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Hi I'm Tony and my problem is, I have Asus Laptop G1S model running on Vista Ultimate.I turned it on and got this msg on the screen.. windows boot manager windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem: 1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2.choose your language settings, and then click "next". 3. click "repair your computer." if you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacture for assistance. File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. enter=continue esc=exit I tried doing what it said I put windws vista ultimate disc in then restart. When computer restarts same msg appears does not read windows disc. Please can some one help me fix this problem or give me advice on how to fix or what is best thing to do. Thank you.

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  • lam69 Feb 12, 2009

    I tried it, do not work.
    Thanks anyway.

  • lam69 Feb 12, 2009

    Did what you say didn't do anything.
    Thanks anyway.

  • lam69 Feb 12, 2009

    Hi I tried what you said but no good I can't even get into type anything because it won't even boot the cd of windows ultimate I have in drive.
    Thanks anyway.

  • lam69 Feb 12, 2009

    Hi Tried what you said but no luck didn't work.
    thanks anyway.

  • lam69 Feb 12, 2009

    there was no help on web site
    thanks anyway.

  • lam69 Feb 12, 2009

    Hi Did try this but I just want to fix the problem I don't want to have to delete my hard drive and start again.
    Thanks anyway.

  • lam69 Feb 12, 2009

    Hi changed bios boot to first boot cd/dvd I put windows disc in restarted computer msg press any key came up press key and microsoft corporation name comes up green lights run across the bar looks like it's going to start but nothing happens.
    thanks anyway.

  • lam69 Feb 12, 2009

    didn't work,
    thanks anyway.

  • lam69 Feb 12, 2009

    Looks like no one can fix this problem?

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You need to start the Bios configuration setting page on startup.

From bios configuration go to boot option and set the CD as first boot device.

Chose save and exit in bios (usually f10)

Restart with Windows CD inside and click a key when prompted "press a key to boot from CD".

If you do not get "press a key to boot from CD" that means that the Windows disk you are using does not start automatically, in this case get a different Windows setup CD.

If it does not boot from CD and you changes

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Dear friend I think the source of problem comes from your hardware, of course I suggest you to reinstall OS.If it won't work check your hardware

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It seems that the Vista Disk that you have is not a bootable one.. It is very tricky to solve your issue without a bootable disk.. I had a friend who had this same problem but on his system we just took out the RAM chips n reseated them firmly n it started working again...
\Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f was the exact same error code he had so i'm guessing you could give the memory reseating a try too...

Here's the link to downloading the user manual required to reseat the memory modules...

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/G1/eng_pre2_g1s.pdf

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Take it to a computer repair shop and have them get it to reboot..thats going to be the easiest way to get it going again

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Feb 12, 2009

    i think the hard drive is fried,you might go buy another hard drive and install it and then reboot it back to windows vista ultimate.somehow or other your hard drive was affected by something that caused it to shut down and the best thing to do is buy a new hard drive and start all over with the new one .

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Startup Repair is a Vista recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Vista from starting correctly. When you run Startup Repair, it scans your computer for the problem and then tries to fix it so your computer can start correctly
Here's How:
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Boot into the System Recovery Options screen.
2. Click on the Startup Repair option. (See screenshot below)
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3. The Startup Repair tool will attempt to fix your computer and get it booting up again. (See screeshot below)
NOTE: Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem, and if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs. If repairs are not successful, you'll see a summary of the problem and links to contact information for support. Your computer manufacturer might include additional assistance information.

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Hi,

You want to reach the startup screen that gives you "Boot from source? options.

Your laptop must be fully off, discharged and not in hibernate, which may be your case.

1.) Remove power cord from AC adapter.
2.) Remove battery from compartment, flip laptop over and there is a slidelock you move to one side and then remove the battery at the same time the slide is open.
3.) leave the battery out and the power cord off for ten minutes and as a final measure press the ON button... while everything is out and disconnected.
4.) Now, reinsert your battery and reattach the power adapter. Be prepared, before turning power on, to follow this step first.
a. When you power on the laptop goes through a power on self test or POST. It then executes a single BEEP. This beep is the signal you want to wait for an upon it executing press F8 as if it were a piano key, tap tap tap...(or in some cases F12).
b. Try F8 first and if there is no success, power off by holding the power button in for five seconds. Then, try the F12 function key.
5.) Power on and when you hear the beep immediately start pressing on the F8 Key like a piano key.

You should now be looking at the Asus recover screen where one of the options is to run the Asus System Recovery program.

That should do it. If not, comment back. I'll be online for another few hours. Comment back before you dismiss this one and move on as I can respond to your personal questions. Otherwise you won't see any future remarks by me.

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    Glenn Rogers Feb 12, 2009

    When you reach the boot options screen in the manner I specified you also have an option Repair My Computer. Have you seen that option?

    You would also see boot from CD as well or some words to that affect, this would be when you insert your Vista disc and proceed to the normal install options (don't worry) you will get a prompt after a while that allows you to choose Repair vs. New Installation. Choose Repair and then you will be okay.


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Hey,

Better you repair your OS with the OS disc. It will repair your OS with adding those missing files.

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Ok
u have to boot your computer with disk.mens your vista cd disk.
for that u have to set first boot device as your dvd rom or cd rom .
when upower up the computer press F8 or "del' or F2 to enter in bios setup.then go to boot option ufind there and set first boot device as your cd rom dvd rom.
then save all bios settings then exit.
then u can boot your computer with vista disk.
the repair your operating system.

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    kishor khatri Feb 12, 2009

    so may be your vista cd is not bootable disk .u need vista bootable disk .

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    kishor khatri Feb 12, 2009

    open cpu plate refix you rram and clean dust from all circuit .reconnect all connection u see therelike power connector from smps and datacable from mther bord to harddsk or dvd.then check.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, you have to enter the CMOS/BIOS configuration to change the priority/first boot device from hard drive to CD, save & exit. Thereafter, pop in again the vista ultimate disc. This time, the computer will check and use the CD to boot itself allowing you to proceed with the repairs.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role Feb 12, 2009

    Hi again,

    That was the easy part. Let's try:


    • boot into Safe Mode (with command line utility enabled) by pressing F8 on boot;

    • in command console type "chkdsk /f /r", Enter;

    • press "Y" for yes at the prompt;

    • allow it to finish which may take some time.

    • alternately, try "fixmb"
    Should the above be non-corrective, pls click here to repair Vista Bootloader error and additional instructions.


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    Louie Role Feb 12, 2009

    sorry, that should read as 'fixmbr'

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Try to go to BIOS by pressing Del or F2 Or Esc key while booting..there you have to change boot priority and set first boot device as DVD rom...

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    Method 1: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

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    1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

    4. Click Repair your computer.

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.

    6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

    7. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

    8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.



    Method 2: Rebuild BCD

    ============================================

    1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.

    4. Click Repair your computer.

    5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

    7. Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd , and then press ENTER.



    Method 3: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore (If System Restore is enabled on your computer)

    ============================================

    1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

    4. Click Repair your computer.

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

    6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.

    7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.

    8. Click Finish to restore the system.

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Some windows file might be corrupted u must get the file when u reformat the drive and then reinstall the windows os it can be a vista r u can also use a xp

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  • nicra7 Feb 12, 2009

    the file is just a cyclic error dont worry about it
    try tis might work
    go to start click run there type msconfig and press enter u wil get a dialog window
    in that select the startup tat
    below u wil find many check boxes there the error name can be found u disable the tick in tat box they u wil not get tat error message


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