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Windows Is Corrupt My Disc Drives Are Un-Installed Can't Boot From CD

Q: Windows Is Corrupt My Disc Drives Are Un-Installed Can't Boot From CD

Hello, I would really appreciate some help. here is the status of a computer i'm working on running xp. The registry became corrupt, the computer loads to "windows cannot start because ntsokrnl.exe was not found" I had previously accidently deleted the d drive and the di386 recovery drive. The disc trays were still working, I disconnected and reconnected them from inside and now they still open but I can't boot form a disc at all. I dont know what to do, can you tell me how to boot from a disc again without being able to go on windows at all even in safe mode? Can I install the two drives I deleted without the ability to get on windows? Please help

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A: Windows Is Corrupt My Disc Drives Are Un-Installed Can't Boot From CD

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Well i dont know a thing about computers and i have turned mine on today for it to come up with disc boot failure insert disc and press enter.

I put in my windows XP disc got to the part where it says repair etc and have tried both the options given and both say windows can not find a hard drive,

OMG this is driving me mad and i dont know what to do.

Please help

Thank you
Mel x

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A:Win 7 installed boot on Disc 1 and system on Disc 0 separate HDD's

Yeah, by having that other drive connected, you now have your boot files on the old drive and the rest of Windows on the new drive.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Normally, you'd want C to be disc 0, but that isn't critical.

You can fix this by using EasyBCD to copy your boot files from the old drive to the new. I think there is a tutorial on this site on how to do that.

Edit: here's the tutorial;

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Probably can also fix it by disconnecting the old drive and then running startup repair multiple times, using your Windows installation disc.

Post the screen shot to confirm what's going on.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/367784-win-7-installed-boot-disc-1-system-disc-0-separate-hdds.html
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When the pc is turned on, a blinking cursor will display. Eventually you will see "BOOTMGR is corrupt. The system cannot boot."

I have tried the vista recovery disc and actual vista disc to no avail. When it says "press any key to boot from disc" I push a key and the screen never changes from that. I've tried formatting the driver in another machine, and i've tried using a new hard drive altogether. NOTHING works.

Any advice would be outstanding. Please help!

A:BOOTMGR Corrupt, cannot load or boot from disc

Perhaps you have already done this, but there are 2 things that come to my mind initially. First, have you entered bios to ensure the cd-rom is set to boot first? Secondly, are you certain the cd-rom is working properly? Honestly it sounds as if the cd-rom isn't recognizing the disk.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/295748/bootmgr-corrupt-cannot-load-or-boot-from-disc/
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Update: Checked, my BIOS is up to date.
 

A:Boot from Disc error when adding cd-drives

Please be more descriptive of your boot problem. It doesn't really make much sense as you have it laid out. Which drives did you disconnect? I know you say CD-drive but then you say it boots with 1 drive but not the other? Are we talking about the system in your sig?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/boot-from-disc-error-when-adding-cd-drives.438896/
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A:NTLDR Is Corrupt. System cannot boot... There Is No Os Installed?

Boot into Setup (Bios) and choose USB device as 1st boot device. It should pick up your USB CD rom drive as the first boot device. If not try making a U SB Flash Drive as a bootable drive to install Windows.

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A:Boot and System installed on two different drives

Hi there! If you successfully installed both OS fine, then it could be on the booting order. You need to change the booting order on the BIOS, if you want to run the HD with the windows 7, place it on the top of the list, and if you want the windows 8, also place it on the top.

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A:Data Drive says Corrupt and Unreadable after Vista & XP Dual Boot (separate drives)

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A:Dual boot Window7 and XP, both installed on separate drives

You may have installed Windows 7 first and then Windows XP, so, Windows 7 has deleted the boot file of Win XP. The correct order should have been Windows XP --> Then Windows 7.

BIOS does not control the Startup in these case.

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A:Can Windows 7 be installed without using a disc?

Hello, you can use a pendrive.
Here is the guide: Tips: How to boot/install Windows 7/Vista from USB Flash/Hard Drive | DotNETwizard.net

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A:Reinstallation Disc of Installed Windows 8

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A:Unable to boot into Windows 7: Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt

but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7
so burn the win7 iso to dvd and see if you can boot to it and run the repair

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A:PC won't boot to Vista tho installed "HAL is missing or corrupt"

Hi, you cannot use the i386 dir in Vista\Seven it does not exist, so you were not able to extract a copy of hal.dll this way. It is possible to extract files from the Vista \Seven dvd, however it is a little involved, not what you need to do anyway.

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Restart your computer.


If it fails to find bootsect you are one of those unfortunate enough to have a version that has this removed ( don't ask me why). Post back and we will go about this another way.

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A:[SOLVED] Installed Windows XP on Both C: & D: Drives

just format the D drive in disk management

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A:Can Windows 7 be installed on 2 hard drives?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rogerk05


I have the single licence single PC edition.


Where did you get it?

I suspect that if you had any problems activating then you could call up Microsoft and explain the situation (activate over the telephone).

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kellia said:


So my questions -
Is this necessary?

