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Q: Laptop failing to boot

Hi there! I was wondering if any of you tech heads can help? Been given my nephews laptop which had the vague description of it hasn't turned on in a couple months.

It's a zoostorm loaded with windows 7. I can get into the bios but after that it just sits with a black screen. Any help would be appreciated.

Steve

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Preferred Solution: Laptop failing to boot

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i have had my laptop since december when we first got it ot was bluescreeninig like mad my mum uninstalled a driver to get it to only blue screen mow and then eventually i got it to be on a very rare basis that my laptop blue screened recently it blue screens a lot more with kernal data inpage errors or netio sys errors it also freezes when i wake it up from sleep mode it clicks a lot beforefreezing and also clicks on bootup sometomes it to + boot failing more. Laptop fails to even bootup and i have to restart my laptop a lot before it will eventually let me sign in i do not know any specifica Laptop failing to boot + more. but my laptop is a samsung rv the warranty Laptop failing to boot + more. is up on it i hae tried almost everything it has suggested online and the last tong i have found is buying an entirely new harddrive i have money for one but i want that to be a last resort thank you for Laptop failing to boot + more. any responses nbsp

A:Laptop failing to boot + more.

Have you tried to restore to manufacturer default.This would return the computer to the state when it was first bought.All emails added programs etc would disappear.Tapping F4 continually while booting should bring up the repair menu.This only works if it has the original hard drive whose partitions have not been tampered with.
 

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my acer aspire 5742z wont boot it ask if I want to start normally or safe mode or last know good configuration, none of them make a difference it loads as far as windows logo and stays there for a few minutes then restarts.
 

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A:Acer laptop - failing to boot xp

Read: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669/en-us

You may need to Repair Windows

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Vista Repair:
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/windows_vista_repair_options.htm
 

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215

3 I boot up in safe mode and everything just goes black and unresponsive. Been like it for about ten minutes now.
 

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machine specs
AMD Athlon 1.2GHZ
512MB SDRAM
XP PRO
After reboot
machine goes through regular boot process reads all 512 of the RAM
get's to the point where it tries to read the first boot device (HDD)
it starts displaying
01010101010101010101010101 (binary I assume) across the screen in an endless mess of numbers)
tried changing the boot up device, I connected the existing hdd to another machine, ran through scan disk, checked for bad sectors on primary logical drive, put the IDE cable into another IDE controller, same issue.
any thoughts?
 

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A:Dual Boot failing : Boot Chaos

What's the complete model number of your HP Pavilion dv6 series laptop?

A dash and additional characters after dv6 comprises the complete model number.

Also advise what the exact part/product number(P/N) on it is.

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Unless someone here has a "miracle solution" for you, I fear you trashed your laptop.

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Hi Guys

The last time I re-installed Win7, I created a 5GB partition on my external hdd, marked it as active and then extracted a downloaded ISO of Win7 to the partition. Using the boot manager, I could select boot from USB and everything worked fine. Complete success.

I thought that it would be useful to replace the extracted win7 ISO with an extracted ISO of a boot utility disk. I have tried several, but none are working. Two, show no message at all and the system resorts to booting from the internal hdd, the third gives a "BOOTMGR is missing" error.

Am I doing something wrong or have I downloaded boot utility disks that don't work.

If it's the former, what have I missed? If it's the latter, where can I find a reliable boot disk with good utilities that will work from an external hdd.

Thanks in advance.

A:Failing to boot boot-utility from external hdd

Some boot disk use Windows Boot Loader (Win Vista,7,8) or NTLDR (WinXP) but some use GRUB4DOS and some use IsoLinux or SysLinux. Depending on what boot loader they use determines which boot sector the drive will need. A couple can use one or another.

If the boot disk contains a file called

BOOTMGR then it uses Windows Boot Loader (Win Vista,7,8)
NTLDR then it's WinXP's
GRLDR or menu.lst then it's GRUB4DOS

I am not familiar with IsoLinux or SysLinux but I think there will be at least isolinux.cfg or syslinux.cfg.

Determine the bootloader used and I can help with installing the correct boot sector as long as it's not IsoLinux or SysLinux.

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A:Windows Failing to Boot Boot\BCD

it sounds like the harddrive may be failing on you.

