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When I turn on the computer it boots to "boot to restore disk"

The operating system does not boot

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There are several potentials for this problem. The umbrella concern is that the operating system does not appear to be recognized from the hard drive. The problem could be a faulty hard drive (unlikely if you have not heard noise from the drive or you have not had earlier symptoms of read/write problems). The hard drive might be corrupted because of a malware/virus problem. The operating system might be contaminated (no specific reason other than the operating system is not being read and loaded into RAM). If you have critical data on the drive and you have not backed up the hard drive, I would suggest getting an external drive kit from an IT site (Office Depot, CDW, etc) that will handle the drive type and pin configuration for your hard drive. Some laptop hard drives use a 42 pin configuration, others a 44-pin configuration. The more diverse the pin option the better your chances of getting a connection to the drive. The external drive kit will generally allow you to transfer your data files to a second source (another computer or external media storage) via a USB cable and then you can attempt a system rebuild with an operating system disk. If you are not comfortable doing the rebuild or pulling the hard drive from your laptop, make sure your techie saves your data files before rebuilding. Too often the rebuild is accomplished with no attempt to save the data files.

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SOURCE: DELL D600- UNABLE TO DETECT HARD DISK TO BOOT SYSTEM

You might have to reformat the drive sounds like you got a virus in your boot sector on the hard drive.
I hope you backed up everything you needed. when ya get it running again get an external drive and make regular backups of your stuff.Where did it move the files to ? you should have a backup of your system on your harddrive that came with the machine when you bought it ,try to reformat with this sector of the hard drive its called d: backup

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plz try to boot in safe mode run check disk and then boot normally, if the problem arises then try by repairing the operating system. plz post your findings

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SOURCE: My acer 5100 laptop will not boot up. I get

you could try going to the boot menu, and choosing 'last known good', but that is probably not going to work.

you should be able to run a repair off the CD....

the file is a kernel, a neccessary file used by Windows. It may have gotten corrupted or deleted.. possibly by a virus or bad hard drive sector.

get a disc, and run repair, if that doesn't fix it, you may need to re-install a fresh copy of windows, which will over-write all your data. you may be able to boot to that upgrade CD and that may have a repair option...

good luck.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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SOURCE: gateway mx6453 wont boot up- oper system not found

Were you having problems with the disk-drive?

Insert the "System Restore" disk into the CD-drive.
Restart the computer, and press DELETE to enter BIOS SETUP.
Change the "boot order", to make the CD-ROM the _first_ boot-device,
demoting the disk-drive to the _second_ boot-device.
Save the change, and restart the computer.
It will boot from the CD-drive, and you can choose to reinstall Windows or to start the "Windows Repair" task. First, try the "repair" option.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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RESET TO FACTORY SETTINGS


What type of Laptop ? and operating system on it ?

Restoring your laptop to factory settings can take up to an hour to perform, depending upon the type of laptop and operating system on your machine. Prior to performing a system recovery, you should remove any external peripherals, such as ExpressCards, PC Cards, and USB-connected printers and hard drives. Turn on the laptop. Press the "F8" key until the "Advanced Boot Options" screen appears. Select "Repair Your Computer" using the arrow keys. Press the "Enter" key. Choose your "Language," then "Next." Login with an administrator-level username and password. Click "OK. Select "Dell Factory Image Restore," then "Next." Tick the check box next to "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition." Click "Next." Click on "Finish" after the computer has concluded the factory restoration. b> Restore on an HP b> Insert the HP recovery disk. Restart the computer, and press the "F11" key. Press the "F" key to "reinstall factory settings." If your computer's operating system is damaged, you may only see "perform a full system recovery" as an option. In this case, press "R." Insert any disks if prompted by the restoration program. Otherwise, permit the computer to restart as needed. b> Restore Via Disks (Generic) b> Insert the "Recovery Disk" or "System Recovery Disk." If you have more than one disk, make sure you insert "Disk 1" or "Part 1." Press any key to boot from CD if prompted to do so. Choose a "Full System Restore," "Restore Factory Settings," or another option worded similarly. Confirm that you want to perform the restoration. Press "Next," "Yes," or "OK," as needed. Press "Finish" or "Restart" when prompted by the computer. Hope this helps.

