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Q: Installed program, now no boot into Windows

Installed program, now no boot into Windows, Help needed ASAP

I just installed this a few minutes ago, and then restarted my win7 64bit computer.

http://lifehacker.com/5561303/solut...peed-up-your-system-boot-fix-system-slowdowns

When the computer started to boot up, it got up to the boot page where the colorful spheres combine to for the microsoft symbol. After a few more seconds, I BSOD and get STOP: 0x0000001E. This is the only code that may seem to help.

Update: I got this after one another restart (total of 5 restarts, just hoping it may work)
An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.


I have finals this week and the computer I'm using now sucks. Please help.

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Preferred Solution: Installed program, now no boot into Windows

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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A: Installed program, now no boot into Windows

Safe Mode

Try booting into Safe Mode. Then remove the program.

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A:Repair tech installed a boot program

Welcome Walkingbird
A little more information will help us help you.
HP desktop model number will come in handy.
Can you describe what the program it boots into says? Such as does it say "recovery" or does it have a logo or name?
I take it the f8 key does not take you to the boot choice screen but does the f8 do anything?

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A:Error Msg:-Program requires that Microsoft Windows Script be installed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rd84


Hi,

I've got a CAD program called 3D Canvas 7 - I've used it in the past but recently when I try to run the program it refuses to start and I get the error message:-

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If the problem started after installing TuneUp Utilities, I suggest you try uninstalling it and test the results. I generally don't recommend 3rd party utilities such as this one because they are mostly nothing more than snake oil and have been know to cause more problems than they cure.

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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.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
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http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm

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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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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-linux-cant-boot-into-windows.1065249/
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This sounds like a fun one...at least from a few hundred miles away.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-wont-boot-with-a-cd-drive-installed.416251/
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Did you have a look at Option 2 here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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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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Hello, welcome to SF!

Try a system restore: System Restore

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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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A:Windows 8 Installed LAPTOP WONT BOOT off windows 7 disk

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A:New installed Windows 7 - loooong boot time

Try bootlogging switch... It should log any weird or stuck driver upon load...

zzz2496

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Take a look at Method Two in this tutorial:
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jog your memory hard; what was the specific partition magic commands you used
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btw: SWAP is the area Linux uses just like the windows pagefile...
a place dedicated to virtural memory i/o.
 

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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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A:Issue:Windows 7 and XP dual boot(Win 7 installed First)

Welcome to SF!

No problem at all. First, mark your Windows 7 partition as active.

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

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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.

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A:Dual Boot Acer Aspire V5 with Windows 8.1 Pre-installed

You will need both Windows 7 x64 & Windows 8/8.1 installed in Legacy mode.

On some Acer, Gateway, P. Bell, Windows 7 x64 will not install in UEFI mode.

Windows 8 Desktops - How to Disable Secure Boot - YouTube



Enabling the boot device menu







Originally Posted by Acer


On most Acer systems, you can use the F12 key on boot to select the drive or network from which loading the operating system. In case the F12 option does not work, you may need to enable this function.

SOLUTION

Enabling the F12 function:

1.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS.
2.Press the right arrow key to select Main.
3.Use the arrow keys to navigate to F12 Boot Menu, and press ENTER.
4.Select Enabled, and press ENTER.
5.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system.




How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot







Originally Posted by Acer


This article only applies to: Windows 8 Desktops

Bootable media from previous versions of Windows may not be recognized in Windows 8. You can change the Secure Boot setting and it should recognize the bootable device.

Use the following steps to change Secure Boot:

1.Completely shut down your computer.
2.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press Delete to enter the BIOS.
3.Use the right arrow key to select Authentication.
4.With Secure Boot highlighted, press Enter and then the down arrow to select Disabled.
5.Use the right arrow key to select Boot Options.
6.With Launch CSM highlighted, press Enter and use the down arrow to select Always.
7.Press Enter.
8.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system

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DMI BIOS
vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version F2
date 06/20/2014

Hi

I have windows 7 installed on c drive.

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Thanks and Regards

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A:Installed Windows 7 and now hard drive wont boot....

  
Quote: Originally Posted by andrew10


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Owner gets pc and starts getting blue screening and saying theres an f1 drive error and wont wake up after suspending without reboot.
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The motherboard may be at fault. Have you tried hooking up the hard drive to another system to see if you can acess the data. There may be a chance that the hard drive is failing. Be sure to back up the owner's data.

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

Follow it please:
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nvm didn't realize it was in the boot tab of smconfig lol. learn something new everyday.

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A:Windows Boot Manager issue - accidentally installed 2 OS's

Toddsta
You mentioned that you did a change for your bios. Did you restore those changes?

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A:Problem with Dual-boot, installed XP on a computer with Windows 7

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Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Windows 8?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.

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A:Fail to start up - Can't boot hard drive - Windows cannot be installed

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That makes it easier to repair. Confirm the 100mb System Reserved (preferred if you have it) or C is Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to see if it will start.

Different hybrid hard drives require different install procedures. If it's Intel Rapid Storage Technology it normally requires being turned off in BIOS for install, then enabled to activate the 24gb caching drive. But since IRST can also be problematic many leave it disabled. We've even helped users install to the SSD their OS and programs with the data folders linked from HDD, it worked and they wanted to keep it.

Read your Manual on the PC's Support Downloads webpage to see exactly how yours works. It would also help if you could post back a camera snap of Partition Wizard CD
drive map and listings. That tool can also mark Active and add another step which helps start Win7 by running Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR - Video Help.

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Hello This is my problem - I added a SSD to my computer - Windows Home was installed at my C-drive harddisk - I succesfully installed Windows Home at my new A-drive SSD - When I startup on already disk create repair boot sector installed or an windows I can choose between two Windows installation The first is the new installation the second is the old one - Now I want to remove my old C-drive But when I do this Windows does not start up I tried booting from the installation DVD tyring repair but my new installation does not appear in there so I cannot repair that installation Someone told me I had to repair the bootrecord create or repair boot sector on an already installed windows disk on my new SSD but I don't know how I DON'T want to reinstall windows I only want to repair or copy the bootrecord on this new SSD so that I can remove the C-drive Whenever I replug the C-drive everything still works fine That disk and that installation is fine as well Can I copy it from that installation Thank you

A:create or repair boot sector on an already installed windows disk

Hello Floris I don't know if either of these will help you our but worth a try
https://neosmart.net/wiki/bootrec/

or

Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues
not having to have to do either of these I am not really sure but they do look similar to each other.

I just found this too wasn't sure if I had seen it but read this MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

NB Remove the old drive first

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