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  1. Hi, I've installed Windows XP Profesional SP2 for my brother's PC (Core 2 CPU, ASUS motherboard) few years ago. Last week, my brother told me his PC did not function after boot up. I took his PC for checking and found that the mouse couldn't move from power on till XP boot-up "completed". The problem persisted no matter I booted the PC in normal or safe mode. I tried connect functioning PS/2 mouse to the PS/2 mouse port and USB mouse to all available USB ports (4 available) but still couldn't make the mouse to move at all. The PS/2 keyboard seemed function normal. I checked the BIOS settings, the legacy USB control is set "auto". Could anyone suggest ways to solve this problem? Do I need to re-install XP to fix the problem? If re-installation is unavoidable, what's the most convenient way to copy the Microsoft outlook message out of the HD? Tks!
  2. My 5-6+ years old Dell Inspirion won’t boot. Sometimes it just starts the fans and beeps a couple of times before it dies. In the past it has always worked to pull out the power cord and let the machine stand unplugged for a while. One time that trick didn’t work. I unplugged it, reseated the ram and used an air blower to clean out the dust. After that the machine worked again. It has been working for two months now. This morning it didn’t work. So in addition to reseating the ram and air blowing, I also reseated the video card and changed the battery on the motherboard. I had to change some bios settings and go trough a disk check, but everything is working again. Yey! But for how long? Any tips about this? How can I get my computer to last for longer than two months at a time? Thanks in advance. On247
  3. Dear Forum Members, My Asus K70IC notebook running 64-bit Windows 7 failed to boot 4 days ago. It was a very hot day and the soldering of a BGA IC set loose. The problem was fixed by reballing. The notebook is now working perfect but previous Windows 7 installation cannot boot any more. I get BSOD and error 0x0000007B at the beginning of boot process. I tried system repair tools (no errors), chkdsk /f (no errors), fixing MBR, rebuiling BCD (cannot find installation) but nothing helped. Nothing had been changed in the config before switching on again the working notebook except one thing: HDD was removed. After realizing the notebook does not boot I removed the HDD and verified it in another Win7 notebook to make sure HDD is OK. It was OK, but I'm afraid the Win7 on another notebook automatically made changes in the BCD or drive letters. Could it be the main reason? Please help me preserve the current Win7 installation on my notebook because installed apps store some very essential information for me which cannot be restored after a clean install. Clean install would be disaster for me. Thank you in advance.
  4. I've always had Windows 8 in my notebook. Some months ago, I installed Ubuntu 13. Today, I wanted to delete it, so I deleted the ubuntu partitions from the Windows disk utility. When I restarted it, there is a message in a black screen, and a kind of terminal from ubuntu saying: [ GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2.1 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions. grub> _______ ] There isn't any way to enter Windows. Tried form the Sony Assist Button. It always appears this black screen.
  5. I want to copy a dvd and make the copy a bootable dvd. How do I do that?
  6. Hi there, I'm having a lot of different boot issues with my computer and was hoping you could help. I used to have dual OS, one hard drive with Windows 7 64x bit (I'll refer to this one as HDD1) and another with Windows 7 32x bit (and refer to this one as HDD2) it's also worth mentioning a long time ago I had Linux Mint running on HDD1. I was running off HDD2 before I installed 64x on HDD1 and I realised the other day it had been a year or so since I made the switch and HDD2 was sat there doing nothing so I decided to format. This is where my problem started. I was having issues formatting HDD2, Windows was saying that it was in use, so I loaded up my Linux live disk to format it. That seemed to work fine but when I reboot my pc to get back on Windows, I started getting an error (booting using HDD1) saying "Bootmgr is Missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart" I tried to then repair my bootmgr with my Windows 7 disc. I did everything I could there to no avail. I thought, seeing as I now have a clean hard drive (HDD2) I may as well install Windows 7 64x onto it, I did that and all seemed to go well except for when it restarted, it then said (booting using HDD1 still) "Error: Unknown filesystem - grub rescue>". I'm not sure why putting Windows 7 on HDD2 changed it. After this I tried booting up the Windows 7 disc again, it went on to carry on installing Windows 7 (I'd forgot it likes to reboot then carry on) eventually Windows 7 was installed on HDD2. I have since tried many more things to get HDD1 to boot normally. I have tried changing hard drive boot priority in bios, when HDD1 tries to boot I get the grub error, when HDD2 tries to boot I get the bootmgr is missing error. I have also used EasyBCD on both hard drives, that didn't help. Right now there is only one way I can get my computer to boot. And that is to have the Windows 7 disc in my DVD drive with disc drive priority above hard drive on the boot list in my bios and to let it skip the boot from disc. If I have it in but booting from hard drive first I get errors. If it skips past "press any key to boot from disc" it then goes to the normal Windows boot OS selection menu and I'm able to start up either hard drive. Quite frankly I am stumped on why it will boot when it skips past the disc boot and have no idea on how to rectify this. I really don't want to have to format both hard drives again and start from scratch to fix this and I'd rather not need to leave my disc in constantly and have my PC boot this way. Ideally, when the boot is working as it should using HDD1 I'd like to format HDD2. I really hope I have explained my situation well enough for someone to be able to help and any help will be appreciated, thanks for your time reading this long post. Rob.