Dec 23, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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When I press F8 key and it's not giving a option to restore my computer


No bootable device means the system cannot boot from where ever you are trying to boot. If you have something in the CD Drive other than a Repair Disc or Operating System Disc remove it.

Try booting from your hard drive. Turn off the computer then turn it back on and watch the screen for which key it says to hit to Change the Boot Sequence or Boot Order. Hit that key when you see the message or you will have to start over. Select the Hard Drive as your boot device. If you get a message about an unbootable device then you will need to run the Check Disk Utility. If it boots, then you will need to make a permanent change to the Boot Sequence or Boot Order.

To make a permanent change turn the computer off, then turn it back on and watch the screen for which key it says to hit to get into the Bios or System Setup. When you see the message, hit the key otherwise you will have to reboot and start over. When the Bios or System Setup window opens tab over and Change the Boot Order or Boot Sequence and save your changes.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

May 27, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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How do i turn on my computer's hard drive


If the hard drive is not working, use your system disc to recover the operating system or use a boot disc to boot in another operating system such as linux or dos and back up the data if the hard disk can be seen and maybe repartition it. You can enter BIOS and see whether BIOS can see that hard disk. Another way is to plug it to another computer and back up the data and do some repair and restore of the operating system.

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My computer won't open windows i can only open it in safe mode.


In safe mode try run your AntiVirus app.If you can,t you problably had a bad infection the i think you will nned a BOOT Disk to restore the OS.

Oct 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Disk boot failure


Yes, this is have drive issue. May not be fixable with the restore disk. Test your hard drive to see if it's still in working order.

May 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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Will not re-boot


Hello #1: Use a Windows startup diskOne of the first things you should reach for when troubleshooting a Windows XP boot problem is a Windows startup disk. This floppy disk can come in handy if the problem is being caused when either the startup record for the active partition or the files that the operating system uses to start Windows have become corrupted.
To create a Windows startup disk, insert a floppy disk into the drive of a similarly configured, working Windows XP system, launch My Computer, right-click the floppy disk icon, and select the Format command from the context menu. When you see the Format dialog box, leave all the default settings as they are and click the Start button. Once the format operation is complete, close the Format dialog box to return to My Computer, double-click the drive C icon to access the root directory, and copy the following three files to the floppy disk:
  • Boot.ini
  • NTLDR
  • Ntdetect.com
After you create the Windows startup disk, insert it into the floppy drive on the afflicted system and press [Ctrl][Alt][Delete] to reboot the computer. When you boot from the Windows startup disk, the computer will bypass the active partition and boot files on the hard disk and attempt to start Windows XP normally.
#2: Use Last Known Good ConfigurationYou can also try to boot the operating system with the Last Known Good Configuration feature. This feature will allow you to undo any changes that caused problems in the CurrentControlSet registry key, which defines hardware and driver settings. The Last Known Good Configuration feature replaces the contents of the CurrentControlSet registry key with a backup copy that was last used to successfully start up the operating system.
To use the Last Known Good Configuration feature, first restart the computer by pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Delete]. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start or hear the single beep, press [F8] to display the Windows Advanced Options menu. Select the Last Known Good Configuration item from the menu and press [Enter].
Keep in mind that you get only one shot with the Last Known Good Configuration feature. In other words, if it fails to revive your Windows XP on the first attempt, the backup copy is also corrupt.
#3: Use System RestoreAnother tool that might be helpful when Windows XP won't boot is System Restore. System Restore runs in the background as a service and continually monitors system-critical components for changes. When it detects an impending change, System Restore immediately makes backup copies, called restore points, of these critical components before the change occurs. In addition, System Restore is configured by default to create restore points every 24 hours.
To use System Restore, first restart the computer by pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Delete]. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start or hear the single beep, press [F8] to display the Windows Advanced Options menu. Now, select the Safe Mode item from the menu and press [Enter].
Once Windows XP boots into Safe mode, click the Start button, access the All Programs | Accessories | System Tools menu, and select System Restore. Because you're running in Safe mode, the only option on the opening screen of the System Restore wizard is Restore My Computer To An Earlier Time, and it's selected by default, so just click Next. Then, follow along with the wizard to select a restore point and begin the restoration procedure.
#4: Use Recovery ConsoleWhen a Windows XP boot problem is severe, you'll need to use a more drastic approach. The Windows XP CD is bootable and will provide you with access to a tool called Recovery Console.
To boot from the Windows XP CD, insert it into the CD-ROM drive on the problem system and press [Ctrl][Alt][Delete] to reboot the computer. Once the system begins booting from the CD, simply follow the prompts that will allow the loading of the basic files needed to run Setup. When you see the Welcome To Setup screen, shown inFigure A, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
Thanks.

