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I would be inclined to believe you have deeper hardware issues if you cant load a boot disk. Try running some tests on your RAM, HDD, make sure the boot disk isn't scratched, try a different DVD drive... Boot disks are loaded into your RAM, so I would start there. How Boot Loaders Work


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Check this video... For other solutions, you should give more details...You can google and find a suitable solution for your case...


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I have managed to work around this problem by using USB. I have installed the operating system into my USB and tried to boot from there, the system did boot correctly like it should, however the DVD still seem to not work. (The image used is the same as the DVD one)


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This is what I did in the end: I used a linux live CD to get my files back and moved the Windows/System32/config folder onto a USB flash driver. Using Produkey by Nirsoft (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html), which I installed on another Windows computer, I was able to extract the key out of the config folder.


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I had the same hang issue on my Dell 7520. Windows 7 requires the old VGA Option ROM to be able to boot, otherwise it hangs at "Starting Windows". Go into the UEFI setting and look if you can enable such a setting or disable the UEFI fast boot


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As I don't have enough reputation to comment and you haven't provided info on what you did before this happened, I'll provide two answers: Quick search indicates that it may be a hardware issue, so try downloading some rescue CD and try running memtest and other stability tests to see if it's a hardware issue. If it's not a hardware issue then there's a ...


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On another system, prepare a live CD containing TestDisk, and boot the problem system with it. You should be able to use it to find and restore your partitions and partition table.


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I have instructions on how to do it below, the link I used in the past is now gone, I do have the mht file of the original webpage. This is not my work but done by the author posted at the bottom. This was done on older hardware of the day and may not work with newer hardware due to lack of drivers in XP. Here is a link to the mht file, formatting the ...


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You could try using a live Ubuntu USB stick to boot from and then run Ubuntu Boot Repair (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair). I had a similar problem, and ended up either fixing it with Ubuntu Boot Repair, or make sure the boot disk is the first one seen by the BIOS. You can see this in the BOOT messages of the BIOS when it searches for disks. ...


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Found a workaround. Installed Windows using a DVD I burned ISO into (first time in no less than 5 years!).


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Why don't you create a shutdown/reboot script so that when you switch to the relevant run level the script gets run? http://askubuntu.com/questions/175486/is-reboot-the-same-as-init-6 http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/64280/what-is-the-difference-between-reboot-init-6-and-shutdown-r-now This way the script basically gets run automatically (but ...


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Booting this flashdrive has been working for years on hundreds of computers but I just have this one computer that I cannot figure out how to get it to boot on. I have a Sony Vaio that will not boot to this device... I had a similar problem with an ASUS laptop running Aptio UEFI (BIOS). If the UEFI does not detect the media as bootable, then you won't ...


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I have a laptop Sony Vaio VGN FE31H which has windows installed and I wanted to boot a linux distribution from USB stick. Unfortunately the BIOS has no such option... I am looking for a suitable boot loader which will give me an option to boot from USB. Is this the right way to go about it? Convert the USB stick to a bootable ISO DVD. See, for example, ...


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no, the logo is stored in the UEFI and doesn't change if you reinstall Windows 8. Windows 8 will use this OEM logo during boot. It only changes to the generic Windows logo if you change the boot mode to legacy or disable the UEFI Graphics protocol (GOP), like I did on my Dell Laptop, to be able to boot Windows 7 in UEFI mode.


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There are two parts of the boot animation. One part is the logo that has been defined in the UEFI firmware, and one part that is included in your shipped Windows installation where the loading rings starts spinning. The UEFI firmware logo is hard to edit, so that will stay the same for an OS reinstall. The Windows boot logo is stored with your current ...


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First of all, I'm not a Mac user, so I'm doing this purely from a Unix perspective. First of all, you need to convert the ISO file to a disk writable IMG file. hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/target.img ~/path/to/windows.iso Then we need to unmount the USB-stick to write an image to it. To do this we need to know the device address, which can be ...


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bash --rcfile <(cat ${HOME}/.bashrc; echo 'trap vim 12'; echo 'echo $$>/tmp/foo'; echo '( sleep 1;kill -12 `</tmp/foo`; )' ) -i Thanks to user wor for the "custom bashrc file on the fly"! The other crucial part is "trap", a bash-builtin: The trap command above just defines vim to be executed if the bash receives signal 12. Put into background ...


