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Windows 8 Video Card Fried, onboard video not working in normal mode, only safe mode

I recently experienced a catastrophic failure due to a large static shock from my body to my computer, causing the OS to freeze, and restart, and then my computer would not boot anymore. I removed my ...
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1answer
33 views

Installing Windows XP from USB, PC refuses to boot working bootable USB

I have to reinstall Windows XP on my old PC. Installing via USB is the only option - the CD/DVD drive doesn't work anymore, as well as the floppy drive and the computer can't start, the startup just ...
2
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1answer
25 views

Native Boot differencing VHD with parent from different volume

Is there a way how to boot Windows 7 from a differencing VHD which is located on different drive than its parent VHD? Here is appropriate part of output of bcdedit command: Windows Boot Loader ...
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0answers
35 views

Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
0
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2answers
19 views

When trying to change laptop to boot from DVD it says I cannot change it in user mode

I found an old computer of my dad's company and wanted to clean it so that he can stop using is 12 year old laptop, but I am having some issues with it: Laptop - Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile OS - MS ...
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0answers
11 views

Reverse the chain of VHDs - Undo the merging

Virtual hard drives are great tool. Especially the possibility to boot VHDs with windows and the possibility to boot differencing VHDs is great. One of my use scenarios is as follows: I install ...
0
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1answer
21 views

tftpd64.exe crash when booting Debian via PXE

I'm trying to install Debian via PXE with a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit server. I'm using this guide: http://assylias.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/installing-ubuntudebian-with-pxe-using-a-windows-machine/ The ...
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0answers
16 views

Unstable since I moved my user file from C: drive (SSD) using a junction

I used this method: http://www.starkeith.net/coredump/2009/05/18/how-to-move-your-windows-user-profile-to-another-drive/ to move my user file from my SSD C: drive to another disk in my computer. ...
0
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0answers
15 views

Hibernation via power button vs Start menu [closed]

I had a problem a few years ago with a Mesh Windows XP machine where if I set Windows XP to hibernate via the power button and then regularly shut down with it it appeared to lead to boot problems. At ...
1
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1answer
40 views

How to have both OSs hibernated

I set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, it all works good, I can hibernate each w/o problems. Now I find annoying that every time I want to go to the other OS I have to shut down the system ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Dual boot intermittant issue using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a problem with the grub2 loader sometimes. More often, when I choose Windows 7 in the grub2 loader, it hangs on the purple screen. I have looked up and down the internet for an answer and ...
0
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0answers
44 views

DISM: The system cannot find the file specified

Trying to mount a wim image to add drivers. I keep getting the following error: PS C:\Users\Administrator> DISM /MOUNT-WIM /WIMFILE:C:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x64\Images\boot-(4).wim /INDEX:1 ...
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1answer
24 views

HP HDX 16 Fails on WDS PXE BOOT

When I PXE boot my HP HDX 16 machine it will show the boot options. If I go Windows 7 x86 it will go to the screen to pick which Windows to install. However, if go with the Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 ...
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7answers
1k views

Dual-boot or virtual machine for Linux programmer that does some Visual Studio development?

The scenario: I am a freelance software developer that mostly develop on Linux (Python, MySQL, MongoDB etc.) My work computer is a Lenovo laptop w/ a i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Big HD + 128 GB SSD. ...
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0answers
31 views

some program refuses to start automatically in my Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

some installed program refuses to start automatically in my Windows 8.1, even if the program has an option to start automatically with windows (of course the start is selected). Why ? For example ...
0
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0answers
54 views

Desktop PC won't boot after power outage

My desktop PC won't boot into windows (stock after POST) after power outage although I am not working on the PC when this happens and it happens each time a power outage occurs. When I run windows ...
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0answers
46 views

USB flash drive wont show up as a device in the bios menu [closed]

I have a flash drive and I have made it bootable using grldr and I have tested it to see if it is bootable using qemu and it worked (it booted). The flash drive works fine on windows. I have tried it ...
2
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2answers
47 views

How to re-partition old XP boot drive (with OEM partition) after installing Win7 on new SSD?

