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3 Sequential Boot Crashes, now have Windows installed on 3 HDDs

Q: 3 Sequential Boot Crashes, now have Windows installed on 3 HDDs

I had a perfect-running CyberpowerPC-built PC with a Gigabyte Z mobo one TB HDD and GB SSD using Intel Smart Response to cache plus an MSI GTX It was fast and perfect After years my PC suddenly began displaying intermittent graphics glitches while gaming I checked my Nvidia now Sequential have 3 Crashes, Windows HDDs 3 Boot installed on drivers and found that they were versions out of date despite having Windows Update set on automatic I d l the latest driver package but 3 Sequential Boot Crashes, now have Windows installed on 3 HDDs got an unrecoverable crash in mid-install the machine refused to boot and neither the W OEM disc nor the Recovery Disk that I had made could repair it Checking CMOS I discovered that the BIOS was not detecting my GTX OR my SSD I removed the GTX since it had apparently failed and tried to boot using on-board graphics but that also failed I now began to suspect the motherboard since memory tests ruled out any problem with my RAM DIMMs After fruitless and pointless online discussions with CyberpowerPC and Gigabyte I gave up and ordered a new HDD this time opting for a giant TB drive After installing it and installing Windows on it I was able to finally boot the machine My old TB WD HDD was now installed as a backup drive and I was able to copy all of my old programs data games etc from it to my new TB drive I reinstalled the GTX but with it installed neither it nor the internal graphics would work despite my setting BIOS options appropriately for each So I removed the GTX and was able to use internal graphics Now convinced I had a GFX card failure I got a new GTX and installed it but had the same issue no display from either the card nor the internal graphics with the card installed So I removed it and went back to internal graphics Since basically the only common denominators still left in the machine were the motherboard and the SSD I decided in desperation to replace them too Since the Gigabyte mobo is no longer in stock anywhere I got an ASRock Z board and installed it along with a GB SSD which I hoped to put back as cache for my HDDs After several BSOD-on-boot crashes which rescue disks and the Windows disk were unable to repair I was eventually able to install a NEW Windows- onto the SSD So now although I can boot from the SSD I now have installations of Windows and the only one that actually works is on my SSD thus preventing me from using it as a cache for my main HDD I haven't bothered installing the GTX yet One issue at a time please In addition to all this I have a MB drive D named quot System Reserved quot which does not correspond to any physical drive AFAIK I never had that before tonight when the only way to boot was to install Windows on my SSD So now none of my programs games etc work because they are all on drive E my TB former boot drive c and they are supposed to be on drive C I need to find some way to straighten this mess out without losing all my data Also as info I have never overclocked anything on this machine- everything is bone-stock Does anyone have any advice as to how I can fix this so I have ONE bootable installation of Windows on my TB HDD and use my SSD as intended i e as a cache to speed up my normal HDDs instead of as my new system drive with no room for anything else Thanks in advance Disk Management Screenie

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A: 3 Sequential Boot Crashes, now have Windows installed on 3 HDDs

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A:System crashes, won't boot - tried multiple (working) HDDs and numerous re-installs

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A:Installed Fedora now Windows Crashes after OS Boot Choices

Well how important is fedora in this equation?
Removing it and grub could conceivably fix the problem.
Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7
That method requires a windows 7 dvd, ...as will most fixes anyone is going to come up with for this most likely.

Other option is you can read/write/copy ntfs file (windows files) with fedora with a few tweaks.
Which might be what you want to start with if saving data is priority.
I'm assuming fedora actually works though as you didn't say otherwise.

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A:Infected? Windows crashes on boot if anti-malware software is installed.

Hello, so with thise NOT installed there are no crashes?How is the connection now. If all the logs were clean we won't review them.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log has a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itClick the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.