  7. Hello, I had a 500gb disk split into a couple of partitions a small system partition, then approx. 220gb for window vista (original when purchased) and a windows 7 (later added). I recently purchased windows 8 and installed this to the vista partition, I formatted the partition during the install process. I wanted to keep my windows 7 and 8 with the OS selection when booting, but now when I boot it goes straight to windows. I have gone into the startup & recovery setting section under the advanced tab of the computer properties window, but while it says to display the list for 30 secs, when I try the dropdown box for a default OS there is only the windows 8 showing. Does this mean that my windows 7 is gone? When I look at the partition that it was on (shown as a separate drive under win8), it would appear that everything is still there. Is this a problem with MBR? HELP! Need to be able to dual boot back into my Windows 7 Thanks
  8. Hi there, I have a decent PC (i7 2600, 16gb ram, SSD + 2HDDs, etc). I've been using it for about a year. Since it's a work machine, in the last few weeks, I've been using VMware on it to use other experimental software, with no problems. Today, I tried to create a new VM and the software asked me to update it to a new version. I did it, create new VM and rebooted to change a config in the Bios (about virtualization). But when I tried to boot again, surprise: BSOD. STOP: 0x0000007b, (0xFFFFF880009a9928, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000) When I got back to the BIOS, I found the boot order to be different. I fixed it but no good. I disconnected the other HDDs and all I got was a different boot error message. I plugged the SSD in another machine and it worked fine, so I guess it must be a MBR problem. Anyone has a input on how I could fix this, please? Thank you! Update: The SSD is fine, I tested it in another PC. Also, I can enter into Repair Mode. When I try to use the bootrec /rebuildbcd command, it fails to find an existing Windows installation, even when I remove/rename the BCD.
  9. hi, i installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS, completely overwriting and deleting windows 7, i have a windows 7 disk that works on other pc's. if i put a disk that has a Linux distribution on, it is recognized and boots into the cd, if i load a cd with a windows OS on it just loads straight back into UBUNTU. I need to totally uninstall ubuntu and go back to windows 7. Thank you Ancylla
  10. Hi everyone, I've just upgraded my laptop's hard drive, and managed to make a right mess of things. This has me quite stumped. My laptop is a dell, and the factory install has 3 partitions: DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 OEM 39 MB 31 KB Partition 2 Primary 12 GB 40 MB Partition 3 Primary 919 GB 12 GB Partition 1 contains a DOS installation and a few utilities. Partition 2 contains system recovery software, and the boot manager. Partition 3 contains the system. When I make Partition 2 the active partition, the OS drive becomes D:, and my system wont boot. So I installed the PBR on partition 3, and made it active. It comes up the with bootmgr is missing error, so I know it's working, but when I copy bootmgr and all the c:\boot information to that drive, the boot manager will not load, and just comes up with a blinking cursor (no error message) I have managed to boot my system by making partition 2 the active partition, and connecting a drive with a working boot manager to my laptop's eSATA port, and booting the c: partition. I have run startup recover many times already, to no avail. Any ideas? In particular why would bootmgr be failing to load? Or is there another way I could boot my system from the laptop's own hard drive?
