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How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?

Following a botched Linux install, my Windows 7 install can't find my MBR normally. It's in there -- somewhere -- and I CAN access it if I use F12 during boot to access the mobo boot options: Note ...
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2answers
26 views

Screen goes blank, after logging into Windows, or pc stops with long-short-short-short beep code

I have a ~5 year old computer, it runs Win7 64bit version. It had 4GB of dual RAM, (2x2GB stick), with an ASUS P5P43TD motherboard. Around a 1,5 months ago, my computer didn't start, it gave a ...
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0answers
31 views

Computer will not boot after motherboard swap

I have a HP pavilion dv7 which came with Win8. It was dropped and broke into two. 3 days later it completely stopped working. After some diagnosis I concluded it was the Motherboard. I could not find ...
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20 views

Windows 7 won't boot on custom pc with minimal wear

Recently I was doing some cable management on my PC with only unplugging and replugging a couple of cables. Most notably the CPU secondary power cable. When it was all done I turned on my computer, ...
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1answer
23 views

Notebook not booting

My problem is with my Samsung NP-N150 Notebook. It operates with a Windows 7 starter. I have never had any problems with it in the past. The issue is that it will not boot up. The battery on my ...
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0answers
11 views

Constant BSODs and boot failures?

I have a Dell Inspiron M5040 running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit) that I got as a Christmas gift in 2011. Recently, it has been showing signs of weakness. I was suspicious of virus infection after ...
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0answers
21 views

Windows 7 boots only at second try

My system started to hang on boot after being > 4 hours switched off. I have a SSD as C:, user files are on a HD (D:) then I have a RAID1 as backup (M:) and another 2 GB HD as temp storage (I am doing ...
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0answers
47 views

0xc0000225 error on boot, can't access System Repair Disc

This has me stumped so I hope someone here will be able to help point me in the right direction. I've tried Google and cruised through the Stack sites but I probably missed something so any help would ...
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0answers
9 views

How could PC Doctor, etc. boot and how does the HDD mess up offline boots? [closed]

We finally gave in, and gave the laptop to Staples. Apparently, the Staples tech ran "PC-Doctor" and tested a lot of hardware, eventually finding (via SMART) a hard disk failure. He said it was a ...
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33 views

Booting Windows 7 Installer from USB Samsung Series 5

I have a Samsung Series 5 laptop that came with Windows 8 Pre-Installed and a bunch of manufacturer stuff i didn't want. I cleaned the DISK and installed ubuntu 14.04. Now i was trying to install ...
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0answers
105 views

windows 7 hanging at “starting windows” screen after installing on preinstalled windows 8

i got this HP laptop and windows 8 was preinstalled but i wanted to have windows 7 and ubuntu only (don't ask why). so being unaware of the whole GPT - MBR thing i went ahead and deleted all the ...
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1answer
20 views

Hardrive test using Gsmartcontrol

Few weeks ago, my laptop hanged all of a sudden while transferring files from an external harddisk. After i restarted, there was a black screen which showed insert boot device. I checked the boot ...
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1answer
27 views

How can one Windows 7 corrupt second one on different SSD?

Words of true desperation: Several days ago, my system SSD broke, so I send it for RMA. I was in last step of making my bachelor thesis, so I had to be up and running. I used my second, older 60GB ...
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1answer
62 views

Asus Netbook restarts while loading windows files for installation

I recently bought an Asus X200MA-KX141H X Series Netbook with DOS pre-installed. I made a bootable USB stick with windows 7 in it and after booting into the windows installation screen, loading ...
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1answer
31 views

Can't start Windows 7 after hard shutdown

Something funny happened. I develop artificial intelligence software on my Dell Inspiron 17R, so I frequently have to deal with very large datasets in Java. Here we go. Last night, I was performing ...
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0answers
35 views

Install Windows 7 on SSD (from a windows machine)

I have connected my SSD from my new computer, to my allready working computer. I would now like to install Windoes 7 on it, so that I can just plug it into the new computer and have windows working ...
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0answers
22 views

Sony Vaio Windows 8 freezing during boot, Repair itself unsuccessfully, change in OS worked temporarily

I am using my 4 years old sony vaio E series laptop. I got my motherboard changed last year and the old recovery disk dont work now. I was using WIN 7 until yesterday when the computer froze. I ...
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0answers
22 views

Keyboard lights not coming on causing pc to not boot

Sometimes (it seems to happen mostly when i haven't booted my computer for a few days) when i turn on my computer everything starts up the monitor light and mouse light comes on, but sometimes the ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 installation is not finding system partition

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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0answers
36 views

Laptop restarts every 3-4 seconds [on hold]

My Laptop restarts again and again every 3 or 4 seconds after it boots. This happens only when I boot the laptop choosing Start Windows Normally. It can boot in Safe Mode, with and without networking. ...
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0answers
24 views

How do I get the grub menu to list both my Windows 7 installations?