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System Specs Motherboard - won't on boot multiple after System multiple re-installs HDDs, (working) Crashes, ECS nForce SLIT-A v Motherboard NVIDIA Socket Serial ATA CPU Intel Pentium D GHz MB Cache FSB Socket Hard Disks Used Original and Current System Crashes, won't boot - on multiple (working) HDDs, after multiple re-installs Western Digital Caviar SE GB MB SATA- Also Tried HITACHI TB SERIAL ATA HD MB SATA- G Seagate ST AS Barracuda Hard Drive - TB rpm MB SATA- G Graphics Video Card XFX GeForce GT RAM Ultra MB PC DDR MHz Memory x System Crashes, won't boot - on multiple (working) HDDs, after multiple re-installs Power Supply Cooler Master -Watt ATX SATA Ready OS Windows XP SP Background A while back this machine was up and running with no problems until a nasty hijack put it out of commission It sat untouched for or months until I finally got a new hard drive to reinstall windows on I decided just to put the new hard drive Hitachi TB in there and use the old one Western Digital GB as extra storage on my other problem-free machine Problem I installed Windows as usual got it up and running applied some updates but not SP began installing my programs and CRASH The restart would take forever and it would either a hang on the Windows XP loading screen with the running blue bar underneath the logo or b give me a Disk read error before it ever got to a windows screen I reformatted reinstalled Windows and the exact same thing happened again Thinking it must be a bad drive I got an RMA for the drive returned it and tried a different brand Seagate TB I went through the process and the EXACT problem happened again I reformatted reinstalled AGAIN the same Convinced that it must be some other error I thought the machine simply couldn't do these bigger drives so I put the TB in my working machine tested it and it came out fine I then decided to restore the old working GB WD drive back into its original machine and start fresh with the drive that worked so well several months ago As you can probably guess all of the same problems happened again The exact same drive in the exact same system that worked a few months ago and only went down because of the hijack will not work now I should mention that with the Seagate and with the current drive the WD during the Formatting part of the Windows installation process the bar filled rapidly and said that the disc was damaged - but I know they are both fully functional Also with this most recent install attempt I encountered some blue screens and one time had a Disk boot failure Insert system disc error at start-up instead of the Disk Read Error Alt Control Delete to restart error from before What I've Tried Repair installation from Recovery Console It got me into windows but simple programs were corrupt because C Mft is corrupt and unreadable Please run the Chkdsk utility I've got a full thorough Chkdsk running right now but I am not hopeful this will fix it outright From what I have read repairing the installation is often a temporary fix I am at wit's end This is the first computer problem hijacks aside that I have not been able to fix myself via research Thanks for reading

A:System Crashes, won't boot - on multiple (working) HDDs, after multiple re-installs

Hello thereisnoart,

you may have to wipe the hard drive with a 3rd party program like (KIllDisk

the reason for this is hijacker programs can be hard writen to the drive so when you do a simple formate it bleed thru and you jacked again

this is the same as for some virus's

follow the link

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

all the instruction on use and making the bootable cd are in the program of at the site

this will zero out the drives and make them like new

then reinstall

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A:Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP With 2 HDDs

Not a problem. As long as xp is installed first, just go ahead and install the windows 7 beta on the second hard drive. The windows 7 bootloader will take care of all those pesky details for you. When you boot up it will default to win7, if you want to load xp you'll have to choose "older Microsoft operating system" and btw, whichever OS you do load will show as the c: drive and the other as a data drive.

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any advise would be highly appreciated!!!

A:Combine both HDDs creating multi boot system with C: as Windows 7?

If you windows 7 is the bootable disk, you can add the other disk's installed OS's to the boot menu. Using EasyBCD from NeoSmart Technologies you can alter the Windows 7 boot menu. Keep in mind that you can only chain from Win7/Vista (new boot loader) to XP and not the other way around. What that means is you can't add win7/vista to the XP boot menu (boot.ini).

This will not complicate your setup - you will be able to separate the drives and they will work independently. The only thing that will not work is when you boot with the Win7 drive, the XP menu options will not work, obviously, because the XP disk has been taken out.

In short: Add XP boot choices using EasyBCD to the Win7 boot menu. Win7 must be the bootable drive.

This tutorial should give you more details - .3 seconds on google... and its from this forum.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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A:Booting with two HDDs, both have Win 7 installed

If you had the old drive unplugged during install then the System Active flags should be on the new WIn7 or its boot partition signifying it is booting itself.

Therefore all you need to do is plug back in the old drive, after removing everything you want, wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command to get it ready to repartition in Disk Mgmt.

Just make sure the new HD remains set first to boot in BIOS setup.

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A:Repeated system crashes, boot mgr missing no OS installed.

First we need to know the BSOD stuff. So disable the automatic restart on system failure. How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7

What is the exact error message if it doesn't boot?