  11. Okay, so here's the problem. When I boot up with my USB flash drive in (it has Windows 8 on it) it just keeps on beeping, and stays at boot screen. I can't even go into the BIOS setup. Any help? I'm on a HP Pavilion dv6, and the drive is bootable.
  12. So I have this old emachines computer that has system32 errors and won't boot.. So I put in the windows xp install cd in there and the booting process just continues as if the cd isn't even in there.. I put the windows xp cd in my primary computer and it recognized it so it's not the cd. I put the windows 7 install cd in the emachines computer and it recognized it so that means the cd drive works. I am totally stumped as to why the computer won't boot the disc. Thanks for help in advance! Henry
  13. I had an unofficial Ms-Dos boot disk (FreeDos) and I was trying to dual boot it with Windows XP. I had made the partition with EaseUS and allocated 20gb. When I booted from the disk on startup, I followed the instructions, then turned my computer off. When I turned it back on there was nothing but a white error message in the3 top-left corner saying, "Error missing or corrupt operating system". So I deleted the the Ms-Dos partition, then used an official Windows XP Service Pack 2 disk and made a new partition and booted into that. I can view all my old files from the original partition except for the locked user files. Someone told me that it was because of the file "autoexec.bat" or something. Any help would be much appreciated.
  14. So yesterday I built my own computer and all. Everything worked fine, fans, no Leds shining or anything so I thought it was about time to get into my bios and change so the DVD was booting up first. After I'd done that I put my Windows 7 DVD in and run the installation. The first time I tried to install it got stuck at copying files so it just stayed at 0% so I closed the installation and shutdown the computer. Then I switched the SATA cable from the DVD to another slot and it said like "BOOT MGR is missing". So I changed back to the same slot and the installation could be booted again. The second time I tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit the copying files went to 100 % instantly and got stuck at expanding files so it just stayed at 0 %. So I cancelled the installation one more time and shutdown the computer. Now I was going to try a third thing. I tried to run the installation with only one RAM and it got to 100% on copying files again but the installation went through like normally on the rest stuff (maybe a little slow). So when the installation was finished the computer restarted and after a while starting windows appeared, I thought it was finally going to work but no luck. No logo appeared and it just where stuck at Starting Windows and the background was black. After like 30 minutes the screen went black and starting windows disappeared. I restarted the computer and the same thing happened. I put in the second ram and the same thing happened. So I ran the windows installation again and formated the harddrive and reinstalled windows but still no luck, the same thing happends on the installation instantly 100 % at copying files and then rest of the installation is very very slow. This morning I ran a startup repair before going to school but after trying a million things it seems like I'm never going to get Windows working. I've looked around on other forums and stuff and found it could be a problem with the DVD. Maybe that's the problem? I have no idea actually. I could also send you my computer specs when I come home... I'm at the school at the moment. Please help me... Regards Kemkoi.
  15. I have a rather strange situation on my hands. You see, here at my new workplace, we have a certain industrial machine which requires several programs and drivers which, in turn, only run on Windows 95. In addition, the installation CDs for said programs and drivers have evidently been missing for the last ten years. Up until now, we have been using a Compaq Prolinea 4/66 which is probably older than I am, but it's on its last legs and so it has fallen to the resident assistant IT tech (me) to come up with a solution that doesn't cost the company any money. Now, I happen to have an old HP dc7600 lying around with Windows XP SP3 Pro. At first, it was my plan to run a virtual machine (via VMware) with the Win95 image. Unfortunately, VMware requires more than 1GB of RAM which is all I have on hand. If worse comes to worst, I'll pay out of my own pocket for more memory, but I'd rather avoid that unless it's absolutely necessary. My next best bet seems to be to try and create a bootable USB flash drive with the existing Win95 installation on it. I have found various tutorials for running a bootable DOS prompt which can then be used to initialize a fresh version of Win95, but I can't seem to locate a way by which an existing installation could be utilized. Any suggestions, either for a flash drive trick or some other method? It doesn't need to be fast, and it doesn't need to be pretty, it just needs to work. I am unsure what system specs one would need to know for this particular issue, but the dc7600 I'm working with has Windows XP SP3 Professional v.2002, 1 GB of memory, an 80 GB HDD, and an Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.20 GHz. If you need any further information, do not hesitate to ask. Many thanks.
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