Old situation: Machine had 2 232 GB HDDs: - HD 0 contains a 70 MB OEM partition and a 232 GB Windows XP boot partition - HD 1 has one partition (data disk) I bought a new SSD, added it to my machine, ...
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3answers
56 views

Two Windows 8 installations on separate hard drives - failure to boot

My motherboard supports UEFI and I have 2 disks on it. I did the following steps: a) Installed Windows 8 via USB on hdd1 (Let 's call this WinA). Worked fine, booted fine multiple times. b) ...
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2answers
55 views

Using GParted to copy Windows partition. Boot flag on Recovery partition

I am trying to understand how booting works with a Recovery partition. In the past when I have restored a Windows partition using GParted with a copy that I made earlier, I needed to use a Windows ...
0
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1answer
18 views

Dual boot multiple copys of the same version of windows without an install Cd

I have a HP 245 laptop that has come with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I need to create a dual boot with the same version of windows so I can use different versions of office. This computer doesn't ...
0
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1answer
117 views

Windows 7 installation without boot loader

I have a Windows 7 installation that doesn't have a boot loader on the disk. Basically, the story goes; I had two disks on my PC where one of them served as the system disk with Windows 7 installed, ...
0
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2answers
39 views

How windows boots up in hibernate mode using keyboard?

When we power off windows using hibernate mode, system will completely power down; according to Wikipedia: "Hibernation saves electrical power. After hibernating, the hardware is completely ...
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0answers
20 views

Windows apps and other features do not work in hackish Windows 8.1 installation

I have previously asked this question about BCD, and whether it is possible to work around Windows's boot manager. I have successfully booted Windows 8.1 by copying files from a VirtualBox ...
1
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1answer
81 views

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 before Windows8.1 Error 0xc000000e the BCD of your PC is missing or contains error

I install Windows usually before Ubuntu, but because there wasn't Windows after experiencing some hard drive problem I installed Ubuntu-Gnome-14.04 before Windows, but I am unable to install either ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Windows 8.1 - Won't boot (0xc000000f), bcdedit fails

I’m pretty much stuck at this point. So, backstory: Windows was installed on one of the SSDs currently in my tower. I bought a new SSD to install Windows (8.1 64 bit) on. Windows installation went ...
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1answer
33 views

Hard Disk laggy

Hey guys I am considering to purchase a new HDD after a series of events that happened : Couple days ago my PC froze while I was playing a game, I wasn't able to close any processes with my Task ...
0
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2answers
49 views

When I boot my computer using an ISO image, will it make changes to my hard drive? [closed]

I am using windows 7. When I boot my computer using an ISO image, will it make changes to, or wipe my hard drive? Will I be able to restart and boot to windows 7 and still have all of my data?
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0answers
20 views

No boot entry in msconif boot tab

I bought a new lenovo laptop with a micro-ssd slot. I bought a ssd disk from amazon. I installed windows 8.1 on the ssd and used the regular disk as data storage. The computer runs fine. However I ...
0
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1answer
79 views

windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) won't boot up, I've tried system repair startup

I've been trying to get my computer to boot up in the last 2 hours. I've tried using the system repair at start up, but all that does is it sends me to a screen with the stock Windows background that ...
0
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1answer
27 views

need to bring back win 7

I like making music and playing games and occasionally do some Photoshop. I had a windows 8 computer but my mouse pointer always got stuck, so to try out something new I installed Ubuntu. here is how ...
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0answers
43 views

Windows 8 doesn't boot: Error 0x0000000e

My Windows 8 does not boot. I get the error 0x0000000e. I already tried to fix the MBR with this tutorial: Every time I run bcdedit.exe /create or bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd I get the error Requested ...
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0answers
11 views

change 'dual boot windows 7 and linux' to linux host 'windows 7' virtualbox

I've setup the windows 7 32-bit and linux dual boot on a 4GB machine (same disk). In linux, I could get 4GB ram, in windows only 3.2GB. So, I'm wonder is it possible to let linux boot as host OS. And ...
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1answer
50 views