UBCD for Windows
has a bunch of utiltilities for testing things outside of windows.

And this tool can be used to make it boot from a usb
http://www.freewebs.com/tulir/pe2usb-FULL.htm

You do seem to be experiencing a hardware side error though. We just need to figure out exactly which component is failing, right now it would seem it's the hard drive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/170979-windows-failing-boot-boot-bcd.html
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A:Failing to boot.

Power off, remove all source of power and re-seat the memory, normally located behind a flap on the bottom. Re-connect everything and boot from cold. This is just a suggestion as hangs and blue screens can be caused by almost anything.

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A:Xp failing to boot

during boot up, enter the setup and change the path to boot from C first. (hit page down, to change paths)

you can also download the boot disks and reload the o/s this way.
 

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A:Failing to boot from SSD

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Try using you one time boot menu, the key to press should be shown at the bottom of the boot screen.

This may help too. did you have any other drives connected when you put w7 on the SSD?

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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In text:
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A:Failing to boot

check hard drive lead, and check bios settings for boot from hard drive, also check, is AHCI enabled?
 

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A:SSD failing to boot *Help*

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sphynx


Hey there, got a bit of a serious issue. I've got a Corsair SSD that's no longer booting. It was setup as 1 partition (C drive). I've attempted use the Windows recovery tools via my installation disc but it doesn't even list my hard drive or partition and thus fails to detect the Windows installation.

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So yeah...any help would be greatly appreciated


If nothing is detecting the drive, then there is something wrong with the drive, not the MBR. You need to see if you can get a replacement ssd from Corsair. The only thing I can tell you to try is plugging the drive to power only and do NOT connect the sata cable. This will allow it to do what the manufacturers call "garbage collection." Sometimes, an ssd may need to do this. A little bit of information: The power cable is the big port on the ssd and the SATA is the smaller one. Only conect the POWER.

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A:Failing to boot?

Very possible hard drive failure

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A:XP failing to boot

Hi reicheru,
to be able to see BSOD [Blue screen of death] right-click on 'My Computer' icon and choose 'Properties'...
Go to 'Advanced' tab and under startup and recovery click on 'Settings' button...
Under system failure, de-check button next to 'Automatically restart'...
Post your BSOD so we can see what seems to be the problem...
How old is your PC???
Also post your system specs and see what make/model is HDD and download testing utilities from manufacturers site and test your HDD for possible bad sectors...
Also download memtest here: http://www.memtest.org/ and test your memory. If you have two modules, test it separate...
Hope this will help you mate...

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A:Is my HDD failing on my laptop?

Certainly sounds like a hard drive failure. Hopefully you have a backup of your data.
 

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A:Failing to Boot properly

Try tapping F8 while it boots and go into safe mode and try a system restore....Set it back to a previous day before this happened...
 

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A:Boot Sequence failing to get through the DVD

Have you checked in Bios for an option for boot from USB device......if there isn't one then your Motherboard may not be capable to use a USB device to boot from.
 

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A:m17x failing to boot

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A:Computer Failing to boot

after you removed the battery and reboot the pc did you enter the bios and reset the date and time and check that hdds controllers are on line. you should have replaced the thermal paste when you removed the heatsink&Fan
Go to the hdd manufacturer site and download their hdd tools to check the hdd sectors and show its in working order.
 

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A:XP Desktop failing to boot

Welcome to TSG!

The original problem might have been the KB977165 update. If your system is infected with a rootkit, that update causes a blue screen error, or sometimes it just reboots and gives you the "Failed to Boot" message with Safe Mode choices. Booting to safe mode just hangs.

Now there's something else going on that's not letting it get that far even.
I would check these things first:
Check all drive cables. Unplug each end and reconnect it.
Enter the BIOS. Look for a setting named Reset Configuration Data someplace. If there, set it to Enabled or Yes (it will reset next time you enter the BIOS). Save changes and exit.
If that doesn't get you back to where this started, enter the BIOS and choose Reset to Factory Defaults or Load Factory Defaults. Changing the battery may have allowed some settings to get corrupted.

Less likely:
Check that the CMOS battery is installed correctly. I wouldn't expect the system to get as far as Verifying DMI pool data... if it wasn't, but never can tell.
Remove and reset any add in cards.