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how can i use all my old programs that are installed on the old hard drive without confusing the heck out of xp? many of the applications on the old hdd are confused when i run them, i am guessing because when they reference files in locations where they think they should be, but they are not finding them....???
i don't even have enough room on the primary master drive to install all the programs, its a very small drive. nor do i have enough room to fit xp onto the second hard drive...
(the first is 2.4 gigs, and the second is 6 gigs).

TIA for any help.
 

A:xp installed on 2 hdds, how do i get programs to work from a secondary hdd?

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Would this still screw up the MBR for Windows 7?

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Yes you can and no it won`t.

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A:Crashes and HDDs need to be remounted frequently

Not sure how you think this changes anything. It is still illegal to have more than one installation of the same XP on a single machine, and you have already stated that you were using a pirated version.

Your attitude is not likely to win you any points, either.

You should try a legal version of XP.
 

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A:Crashes and HDDs need to be remounted after every power off

Hi Prinny

Sorry, we cannot assist with pirated software.
# Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed.Click to expand...

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Closing thread.
 

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A:How to convert from dual boot to single boot 2 HDDs - Win 7 & Vista64

Post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

If Primary partitions you should be able to move the Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums. Make sure to mark C:Win7 Active.

If the OS you want to delete is on the left then you can use Partition Wizard to Resize Partition - Video Help.

Or equalize space between all partitions and unallocated space whether adjacent or not using How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

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A:I Installed Windows 7, and then... it crashes!

Hi Kyle. Welcome to SF.

First, please post your detailed System Specs found in your lower left corner.

Next, please follow these instructions:

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Interesting question. This link gives some good info






Quote:
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Crashes continued (no BSOD - just crash and minidumps)

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A:Seemingly random crashes - re-installed windows 7

Welcome to SevenForums.

Can you tell us how the *desktop work in safe mode?

I have checked your dumps and all come with different bug checks but nothing specific. One of the dumps usual causes:





Quote:
STOP 0x0000007F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

Usual causes: Memory corruption, Hardware (memory in particular), Overclocking failure, Installing a faulty or mismatched hardware (especially memory) or a failure after installing it, 3rd party firewall, Device drivers, SCSI/network/BIOS updates needed, Improperly seated cards, Incompatible storage devices, Overclocking, Virus scanner, Backup tool, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack


Your best shot would be to take it back to the vendor/store you got it from, check and see what they have to say.

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Problem event name:StartupRepairOffline
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Have you been to the asus site and checked to see if any drivers need updating?
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You might find something in the below search also type some words in the search box here at this forum, something may come up similar, or the same as your problem.

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Upload the dumps
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A:Windows 7 Crashes after updates/service packs installed.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

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At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
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CLEAN
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ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

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Quote: Originally Posted by BigBrother


hey everybody, i have an odd 5900 RPM HDD that i need to swap out. i'm going to swap it out mainly because it's better suited for storage/backup rather than being my main HDD for usage/boot-up.

i don't want to reinstall Win7 (7100) and i want to copy everything from HDD "a" to HDD "b". any ideas/suggestions/comments?


BB

Hi and welcome to seven forums

You can easily make a clone of your HD by using a third party app like Acronis true image

Ken

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A:HELP - Backing Up Several Large HDDs to Many Smaller HDDs

There is no easy 1-click option to do this.

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An alternative is write a .bat to use robocopy to copy selected data to a selected spare disk. You will, however, need calculate capacity beforehand.

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A:Windows 8 dual boot installed, Windows 8 won't boot up. Black Screen!

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A:HDDs vanish from Win 8, only to reappear on re-boot

Can you send us a screencap of your disk management?

If your drives are set to dynamic that may be your issue.

Does it do this consistantly? can you pretty much make it happen on demand within a reasonalbe amount of time?

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A:Win 7 doesn't boot with certain hdds after a Win 8 installation.

Hello,
I haven't messed with Win8 yet, but my latest install of Win7 was with uefi system on GPT drives. There's a good tutorial here on installing OS's on GPT. I think you should be able to boot into your chosen system by accessing the boot menu (F11?) at start-up. You may need to get into your BIOS/UEFI settings (Del key?) to tinker with Legacy boot options and/or boot preferences / hd sequences.