Windows recovery can't find Windows install

I'm trying to repair my boot loader for Windows after a Ubuntu install killed it. I'm trying to use the Windows Repair CD (actually USB stick), but Windows recovery can't find my Windows install. I ...
0
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1answer
67 views

Windows Boot Manager, linking a 'device' to boot linux

I'm attempting to boot linux on a UEFI-GPT machine with a Windows Boot Manager (WBM). So far I have installed Archlinux (Arch) with Grub. The grubx64.efi is successfully on my windows boot partition ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Move bootable partition to another disk

I have laptop which came with HDD drive. Now i need to upgrade it with SSD by keeping HDD and replace CD ROM with Hard disk bay+SSD. I'm bored to re-install windows and software in new drive. ...
2
votes
3answers
42 views

Windows OS's cannot boot on new internal harddrive

I have installed a new internal 500GB hard drive into a Dell Inspiron N4030 and it appears that the installation was entirely successful. The BIOS recognizes the drive and shows the serial number of ...
0
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1answer
87 views

How to create bootable USB stick with GRUB with data partition, Win rescue disk and System Rescue CD

This is my motivation: I have a USB stick I always carry with me. And there are always problems with computers not booting. So I want to make the drive a little more useful. It has to: Contain a ...
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1answer
45 views

Windows doesn't boot anymore after partition change

Background: I normally use Linux as OS. I had a dual boot with Windows XP. Since I had some problems with the windows partition (too long to explain), I shifted it of a while. This is what I have ...
0
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0answers
30 views

How can I make Windows' bootloader aware of an older installation?

This morning, I accidenatally deleted the Reserved System Partition while I was installing ubuntu on another partition, and windows was unable to boot anymore. The startup repair program on my Windows ...
0
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1answer
44 views

Installing windows 7 through usb keeps looping

Okay so, I am trying to install windows 7 (after I accadently stopped it the first time when I downloaded it on the laptop with xp itsself causing windows xp to be missing components) using a usb to ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Windows HAL dll cannot be used anymore

I ve got this weird problem. For a long time I was running xp sp3 with /hal=halmacpi.dll switch in boot options. Everything fine. I just booted to the "old" normal mode, without the switch. (I used ...
0
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0answers
37 views

How can I set the location of the BCD system store for bcdedit

I am using a machine that dual boots windows 8.1 and OSX using the chimera boot manager. The disk layout is MBR so there is no EFI partition, the boot files can be found on C:\boot. When I try to use ...
0
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1answer
34 views

How to remove windows 7 from windows 8 dual-boot? [duplicate]

I installed Windows 8.1 on the same hard disk partition as windows 7. Now I have this problem - I cannot remove Windows 7 from this boot screen. How to do it? Thanks in advance!
0
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1answer
65 views

New drive does not boot after cloning mbr/partitions

I cloned the MBR and both partitions of a drive but the new drive does not boot. The Disk Manager shows these difference: ORIGINAL WORKING DRIVE: C:\Windows Boot,CrashDump,Primary ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Acronis Disk Director renamed my Windows 7 to Windows Vista in boot menu

I tried merging system partition with another partition, progres bar was constantly shifting to 10-15% so after about 12 hours I decided to restart, to my surprise everything loaded perfectly and ...
0
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2answers
30 views

Windows 7 booting fails

I have a Windows 7 PC. Some days ago it fails to boot. When the system is switched on, the motherboard screens appears first, then the 'Starting Windows' screens and then a black screen with busy icon ...
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1answer
55 views

Can you do permanent damage when disabling services at startup using the “msconfig” utility in Windows?

Does disabling Windows startup services in the msconfig utility make a noticeable difference in boot time? Also, can you do permanent/irreversible damage to the operating system by disabling core ...
0
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0answers
131 views

Windows 7 x64 Startup repair infinite loop

Last night my windows PC took a significantly longer than normal to shut down and appeared slower than usual this morning (slow start-up, hanging). After a reboot, it appears I'm not longer able to ...
0
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0answers
12 views

Transfer Operating system between drives?

I have a laptop with a 250 GB HDD. I also have a 500 GB external HDD i want to use as a "secondary" boot drive. These are the steps i need to accomplish: Select my new 500 GB HDD and start backup ...