If this gets you back to where it fails to boot and gives you the Safe Mode options, see this post for instructions on removing the KB977165 update:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/902263-microsoft-update-kb977165-linked-bsod.html.

Here's several more threads on the issue:
http://forums.techguy.org/search.php?searchid=554480

HTH

Jerry
 

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A:Windows Failing to Boot

Hello,

Try running the DOS version of SeaTools on the hard drive.

If the system did not boot off of the CD, it suggests that hard drive is not the cause. Are you sure the CD is set to the first boot device in the BIOS?

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A:[SOLVED] PC Failing To Boot

Boot off of the Windows 7 DVD and choose Repair Your Computer.

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A:laptop failing to load

Turn OFF the sleep and/or hibernation. If the issue goes away then we know that that is the issue.

Depending on what all is running when a machine goes it sleep or hibernation, then it can take a long time to restore ALL that was running.

When was the last time you did total shut down this laptop and NOT just gone into the sleep/hibernation mode?
 

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A:Laptop screen failing

I have the same exact laptop, there is a vga port on the side that you can hook up to a monitor to continue using it. However if it also displays the green lines then it would be the graphics card, which you wont be able to fix, sounds to me that it could be a loose connection though.

You will need to open the laptop up, start from the bottom, remove the battery and all 18 screws from the bottom of the laptop (there are three hidden where the battery is inserted) Once you have done that, take out the hard drive by unplugging it, next with a flat head screw driver, push out the DVD drive. After that disconnect the wifi card by pulling both wires from it and unscrewing the screw. Unscrew all remaining screws that are visible and flip it open. using a flat head screw driver, carefully pry up the laptops keyboard, and undo the ribbon cables that are underneath it. You can now lift the top piece of the laptop off slowly. There will be a black wire near the USB ports of the left side of the laptop. That is the screen connector. I suggest unplugging it and plugging it back in, it may have become loose, I suggest you try turning it on now, plug in the charging cord and the ribbon cables from the keyboard. Press the power button to see if that fixed the problem, if it did, the reassemble it back together. The video link will explain how to take it apart better
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgfFnZKrvoA

Hope this helps!!
 

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A:Laptop Keyboard - One Key is Failing

Probably not worn out, but something spilled into it. Take the keyboard off, disassemble it, clean the little magnetic pads on the bottom of the little rubber things, then with a damp cloth, clean the circuit (looks like an overhead transparency with lines running through it). Dry everything (make bloody sure it's dry), and reassemble the keyboard, put it back into the laptop. That should work.
 

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A:Two problems - Windows failing to boot

Welcome aboard We can run some checks...Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt=============================================================================Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
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A:Computer failing to boot new Win 7 install

An OS installed on one system cannot run on another system unless the other system is identical to the system on which it was originally set up.
 

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A:WZCSLDR2.exe failing upload boot up

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Sounds like it's part of a D-Link wireless driver. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest version of the drivers.
 

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A:Constant Freeze Ups, And Failing Xp Boot

Hi indarkflames,Sorry for the delay, this forum is very busy right now.I can almost say this log is clean. There are no clear indications of malware. However, in the registry section I see entries typical of both nVidia and ATI graphics hardware. The nVidia RAID entry makes me think your motherboard has an nVidia chipset. Is that correct? What kind of graphics card do you have installed currently? I don't see the ATI software under Running Processes. Was it disabled when you ran the scan?I also have a bit of advice. With the sort of symptoms you are having, data loss is a real danger. Back up all your data as soon as possible.In view of the time that has passed, I would like you to run a fresh HJT scan and post the log. It may show some changes. Also please post an Uninstall list. Here's how to do that:Run HijackThis.On the first menu, click Open the Misc Tools SectionClick Open Uninstall ManagerClick Save List - Save it anywhere.A notepad will pop-up after it's saved, please copy everything in that Notepad and paste it here. Looking forward to your reply.Dave

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A:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P failing to boot from anything

Phenom II 920 or 940, even a 955 if i canClick to expand...

Might I add mr. hamster up there does 3D studio max, photoshop, video processing, and generally multimedia stuff, so a quad core is definatly preferable.

But I don't know what i'm talking about here either, so i'll bump .
 

