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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.
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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.
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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?
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A:NTLDR Is Corrupt. System cannot boot... There Is No Os Installed?

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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: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
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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.

Since you can access the recovery environment, and have established windows is seen as being on c drive, use command prompt (as you have) and at the x sources prompt type:-

C: (press enter)

Next type:- cd boot (press enter)

Next type:- bootsect /nt60 C:\ (press enter)

Restart your computer.

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

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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?

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A:Windows XP apparently installed on 2 drives, please help!

kellia said:

So my questions -
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Is having winP installed on both drives necessary? No

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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.

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In Add and Remove Programs does it show two instances of IT.
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A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

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A:Installed Windows 7 & im Missing video/audio/ sound drives/drivers !

Quote: Originally Posted by XxProblemsxX

Ok , i installe windows 7 on my HP laptop today & after all instllation was completed & got all the updates etc .. I noticed 3 things & it stated them in action centre also .

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 !

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Hi and welcome.

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

How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
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- 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).
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A:Cannot see or read disk drives other than "c" including flash drives even in disc Mgmt or Comp Mgmt

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1) Reset the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting back.

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Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
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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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A:Boot Manager missing when no disc in disc drive

Hello Thamorian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

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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)?

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*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??

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I reccommend you backup your data just incase anything goes wrong. Also, make sure you have a system repair disc:System Repair Disc - Create
Then, just delete the old partitions and leave the Data partition alone since it has your data on it. You can now use all of the unallocated space to makie a new partition. Right click on the unallocated space and click on create new partition.
Now, you can move your data over to make your pc like you had it before. Do NOT set Data c: to active. That will render it unbootable and you will have to run startup repair which will be on the system repair disc that you are going to create.
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A:disc boot failure, disc is in, still wont work. need help.

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Doesn't seem to be booting to the cd rom, try tapping the F12 key to boot from the optical drive in order to install windows.
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A:can't boot to 64 bit windows 7 retail disc

I got the same message. I thought the labels on the DVD's meant the OS you were using to load and ended up loading 32-bit. I went into BIOS and cancelled all boot selections except the DVD drive. Put the 64-bit DVD in and rebooted. It ended up booting just fine. I had the original OS on an IDE drive and started 7 on my RAID 0 array, so when I reloaded with 64-bit, it was only writing on top of the first attempt (32-bit 7), so original OS remained intact. It was XP Home that I had to buy to get my new computer build going until 7 was released (lightning trashed the old MB and RAM).
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A:Moving boot disc for Windows XP

Yes. You need to initially repartition the big drive using either Partition Magic or Partition Expert. Thes will allow you to resize the existing partition so you can have....say 15 GB for the OS and the rest for data storage.

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Did this include changing the boot device order in the BIOS or the Boot Menu?
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A:Windows XP Disc Wont Boot

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

If the optical drive is set first in the boot order and if you have an actual genuine XP CD, you boot from the XP CD, then press any key when the Press any key to boot from CD command appears, then delete all current partitions, then create a new partition, then format that new partition in the NTFS file system, then install XP.

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A:Cannot boot to Windows installation disc

Are you just hitting the F12 or F10 when trying to boot the disc?

How about making the Optical Device as the priority Boot in the BIOS Setup
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Do you have a UEFI BIOS or a Legacy BIOS?

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A:Not sure how to create Windows 7 Boot Disc?

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.

& made the Startup Repair CD.

System Repair Disc - Create

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
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A:Windows disc boot error

Sounds like the cd is damaged and it can't read that file or it's possible it is just dirty with smudges and such and needs to be cleaned. Another possible cause would be your cd drive is going bad/is dirty.

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A:Windows Boot Mgr Error w/ .wim -> .iso Disc

Is it truly a CD drive or is it a DVD drive?

How did you create the bootable USB flash drive? The easiest way I've seen is Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

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A:Pleeease help! can't boot windows from disc.

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then a blank screen, system wont do anything.

1.) i have an asus mobo, lite-on cd/dvd drive, phillips cd/dvd-rw drive (burn drive), 250 GB
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A:Can't boot into Windows 7 Repair Disc

Are you still running the Toshiba factory preinstalled Win7? If so this is a corrupt install that throttles Win7 native performance with bloatware and useless duplicate utilties all riding on the back of the OS.

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Then a clean install may be in order.
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A:Corrupt boot sector windows 7 pro

What makes you think that Win7 upgraded a second XP HD you inserted? This is not possible unless you did this yourself.

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A:Corrupt Windows Folder on boot

Hi atarikick, welcome to the forums
Try running sfc /scandisk, to re-load / fix system files and see if it solves it
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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.

I guess another thing would be to try and load W7 on a USB drive and see if you can gain access to those two partitions. If so, worst case, backup the data, fix the partitions, and then overlay the data to get it back.

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this is what i've tried so far

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A:can't boot into windows xp - hal.dll corrupt or missing

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Went into BIOS and disabled Native SATA compatibility
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A:Windows Vista RC1 Boot Disc not working!??!

Update...the disc works fine on my desktop pc on boot up...
Also in Windows Vista the disc is read normally..

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This will test your internet connection speed.

And this can test individual browsers to make a comparison.

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A:Blue screen, can't get in Windows, can't boot disc

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.

I'll attempt to read your minidumps. It would be helpful if you could tell us how long this has been going on.


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