My challenge was that I wanted a triple boot system with one OS on GPT and 2 OSs on MBR (regular-old BIOS) on the same system. Most people discourge it because GPT drives are made unique (?) by the new uefi capable OSs....still don't fully understand that yet.

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I did manage to mess up my mbr boot.ini files when I mistakenly ran the Win7 repair utility, but I simply restored and repaired using Paragon HDM and things were back to normal.
Regards-

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A:Can I change the boot order of my HDDs?

Have you tried swapping the SATA cables so W7 is connected to SATA 0 ??

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I've tried changing the BIOS settings (All primary & secondary to AUTO), changed IDE cables, used all power connectors, un-plugged other hardwares, already tried using a Secondary IDE controller, I also used the Auto HDD Detection in BIOS.

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A:HDDs - both can't be detected on system boot

Did you eliminate the cable?

Try hooking a CDROM to the primary and see if it is detected.
 

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A:will not boot from SSD when attach additional HDDs

Have you tried connecting just one storage drive, then rebooting to see if there is success; then connecting a second storage drive, etc? The idea being to identify which of the 3 storage drives causes the problem to arise.

You say you had "a big issue" getting Windows installed onto the SSD. Did some of your attempts to get Windows on the SSD include having one or more of these storage drives still connected to the motherboard? I'm guessing maybe one of your failed attempts wrote some Windows files to one of the storage drives and those files remain on that drive--even though you later disconnected that storage drive and successfully installed Windows to the SSD with no other drives connected.

Installing to an SSD when no other drives are connected is typically painless and without issues.

A screen shot of Disk Management might be revealing.

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A:Cannot boot from HDDs after Power Outage

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sirus804


Two days ago I was very pleased with this forum in helping me resolve a BSOD issue. Unfortunately, that night there was a power outage. I've never had issues with power outages until now. My computer is plugged into a surge protector. I can't boot from either of my HDDs. I go into BIOS and check the boot order, nothing is wrong. When F12ing to choose what to boot, I choose Hard disk and it recognizes both my Seagate and Western Digital Hard drives. So, I'm not sure it's a hardware issue.

I put in my Windows 7 CD to try to repair it. It boots up fine. However when I choose to repair windows it doesn't recognize the windows 7 partition on my WD640 drive. Windows says if it doesn't recognize the drive with windows 7, then press the drivers button to install drivers for your Hard drive. I click it and I can see my other Seagate drive and all its files along with any other plugged in drives except my WD640gb drive with windows. Install drivers for my HD? That's where I get lost. I've never needed drivers for it.. or was there a CD. Am I misunderstanding what it means? Is everything on that drive erased? Can a power outage do that? Please, any help would be amazing.

Is there anyway to check if the data is corrupted? Like if it not gone. If I were to just get another HD or SSD and install windows on it, could I still use my 640 gb for storage?


The first thing I would do is run Checkdisk. How to use CHKDSK (Check Disk) - Windows 7 Let us know how that comes out.

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A:Accidently installed grub onto windows 7 boot partiton. Unable to boot

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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A:Windows boot files or boot manager installed in wrong partitiion

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.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/270703-windows-boot-files-boot-manager-installed-wrong-partitiion.html
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A:Dual boot, two seperate internal HDDs

Here you go mate, have a look through this.




   Information

The easiest way to do away with boot issues between separate Operating Systems (OS) is to use the BIOS one time boot menu to select which OS to boot at system startup, each motherboard has an individual hot-key to tap during system start-up to access this menu.

If you have 2 separate Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and have one OS installed to one HDD and you want to install another OS to the second HDD, disconnect the HDD with the first OS installed on it and leave only the HDD you want to install the second OS to connected.

Install the second OS to the connected HDD and when complete and the system is booting good, power down and reconnect the first HDD with the first OS on it.

This way the OSs will boot independently of each other and there will be no boot conflicts between the 2 separate OSs to have to sort later.


Then set the BIOS to boot the HDD / OS you want as default and if you want to start the other (new) OS you use the BIOS one-time boot menu to select that HDD / OS to start when the PC is started.Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer – F12
Packard Bell
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Gigabyte – F12
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button

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A:How Can I Undo WIN7 Dual Boot on 2 HDDs

Hi Jim. Smart to boot two OS HD's via BIOS so they can come and go as you please. Unfortunately you didn't know that Win7 will configure a multi-boot if installed while another OS is plugged in.

