do with the CHKDSK utility. When you run CHKDSK and it cleans the disk, it rewrites the damaged files with a .chk extension.

A lot of the time, when you have a "file is missing or corrupt" error, you can copy that file from a working PC onto a removable media like a flash drive or external hard drive. Then you can copy the file from the external to it's proper location on your PC. Also try opening a command prompt and typing the following command:

sfc /scannow

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....





I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.





Here is what I am looking for.....





Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.





What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....















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Hey guys again,

I've come here as a last resort, this problem is serious.

My laptop next to me has corrupted registry, every time I boot up the computer I get the following message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\System32\Config\System".

Followed by a restart only to lead to the same problem.

The following things I have tried are:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545 <- This procedure.

HOWEVER, when I tried to do this command:

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system

I get a message saying something about cannot find the directory, I have tested which directory it meant and found out that it is the c:\windows\repair\system that it cannot find, it also is not hidden nor anything.

The other commands have worked fine.

That is about the position where I am currently, repairing the Windows XP installation isn't a option for me, I am not home and with access to Windows XP cd.

My laptop is a IBM Thinkpad.
 

A:Cannot start Laptop - "..missing or corrupt:\windows\system32 ..."

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"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

At the time of this writing, this search in Google will produce one result at best. Am I searching the wrong things? I have tried a couple handfuls of variants, and I am coming up with zilch.

Though I am fairly well versed in Windows 7 from working on other people's machines, I decided to stick with good old XP because of one issue above all else. When I instructed my firewall to block Windows Explorer from accessing the Internet it completely cut me off from the Internet, no ifs, ands or buts. My understanding of why this is happened leads me to believe the dependency chain for Internet access goes through Windows Explorer. I have long had a habit of blocking my File Manager of choice access to the Internet because... well, it's a file manager! Admittedly, my one experience with Windows 7 on my own machine was a retired student version of Server 2008 R2, but as soon as I found out that was the case, I decided not to make the move to Windows 7 and went back to my XP installation. I believe I was using Sunbelt Personal Firewall at the time. I now use PCTools Free Firewall.

Is this still the case with Windows 7? Is there a workaround if it is?

I haven't tried to recreate this on another person's machine.

+KronKyrios

A:"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

Hi KronKyrios, welcome to 7F!

I did find some very old information that may shed some light:
http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?17198-explorer.exe-(W98)&p=58079#post58079

"Launch Browser Windows in a Separate Process" Setting Is Not Available in Internet Explorer 5.01 or Internet Explorer 5.5

You can go into Services and check:
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Network Connections
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Windows Management Instrumentation

R-click on each one, then Properties, then the Dependencies Tab.
You would have to cross check each one that is listed.

Here is a good list to help you: Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations

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Hello, this is my first post here.
The problem is that when i want to start my PC, i get this error:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"

It`s say, imput original windows xp CD, and click "r" to repair.

I tried that, but got this error:

"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are pwered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program"

Please help me :(
Thank you

P.S i dont have floppy


I need any way, to get to recovery console and that hdd would be active, i dont know why that happened :(
Help me

A:"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt"

If Windows is having trouble finding your hard disk (as opposed to the/a system file) there's a good chance you've got a bad HD, or it's going to fail soon.

Boot to Windows Recovery Console by using the XP Cd-Rom, and from there run the following:

"fixboot"
"fixmbr" and
"chkdsk"

If running these does not solve the problem, you may need to acquire the diagnostic utility for your particular HD (provided by the manufacturer) and run it to try to repair it.

Also, check in BIOS if the HD is being listed as being installed there.

Has there been any work done on this machine recently, or any other "event" such as thunderstorm/lightning strike, power outage or malware infection ?

How old is the HD ?

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