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A:PC will not boot. Startup repair keeps failing.

Hello ERen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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A:Bodged computer failing to boot to DOS even!

try making a new boot disk on a fresh floppy, if that don't work swap the floppy drive out, and if that don't work try booting from cd drive if that don't work or is't not posible, try a new pc......just kidding, but realy if you can't read the floppy even with a comfirmed good drive then your motherboard's FDD controler is problely bad ,then all you have to do is get an FDD controler card

hope this helps
 

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A:failing hdd or corrupt boot partion

Try this repair tool on your hard drive. You might have a failing hard drive so create a boot disc on another machine and run the tools supplied by the manufacturer of your hard drive. Find them easily here:
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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A:XP Failing to Boot (Dont have XP Disc)

Performing an Installation Without Using CDshttp://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...lang=en&cs=

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Today it's been working fine, but this underlying issue haunts me, and I'd like to get to the bottom of it, since it didn't appear to be just a one time fluke. chkdsk yielded no results, so I thought I'd turn to you guys, since this site has helped me in the past.
 
I'm using windows 7 64bit. Computer is about a year old, built it myself. Has not been overclocked. Let me know what other error logs or information I should provide, if needed.
 
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A:Windows 7 randomly failing to boot

Did you happen to install a second anti-malware program right before this started?  Any two scanning at boot will almost always cause this sort of problem.

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A:Windows failing to boot up properly

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A:XP failing to boot on Acer 4220

I know that you said it won't respond to any keyboard commands but to double check have you tried ctrl alt del? Also does the mouse pointer come up and if so can you move it?

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A:XP issue- MSE failing to start on PC boot

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A:Solved: PC restarting / failing to boot

If it will start..
First check Event viewer.
Start >run>type
eventvwr

Any recent errors listed?

I'd check all internal connections in the Pc.
IDE cable to hard drive etc.
Remove and reseat Video card>Ram sticks etc.
Check for any dust - check for overheating when using.

'but i can hear the booting sound than a noise chub'
Not sure what you mean here.
 

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A:Failing to boot after x number of startups

It sounds like a HD problem but you should run a complete dignostic.

Download UBCD Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

The insructions are at the website.

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A:[SOLVED] my computer is failing to boot

First off i would test the power button connection on the board, might not be that but it's worth testing before doing anything else.

How long has it been working with the new board and other hardware?

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A:Laptop power connection failing

If you can hold the plug steady in the computer and only move the cord around to make and break the connection, then another power adapter may solve your problem.

If you can hold the cord steady where it enters the back of the plug and moving the plug around in the computer's socket makes the connection come and go, you may have a broken solder joint on the socket or the socket itself is broken.

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A:Laptop hard drive failing...

I would back-up everything immdeiately to DVD and flash.

I used the following to transfer everything including the OS to a new laptop harddrive under 10 minutes. It was one of the easiest things I have ever done: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...yMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
 

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What do I do next?

A:Laptop Hardisk Failing error

My Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1564 and I also ran speedfan which showed the fitness of my HDD is 0 %

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A:NEC Laptop clicking and failing to POST

Most likely the clicking is the power supply resetting cyclically due to a major fault, where the power supply has to shut down due to the power drain to to faulty component. Then it tries again, and again, causing the "click".

That being the case you need to assume a hardware failure of some kind, and expert service may be required.
 

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A:Solved: WZCSLDR2.exe failing upload boot up

Hey thanks for the solution, it will help people when they search for that specific .exe .

In my experience it doesn't surprise me that DLINK is not aware of this problem.

Can you do us a favor and mark this as solved?
 

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A:Failing hdd or bad sectors, will not boot, how to recover data?

first of all lets address the elephant in the room.. why oh why do you not back up your stuff!??? usb flash drives are cheap as chips and blank dvds are even cheaper.. theres very little excuse these days not to have a backup to stop this situation ever arising !

now this is a last ditch effort but a proven one. stick your hard drive in the freezer for a good few hours, and then try and clone it. it often gives dying hard drives chance to work until the heat up as normal.

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A:Windows failing to boot after power failure.

You already have this thread started: win7 will not boot after power failure for the same problem. Please keep your posts there, thanks.