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Gateway mx6453 wont boot up- oper system not found


Restart the computer while tapping the deleate key this should bring you to bios go to advanced and check if the harddrive is listed with it highlighted press enter to enter the sub menu make shure its not disabled if it is enable it hit escape key to exit sub menu go to Boot on main menu set hard drive as 1st boot device set cd/dvd drive as 2nd boot device press f10 to save changes and exit. Try restarting
if you get msg opperating system not found use the system restore disk
Hope This Helps good luck
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HP DV4 displays only a blue screen running vista


Shutdown the computer,disconnect external peripherials.
Turn on the computer and hit F8 key as soon as you restart the computer
You will get the windows advance options menu.
Select the Safe mode option and hit enter.
If the computer boots in safe mode, do a system restore to previous date.
If computer restore then issue is resolved.
If still unable to boot in safe mode.
Ran a harddrive diagnostic.If harddrive test passes. If harddrive test fails replace harddrive.
Boot the system using the windows xp or vista operating system disk. Try to repair the OS then reboot the system and check.
If still unable to boot possible issue with corrupt operating system.
Reinstall Operating system. / Recover System . Good Luck.

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Sony vgn-fz430e won't boot. Power and battery led turn on, hdd flashes, then nothing


The operating system is probably corrupted. If there is a file system and the OSID file is intact, it will try to boot up, but fail and end up not doing anything at all.
Hopefully you have a backup of your files:
You should reinstall the operating system. If the computer came with a restore disk (which it probably did), locate that and boot your computer from it. If it didn't, try booting up with system restore. I don't know how to do that on your computer because it varies from computer to computer.

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Reboot


To Reboot a computer is to turn it off, wait at least 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

A.If you're thinking of Reboot, as to reinstall the Operating System, you use a Restoration Disk, (sometimes listed as Recovery Disk), insert it in your CD/DVD drive, and restart your computer.
(Just press the CTRL, ALT and Delete keys AT THE SAME TIME.
Not shouting. Windows XP and Windows Vista are examples of an Operating System)

B.If you're trying to install an Operating System, from a CD disk that you bought, I suggest you go into BIOS Setup, and in Boot Order, change the first boot device to CDROM. Insert the CD disk in your CD/DVD drive, and restart the computer.

If you buy a Full Installation CD disk, as listed above, you have to change the Boot Order.
For example:
1.You have Windows XP on your computer now. It has problems, and doesn't work correctly. Instead of getting the Restoration Disk from your computer manufacturer, you decided to just buy a genuine copy of Windows XP, and install it. (This is a Full Installation Disk)

The Windows XP you have installed now, will not let the one you bought install over it, by just putting the disk in the drive. Change the first boot device, in Boot Order to CDROM, and it will. The Windows XP you have now, will 'see' the Windows XP you're trying to install, as just the same version. You have to install a better version of Windows, in order for it to write over what is installed.
Such as Windows Vista.

2.You have Windows Vista on your computer, and are not happy with it. You would like to put Windows XP on instead. Windows XP is considered a lesser version, and Vista won't let it write over it.
Go to BIOS Setup, change the first boot device in Boot Order, to CDROM, and it will.


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