Can you please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu? There may be something unmentioned about your setup that needs to be taken into account before we can give you failsafe steps.

If XP alone is marked System Active then the procedure is to mark Win7 Active in XP Disk Management, power down, unplug XP HD, set Win7 HD as first HD to boot in BIOS setup (after DVD drive) then boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to Win7.
System Repair Disc - Create
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

When you plug XP HD back in set preferred HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot the other HD by tapping one-time BIOS Boot Menu during bootup:
Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F2
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button

If the Dual Boot menu still appears when booting XP, remove it by installing EasyBCD 2.0 to Edit Boot menu. You'll need to install Net Framework 2.0 to use EasyBCD in XP. Welcome to EasyBCD 2.0! — The NeoSmart Files

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A:Windows 7 Crashes at Boot Manager after Deleting Windows 8 Dual Boot

Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

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A:Multiple External HDDs...Computer Recycles During Boot-Up

Falcon mate a couple of things to try first why don't you boot with none of the externals plugged in and see what happens. Then plug them inone by one ans then again see what happens it could be you have a bad one.

for the PSU see this ditty of mine


UsingHW Info PSU

Download HW Info and pick the right bit version - HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download - (or copy andpaste this site into the search bar) If you do not need the running informationin the smaller right hand panel close it. In the left hand window click on the+ for the individual device groupings and they will open out to the variouscomponents.

Go on opening out further until you get to the device itself. click on it and itwill highlight. In the right hand window there will be a very detailed descriptionof that device as in brand, speeds model number etc etc These are very detailedand are just what is needed for searching for drivers etc.

To get the PSU volts you need to select the Sensor button circled in yellow inthe pic for PSU testing do the same and scroll down the readout as in my pic towhere it has Nuvoton = yours might be a different section name / title. Postback apic of that please.

If you want a more definitive test see this http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/301799-psu-test-dc-output-voltage.html but pleaseonly use a digital multimeter and not an analogue as they inject typically 9vinto a circuit to test and into a 3.3v or 5v rail - not a good idea!!see thepartial pic of the correct sort of meter in that tutorial. details if youscroll down that listing.

Now a good reference article is this
Voltage Rails - Power Supply 101: AReference Of Specifications it will explain in detail what thevoltages are and functions of the PSU

Now the pic is of my Ivy Bridge Asus board and the section titled Nuvoton might be different to yours but look for where Vbatt is listed - that is the voltage rails section
The last link will tell you about tolerances etc

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A:Triple boot problem - 2x HDDs, 2x Win7s & 1x WinXP. How to work this?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NellyPuff


I've had this working before, but can't remember how i did it (i've had to format the disks).

What i want is:

Main drive (SSD): Win7 Pro 64bit

Secondary drive (HDD): Win7 pro 64 bit & WinXP Pro

With the boot screen in the order of:

Win7 Pro (HDD)
WinXP Pro (HDD)
Win7 Pro (SSD)

**** Nobody will understand why i am installing Win7 twice on the same machine, albeit 2 different drives. If you REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY want to know then PM me & i'll explain, but for now, let's continue...


I've had this working before so i know it can be done, but for some reason it's not letting me do it now since the format.

I can get WinXP (HDD) to boot, i can get Win7 (SSD) to boot, but not Win7 (HDD).

The SSD is the primary boot disk within the BIOS.
I'm running EasyBCD from within the SSD.


I don't FULLY understand how to use EasyBCD so my first 2 successful attempts were probably flukes as i can't remember what i did within EasyBCD to make it possible.



I'm running the latest version of EasyBCD.
I installed in the order of:
Disconnect SSD
Install WinXP (HDD)
Install Win7 (HDD)
re-connect SSD
Install Win7 (SSD)

^^^ this is exactly the order i did it in the last time it worked.

this enables me to boot to the SSD only, from which i run EasyBCD & can then access WinXP when the PC restarts, but not Win7 (HDD)



Would really love a bit of help with this. Thanks to anyone who can.



Have a felling I know why. JUST A THEORY

On HD
since you installed xp first its prime OS
when you installed win 7 it parked a hidden folder called boot in the XP partition to make those two dual boot.

ON SSD

Win 7 by itself.