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A:Boot failing on occasion, boots from drive that does not have OS

Hello Civilian Welcome to the Ten Forums! And unfortunately as many have already seen the jumbles experienced with how the 10 installer works in contrast to what you have seen with previous versions of Windows. namely how 10 gets a little confused?

What happens with 10 where even when the OS drive is seen as Disk 0 in the Disk Management tool for example the 10 installer gets confused when other non OS drives are present while the upgrade or clean install takes place! The temp installation folders may end up on your 1tb drive for example while the boot files and mbr information goes to the 120gb SSD! Or vice versa seeing the temp folders there instead with the 1tb becoming the boot drive which is precisely the problem you are running into.

Now the two "Fast and Easy" solutions to correct this will require that you first unplug the 120gb SSD and the 1tb storage drive leaving only the 60gb SSD OS drive plugged in. Then you have the choice of the Reset PC recovery option to Refresh Windows 10 either by getting into the F8 boot options Advanced recovery tool section or by booting live either from the 10 media or even a Recovery Drive with an 8gb flash drive being another option seen now with 10 for creating recovery media with all the repair tools.

The other alternative option for getting things fixed before contemplating the last resort of seeing a full fresh clean install go on still only having the 60gn plugged in by itself would be the Upgrade to Repair Install method explained in the guide seen at: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

That will provide the option to keep all files and most programs during the OS repair which should see the boot sector rewritten for you. The last resort option however if you don't have anything much on the drive at the moment and can spare the time for a fresh install of 10 would don't see just a partial repair and find yourself possibly still stuck at Square #1 but go for broke with the full clean install to insure the working results! That means everything else has to go on fresh from scratch all over again however but will insure the boot issue is resolved where you can then replug the other drives back in but also check the boot order in the bios setup to see that the 60gb is set as the default HD usually at the top of the list of drives there.

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Problem signature 01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03 unknown
Problem signature 04 43
Problem signature 05 AutoFailover
Problem signature 06 1
Problem signature 07 BadDriver
OS version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

It's all Greek to me. I'm unsure of how to proceed other than to restore the peripherals one at a time and see if the pc boots. I would like to correct the problems or at least find what they are.

A:Windows 7 failing to boot after restoring peripherals

You need to run the repair at least three times.

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A:Dell Inspiron 530 failing to boot most times

Hi Doomguy95
Thanks for writing to us. 
Looking at the symptoms, sound more to do with either PSU or the motherboard.
Please try removing all the memory modules, and try with one memory module at a time. if still the same, try removing the graphics card and observe for any changes.
Does the DVD tray eject (if you try) when the system shows a blank display?
If still the same, consider replacing motherboard and PSU. 

Regards

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A:Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Bad HD - Failing to boot from DVD

No, you'd use the Product Key on the COA sticker on bottom of PC, not the one from the hard drive.

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A:Windows partition changed itself to D, failing to boot

   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create



Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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A:one of my drive semi-failing and windows 7 boot is in it

Move the System boot files to C using Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums.

Make sure C gets marked Active: Mark Partition Active

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Test the old HD with it's maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan to be sure of its condition. If it passes, wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command to repartition in Disk Mgmt.

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I see that your Data partition is Dynamic which is only meant to span a single partition across multiple HD's. Is that the case? If not I would use Option 1 to non-destructively Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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A:Boot sector bug from hell or failing drive?

Also GMER would blue screen so I only scanned with the C drive and sections checked so pardon the lack of information if that is the case

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A:Programs failing to launch after boot, followed by BSOD

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Run a full scan with this...
What is Windows Defender Offline?
...and let us know the results.

If there are infections, even if WDO claims to cure them. Please take note of the infection names and make a new thread here: System Security - Windows 7 Help Forums

For the BSOD issue, it is best to make a new thread here...
BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums
...that is where those experts hang out.
Be sure to follow the posting instructions:
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Your could do a fresh install using this info...
Clean Install Windows 7
...but if there is a hardware problem, then you would just be wasting your time.

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A:Help My computer is Failing to Boot! Windows 7 ultimate x64

What do you mean you were writing OS files to a flash stick using Win2Flash, which is used to make a bootable installer for Win7? This is not done with OS files but from the Win7 installer ISO file.

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