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Boot failure caused by drive

Whenever I boot with my slave drive plugged in, I get the message "Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device" When I unplug my slave drive (2nd hard drive) the ...
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Boot selection failed because a device is inaccessible, not the usual boot error though?? (0xc000000e)

I need some help fast please. I recently booted up my gaming rig after swapping out a 7970 graphics card and upon system boot up, as the Windows 7 logo appeared the system crashes and a BSOD appears ...
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Computer crashed for good

My one-year-old custom PC was crashing when I played Battlefield for 5 minutes or Counter-Strike for 20 minutes. Now it keeps crashing whenever I power it up. (It doesn't loop.) Debugging steps I ...
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1answer
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My laptop fails to POST or boot consistently

I'm sporting a Dell Inspiron 15 (M5030), the specs for which can be found here. Over time I've made three upgrades to the laptop. I've installed: An Intel Advanced-N 6235, wifi+bluetooth 4.0 chip ...
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1answer
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HDD doesn't properly work [duplicate]

Recently, while I was installing windows 7, I tried to re-partition my 750 gb hdd. There were following partitions inside my HDD: Swap Ubuntu Backtrack System reserved for Windows 7 Windows 7 I ...
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2answers
402 views

Windows 7 startup failed

I have a Dell laptop with an i3CORE processor, I don't know much about the other specs. Over the last period of time, it sometimes freezed during start up or during working on it, restarting the ...
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1answer
187 views

Dell Studio 1737 - Windows re-install fails after using Win7 all-in-one installer

My kid stepped on my Win7Ultimate install disk, so used an install disk (all-in-one - has all versions)from a friend to re-install, and now that I want to go back to XP, I can't re-install any other ...
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1answer
271 views

'DISK BOOT FAILURE' following successful installation of Windows 7 [closed]

I have just lost five (FIVE!) hours of my Saturday installing Windows 7, and apparently all for naught. I just purchased a new 1tb Western Digital SATA drive (WD). I'm currently running Windows XP ...
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0answers
496 views

Windows 7 fails to start after shut down

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on a 2-year old Lenovo SL510 laptop. This is the current issue: Windows fails to start after the computer shuts down. It gets to the Windows logo load screen and ...
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Laptop (hp dv4 media edition) not starting windows

My windows was running smoothly during an update of anti virus. After the download it required a restart and did that automatically. Once it restarted the computer, the machine got stuck at the ...
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1answer
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NS Series Notebook Sony vaio - windows failed to start

I have Sony Vaio VGN-NS240E. Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: ...
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Strange boot problems on 6 month old setup

I've already exhausted my knowledge on this one, so forgive me if this post is a bit long. I built a computer 6 months ago for my wife and it worked fine until last week. Then it randomly shut down ...
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WIN7 constant BSOD 0x7B on boot, not producing any dump files where to go from here? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 0x0000007B So my one win 7 pc has been getting a BSOD on boot (roughly a sec after load screen starts) after a power failure. The complete stop code is ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 - Disk Read Error, Boot Disk not mounting

Some background first (a little long): A while ago, my desktop got stuck at the "logging off" screen (prior to shutdown, the machine was sluggish and I suspected some process making trouble). I ...
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2answers
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How do I restore Windows 7 Master Boot Disk Record without CD Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore Win 7 MBR without Recovery/Install Disc This is how to restore Windows 7 MBR (relies on CD Drive). But I need to do this with a netbook, how do I restore the MBR ...
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3answers
402 views

BSOD -> Disk Boot Failure -> Normal Start

Just finished putting together a new PC and am having a very unwelcome issue at startup. While this doesn't happend ever time, it happens most of the time. Computer is running normally Reboot ...
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1answer
465 views

Windows 7 install corrupt after update

How do I fix a corrupt Windows 7 installation by hooking it up to a brand new Windows 7 install? Installed some Windows 7 yesterday, mostly just optional fixes and it installed an update to my ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 boot failure after update

Installed some windows 7 updates today, mostly just optional fixes and it installed an update to my IntelliType or IntelliPoint drivers (Keyboard & Mouse). It asked to reboot, computer gets to ...
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1answer
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“Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service”

Yesterday, everything was fine. I didn't install anything, add any device or changed any setting that I can recall. I shut the system off cleanly and went to sleep. Obviously, that means my fully ...
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1answer
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Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Question: How can a running system suddenly reboot and show the message: Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Press Enter instead of booting the OS? It doesn't seem to be caused by a defective ...
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5answers
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How do I fix a boot process that broke because of a failed hard drive? (Windows 7)

I used Windows XP for years, before I was able to get my hands on Windows 7 RC, which I bought a new HDD for, and setup to dual-boot. About a month ago, Windows XP started acting funny, and I thought ...