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I solved my problem. I my bootable USB with help rufus-1.4.12.exe - https://rufus.akeo.ie/


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If the hang doesn't go away unless you power cycle, you may need to reflash your BIOS. If the hang is merely an extended wait on the BIOS splash it is possible that there is some kind of issue with your boot sequence. To rule out an issue with any system files related to booting, run sfc /scannow from an administrator command prompt and allow it to ...


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I've been having the exact same problem. Everything works just fine on Windows 7. USB is broken in Windows 8.1. My devices only works if they are connected at while booting up windows. If you disconnect that device and reconnect it again on the same port, it shows up with the exclamation point in the device manager. This means it is not a driver problem, ...


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Determine if the BIOS detecting the USB stick as a Removable Device or a Hard Drive (the Type of device). Check other areas of the BIOS (go up a level from where you are in the boot menu) for options to set the individual device order within the device type. For example, if you have more than one Hard Drive (which the USB device may/probably has been ...


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Okay guys I did as suggested and after many struggles I found out one of my dissipators on the mobo. . When applying manual pressure to it the machine would boot. I ended up replacing mobo and processor aso the machine is now fine.


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there was already a similar question here How to use BCDEdit to dual boot Windows installations? , but your case is on reverse-direction. Assuming that you're currently on windows 7 on drive C:, and windows 8 is on drive F:, then you can run both of these commands from cmd (as administrator): bcdboot f:\windows (this maps to Windows 8) bcdboot c:\windows ...


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This is a common problem with Windows 8.0 and 8.1 machines. With Windows 8.0, Microsoft no longer relies on an efi file to boot windows, they use a more advanced format for speed up the boot process and keep more persistence between reboot cycles. Sadly, GRUB cannot yet detect this boot format. The proper way to dual boot Windows 8.1 is to first disable ...


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I encountered the same issue on two separate Greek Windows installations. It appears that, for some reason, Microsoft failed to include the correct localisation files for its UEFI boot loader. A workaround I found is to replace these files with their BIOS boot counterparts. Since it is not exposed by default, you will have to temporarily assign your EFI ...


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After you updated BIOS or cleared CMOS, You have to change the SATA mode to RAID manually before the OS boots. However, If you forgot to change that, you should boot your system with Windows Boot DVD and click the Repair... then you should use the command prompt and run the below command in Windows Drive (for example if your Windows Drive is C: you first run ...


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The reason XP shows the disk as 745 GB has to do with the limits of MBR partitioning (XP does not support GPT partitioning). With MBR partitioning you can only have 2^32 blocks of 512 bytes each; that is about 2 TB, hence the 2 TB limit. Worse: Even before any partition table entries are created, the 3 TB drive's capacity is reported by the drive as ...


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This may have a good chance to work: Use the second drive to boot in correct mode. The one you 'recovered' let it unplugged and after everything starts, reconnect it and re-mirror the second drive onto the first (the altered one).


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Definitelly I installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and now it is working just perfectly. I downloaded System update directly from Lenovo support site and it installed everything without problems, I also have my system updated and my system never crashed from that time. So If anybody has a problem with old ThinkPads running with Win8/8.1 go back to Win7 and ...


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On regedit you have several path : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (like Jess's answer) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run only 64bits Unchecked elements on msconfig.exe, are here : ...


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Have you tried w32tm service? This site has a nice little page on it, unless you are on a domain in which case you should sync from an AD server. https://www.meinbergglobal.com/english/info/ntp-w32time.htm


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Adjusting your BIOS settings is probably going to fix this. Try to get into your BIOS before it goes to the grub rescue prompt by mashing f8 or DEL or f2 or maybe f12 (depends on your machine) after you reboot. It may take a couple tries, just keep restarting/mashing until you get in there. Then look for something along the lines of "boot priority" and ...


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Had the problem on an Inspirion 13. Plug in a USB keyboard and press F12 repeatedly during boot-up, and Bob's your auntie.


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It was the hardware, but not the disk nor partitions fault. Probably the motherboard is damaged so the PC cannot wake up from sleep mode. What's important here - the attempts to use the broken sleep function are very harmful and dangerous. My system partition was damaged beyond repair twice when I tested STR feature. It's probably caused by performing hard ...