Is having winP installed on both drives necessary? No

Can I delete one of the Windows versions? Yes, but there may be a reason your geek installed it on another drive(or maybe not...lol)

Which one do I delete, and how? I don't know which one the computer is booting off of. Look a your boot.ini to see which is the default OS to load

And if I do this, how do I keep all my programs/files safe? Some are in one drive, and some are in another... That's a tricky question, have you installed programs since getting it back? Which HDD had the original winXP on it? are there programs installed on both hard drives?

Please help!

Thank you.Click to expand...

Taking all things into consideration, talk to the guy who fixed your computer and ask him these questions as he would be the one to know the answers to them. If he doesn't, then...I guess run it as it is or backup your data, format and reinstall. Sounds messy but live and learn and don't let just anyone "fix" your computer, lots of people think they know what they are doing but many times just make matters worse. Not much help but I'm just trying to answer your questions. G'luck
 

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A:Please help...just had windows 7 Installed and my hard drives are messed up.

windows 7 only support ntfs format not fat format may be ur d drive was on fat format. After installing windows 7 the d drive was formatted by windows into ntfs thats why ur all data has been lost

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A:windows media player installed onto two drives?

In Add and Remove Programs does it show two instances of IT.
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A:Solved: Windows XP Disc won't boot - no boot sector on hard disk..

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Quote: Originally Posted by XxProblemsxX


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1) Im missing my sound card/driver , cause it says im missing it . my sound card/driver is ; CPT5910a, conexant AC - Link Audio

2 ) Video controller i also dont have . The taskbar in windows 7 isnt transparent & thats due to i dont have the video card & other things .

3 ) I need to install my modem driver ? I dont know what that means but please help me fix this !

This is what it says , in device manager ; under other devices
- Multimedia audio controller ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )
- PCI mondem ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )
- Video Controller ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )

PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME !!


Hi and welcome.

Have you tried the HP site? Have you googled for example your model + drivers?

How To Find Drivers:




Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.


- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads

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1) Reset the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting back.

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try this..

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can you not boot up and log in? if you can get into windows and log in run this


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How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7 >>> How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7



Parameters
/scannow : Scans all protected system files immediately.
/scanonce : Scans all protected system files once.
/scanboot : Scans all protected system files every time the computer is restarted.
/revert : Returns the scan to its default operation.
/purgecache : Purges the Windows File Protection file cache and scans all protected system files immediately.
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/? : Displays help at the command prompt.

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Hello Thamorian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a startup repair may be able to help.

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Hope this helps,
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A:Disc parition issue, want System and Boot to be same disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Garrett7


Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my main PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

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See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA(C) is now the boot disc. I do not have a windows recovery or boot disc. This would also be difficult as I do not have any external HDDs with enough space on them currently to do that.

I have looked into marking DATA(C) as System, Active, but you cannot do this if it is a logical drive.

*Ideally I'd like to just do away with the partition and have a single C: drive as the System, Active, Primary partition, as well as, Boot, etc....Whats the best way to go about it in this scenario??

Should I just leave it alone and not worry about it?? since I am not trying to set up a dual-boot scenario or anything.

Also any idea what that 20GB of unallocated space to the far left is? Should I be concerned about trying to reclaim that space as well?

Thanks for reading and thanks for any help, new to this partition and recovery stuff.


I reccommend you backup your data just incase anything goes wrong. Also, make sure you have a system repair disc:System Repair Disc - Create
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Did this include changing the boot device order in the BIOS or the Boot Menu?
 

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There was no need to use a third-party utility to wipe the hard drive.

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If XP will not boot due to hardware differences, install Paragon Virtualization Manager to Win7 to run adapt XP to the new hardware, pointing it to the XP SATA controller drivers for the new hardware if prompted.

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A:Corrupt Windows Folder on boot

Hi atarikick, welcome to the forums
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A:Boot File for Windows 7 Corrupt, please help

Can you use something like EasyBCD running from your XP box, but linked to the other HDD?

I don't have my W7 or Vista box with me now, so I can't remember how the bootloader works on them off hand.

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A:Solved: Won't boot into Windows, Safe Mode or off Windows disc

Went into BIOS and disabled Native SATA compatibility
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-wont-boot-into-windows-safe-mode-or-off-windows-disc.979579/
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Update...the disc works fine on my desktop pc on boot up...
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This will test your internet connection speed.

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http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/articles/test-browser-speed.php

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Corsair and Asus have been having some serious compatibility issues lately. You are not the first to report problems between the newer Asus motherboards and Corsair RAM.

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Did you perform a "clean" install or an upgrade?

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A:Unable to boot from my Windows 7 upgrade disc

Hello omgitsrichie, welcome to Seven Forums!





Where did you get the upgrade disk from, is it one you created from an ISO file you downloaded?

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A:Make Windows 7 boot disc from scratch?

Sounds like a better solution is to use a disk imaging app...

I use aCRONIS tRUE iMAGE....NOT fREE

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/151500-make-windows-7-boot-disc-scratch.html
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