I have the following disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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0answers
82 views

Aptio Setup Utility - Cannot change boot

I am so sorry to ask this. I feel like a total idiot - Aptio Setup Utility has me licked. I just bought an ASUS X75V with Freedos, Version 2.15.1226. The boot configuration has "Launch PXE OpROM ...
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1answer
36 views

Open File Security Warning at boot

Every time I boot my laptop I get this annoying message. I trust this program and I want it to run on-boot without prompting me with this annoying message. Even if I unchecked "Always ask before ...
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1answer
34 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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1answer
68 views

PC with SSD VERY Slow after Power Outage

I am on a HP Pavilion PC with a SSD drive for the main/OS drive, and runnning windows 7. Typically a book takes < 15 seconds from power on to login to arriving at desktop. After a power outage / ...
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0answers
19 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 ...
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1answer
52 views

Bootable USB Won't Recognize [closed]

I'm attempting to zero one of my harddrives to make sure it's totally cleaned but when I move to boot from the bootable usb I made using 'Iso to USB' it just tells me to remove all media devices and ...
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0answers
20 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. ...
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0answers
19 views

Can't boot from Windows installation disk on Linux

I've recently wanted to reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop which is currently running solely Ubuntu. I've downloaded and iso and tried burning it to both a cd and a usb but when I boot from either of ...
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0answers
38 views

How stable is a triple boot setup for OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Linux?

Thanks for your interest in this question. Goal: I would like to know how effective it really is to configure a hard drive (specifically a 7200 RPM HDD) and boot Mac OS X, Windows 7 and some sort of ...
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0answers
24 views

'boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible' After restoring backup

I'm trying to restore a backup image (win 7) from HDD1 (Drive letters: C, D, E, F) to HDD2 (G, H). the drive letters remain the same from both HDDs. After restoring, I removed HDD1 and try to boot ...
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2answers
101 views

How can I get into BIOS in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN

I have a sony vaio, model VPCEH25EN with me. This is the reference (Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN). It came up with a window 7 pre-installed. I want to install linux\fedora along with that. For that I have ...
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1answer
41 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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0answers
27 views

windows 7 recovery partition not working

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. It originally had Win 7 starter on it. I the upgraded it to Windows 8. I now want to revert back to Windows 7. But when I start the netbook and press f4 [recovery], ...
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votes
2answers
127 views

Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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1answer
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Boot Loader for windows 7

I asked I have Windows 7 and opensuse 13.1 and Windows boot loader is replaced by grub 2. Now I want to format opensuse how can i restore my Windows boot loader over grub 2. How can I format ...
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11 views

Multiple Active Partitions [duplicate]

I asked I have Windows 7 and opensuse 13.1 and Windows boot loader is replaced by grub 2. Now I want to format opensuse how can i restore my Windows boot loader over grub 2. How can I format ...
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1answer
30 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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1answer
40 views

Asus laptop with zero boot options

I just swapped out the SSD of my asus n56 vs4215h. It had a SSD and HDD instead of a HDD and DVD drive. Now I placed back the HDD to the original spot and the DVD drive also back. (the ssd is now in ...
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1answer
51 views

Booting into Windows from USB stick created on OSX

So I screwed up my Windows 7 laptop. I wanted to boot from memtest86 to try and diagnose an issue, but I apparently removed the option to boot to Windows. Unfortunately I don't have the Win7 install ...
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2answers
79 views

Can't install any OS on “old” PC [closed]

I got an old PC (I think bought in 2002) just for some experiments. It has still windows XP Professional SP2 so I wanted at first install windows server 2008 (because I got it form DreamSpark) but ...
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0answers
30 views

Trying to boot on Windows 7 install disk in external Blu Ray drive on Mac

I am working from a Macbook Pro 15" Early 2011, with a Memorex Blu Ray and DVD RW drive, plugged in via USB, trying to boot up Windows 7 Home Edition. When I hold down option on boot, I see Windows ...
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2answers
57 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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1answer
53 views

Computer says “succeed to download nbp file” but doesn't boot into PE

I'm trying install windows 7 over network. I tried tftpd and serva, but with both of them, my laptop will just get to the message "succeed to download nbp file" and then proceeds to boot normally ...
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1answer
46 views

System Repair unavailable after moving Windows partition

After discovering that my System Reserved partition was much smaller than Microsoft recommends, I decided to use GParted to extend it with some of the unallocated space. Unfortunately, there was no ...
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0answers
94 views

Computer runs slow in the startup screen and booting of windows, programs fade in and fade out slowly

I think I have the exact same problem that is described here: PC running slow like molasses from BIOS to OS. Everything was working fine, and then suddenly, out of nowhere it took forever to boot my ...
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2answers
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Laptop turns off immediately after power on

I have an oldish HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. The screen is busted so I use it for general media and server tasks. It's running Windows 7. The machine has never given me an issue. When I turned it on this ...
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2answers
85 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 ...
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1answer
40 views

Can't install any OS, hdd errors

I am trying to install any OS on a netbook (Samsung n150), I tried win xp, which hangs trying to boot saying something like (hd0,0). I tried win 7, which loads the installer setup but when it reaches ...
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2answers
43 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 ...