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After some other testing we decided to remove the raid card from this machine and test, the machine booted from the same CD tested earlier and ran mem test OK. After re installing this board it failed again, upon attempting to access the raid bios to check for errors the screen goes black and stays there. Solution to this error was the hard drive controller ...


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Windows + R keys Type “msconfig” and press Enter Click the Boot tab. Check the “Safe boot” box and select “Minimal” for a typical safe boot. Click Apply and your computer will boot into Safe Mode next time it restarts Step By Step Method : How to BOOT WINDOWS 8 INTO SAFE MODE ...


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Batch files can run from DOS-mode / in boot mode. The condition for 100% functionality is that they do not call upon 32-bit executables. So yes, you can use them and they will work if the batch is pure script or calls 16-bit executables. If you want to do something specific, give us some details.


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Make a shortcut of the Application you want to start minimized. Put it in the start-up menu so it can start at windows load. Click properties on it. Click on the drop-down menu under Run. Select "Minimized," then click the OK button. When start of the program occurs, it'll start up minimized. If the program has been written to minimize to the notification ...


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To boot from a bootable usb you will need to go to the boot menu when its booting up then go into the Bootable USB option. If it doesn't show, go into windows, restart and then you should see the usb option, if not, reboot again to boot menu, if it is still not showing, reboot again or see if the usb is plugged in correctly, if yes then boot to windows, ...


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That sounds like your CMOS battery is dead. This problem should be completely resolved simply by replacing the cmos battery. I think this because of the messages you get on startup. The behavior is weird, but then again, I've seen dead CMOS batteries do the strangest things (like preventing a computer from shutting down)


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Well, a fun work around come to mind in the event a solution isn't found: http://www.rason.org/Projects/cmosbatt/cmosbatt.htm I would guess the main-board has a short - at least in the area of the battery circuit. Perhaps a connector is bent? Perhaps a high res, low blur image of the main-board might help us find a short for you.


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Some Lenovo laptops have a second button next to the power button. Instead of pressing the function keys you actually have to just press the second button which has a u-turn arrow on it; it will give you a list of options (Bios, Boot menu, normal boot). I was also trying to press F2, F10 and also trying with the FN button without success.


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Fedora 18+ supports this. And nothing really stands in the way of implementing it yourself. Linux provide all the hooks in making the proper initrd. It is just not supported by any Linux distribution except Fedora (since 18). It would really not be too hard, especially since cryptsetup already supports truecrypt. The initrd people haven't really gotten ...


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I searched for the exact thing a few years ago, for Linux Mint and an old HD that was only used for occasional data storage too. The solutions I found (don't have the links handy anymore) were the same that it looks like you found: a few hard drives might have a jumper setting that should cause the drive to stay sleeping / not spin up at boot time. But it ...


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You need to fix the MBR (Master Boot Record) to be able to boot Windows 8.1 again. Here is a quick guide on how to do it


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I have the same - Windows 7 x64, since few days after enabling hibernation, after boot the system timer sometimes shows different time. There's a great writeup here by Joey about what could be the case: Windows XP clock set incorrectly after resume from sleep I tried setting Windows to auto-sync time, and it seems to have helped... but too little time yet ...


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The option, which you mention "Restore on AC Power Loss" is for when the PC loses AC power (i.e. during a power outage) what will happen once the power is restored. So this might not apply to your scenario. Some PC's (specifically, I've seen this option on some laptops) have the option to power on when connected to AC power. This is the option you should ...


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msconfig stores its configuration in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig. The sub key startupreg contains information about the (location=) registry startup entries that you disabled, the sub key startupfolder contains information about the (location=) folder startup entries.


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In hopes that it can help someone else, here is the answer that I found. The Dell XPS-420 (and a lot of other Dell systems) use the Intel ICH9R RAID/SATA controller. The latest version of the driver that Dell provides is 7.8, which will not correctly support SSDs. This has to do with an obscure issue regarding reported physical disk sector size ...


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You should review and post (anonymized) /var/log/syslog.log output from after running the script. If that doesn't help you figure it out, please feel free to post relevant anonymized log data. That is how I came to solve my issues with this. showed permissions errors for me $ cat /var/log/syslog.log | grep rsync As you may note, in looking at ...



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