XP works fine, win 7 on ssd works fine, wine 7 on HD cant boot because boot folder is in XP partition.

I am not great with BCDedit or Easy but have a feeling there is a way to do it with them.
Hope someone with more loader editing experience is about.

In fact I will ask for someone with more editing experience to help.
Ken J

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A:Loading Operating System ... DISK BOOT FAILURE (2 HDDs)

I just ran Disk Management and see that the 120GB drive has a "System Reserved" partition that the 256GB drive does not:

System Reserved
100 MB NTFS
Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
Might this be what the 256GB drive is missing?

Thx!

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A:Want to delete Vista / dual boot leaving Win7 - Seperate HDDs

Boot into windows 7.

Look in disk mgmt and ensure the system partition is NOT the one containing Vista.

If that is the case, simply use msconfig to remove Vista entry from boot menu - then you can delete/format Vista partition.

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A:Too many crashes...Installed new rams.. but took them out and still crashes..

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A:Windows won't boot after new MB installed

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Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/162101-windows-wont-boot-after-new-mb-installed.html
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The error I get when I try to boot up just using the hdd is "windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware config problem"
Could not read from the seleted boot disk. check boot path and disk hardware.
 

A:Windows XP installed from USB, won't boot on its own

I'm not sure if this will help your situation, but in your BIOS, do you have the Hard drive selected as the First bootable device?

If not, try setting it to before the USB/CD/Floppy and see if it will allow you to boot.

Other then this the only thing I could suggest is to reload with a disc..

With your boot.ini file do you have this:

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-xp-installed-from-usb-wont-boot-on-its-own.181666/
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A:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-2003-server-installation-in-dual-boot-on-already-installed-windows-7-laptop.878387/
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This sounds like a fun one...at least from a few hundred miles away.

Can you clarify a few things?

1.) The HD is currently set to master. Correct?
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-wont-boot-with-a-cd-drive-installed.416251/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/installed-new-mobo-and-cant-boot-windows-699134.html
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Hello, welcome!
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/46424-dual-boot-xp-windows-7-already-installed.html
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A:Installed program, now no boot into Windows

Safe Mode

Try booting into Safe Mode. Then remove the program.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/installed-program-now-no-boot-into-windows.148393/
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A:Cannot dual boot xp and Windows 7 with W7 installed first.

Did you have a look at Option 2 here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-linux-cant-boot-into-windows.1065249/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-directx-9-0-and-now-cant-boot-windows.487995/
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Will the HD Drive show in BIOS?

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A:Windows does not boot from the drive it is installed on.

Can you give us a screen snip of disk management ?


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A:Installed windows updates - won't boot now

Hello, welcome to SF!

Try a system restore: System Restore

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http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/150186-installed-windows-updates-wont-boot-now.html
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   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
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startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


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One of Brink's great tutorials to get your teeth into: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Hello and welcome winuserd have a look at this Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista it might give you an idea on what to do.
It is from the 8 forum's site (a sister site to this one) - might be an idea to join up to that as well I did and I upgraded my main laptop and the Sandy Bridge from 7 to 8 then 8.1 with just an upgrade disk (the 8.1 was a free download).

Having said that I have both the 8's running in 7 mode (look) using Classic Shell as I prefer the desktop look but they are certainly faster than my other 7 machines.

PS I forgot to say I cloned the 7 to new drives before I upgraded so that I can flip the old drive back in if things go south.

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The Windows 7 partition must be made Active and the System files have to be written there before you can delete Windows 10.

The proper thing to do is backup your files, wipe out the entire drive and reinstall windows 7

Partition - Mark as Active

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A:Solved: Dual boot XP with windows 7 on 2 Harddrives - (Windows 7 already installed)

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A:Windows 7 Crashes Upon Boot -- PLZ HELP

Hello MinminGames, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Take a look at Method Two in this tutorial:
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Does the computer hang at this point or does it expect some input?

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Quote: Originally Posted by rambo


I just installed a new WD 500 GB hard drive into my DELL computer. I am trying to install windows 7 from a dvd but it will not boot. Does anyone know what the problem is. Thank you.


Hi. It depends on the type of drive it is. IDE or SATA. If IDE, the jumper is set incorrectly.

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jog your memory hard; what was the specific partition magic commands you used
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A:Solved: Installed dvd recorder, Windows XP won't boot

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