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When computer boot it go to repair screen, I pick repair , then screen display"communication with a device connect to computer usb, harddrive, cdcom... Status 0xc00000e9 Info: an unexpected I/O error has occurred It is preload Vista home system bios 1.80

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Try disconnecting all devices plugged into your computer and then see if it will boot. If this fails go to load last good configuration on the repair screen and see if it resolves.

If this answer resolves your problem please remember to accept and rate my answer. If not feel free to post up further information via the comment button and I will endevour to troubleshoot.

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Reseat the RAM module/s and boot up the laptop.
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Hello I have a LENOVO-Y430 laptop, suddenly my laptop stopped functioning, It gets stuck in the STARTUP LENOVO SCREEN, I get two options in the bottom of the screen, press F2 for SETUP & Press F12 for...

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Make sure first that there are no devices plug in to the usb when you boot up the computer. Check if the harddrive is being detected by the computer. Press F2 to go to BIOS menu and see if the computer can detect you harddrive. It should be under the main menu and will say below harddrive. It should give you infromation of the harddrive. If there is no information of the harddrive then the problem there is the harddrive already.

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If you still have this problem, your harddrive might have a problem with the booting files on it. Reinstalling or repairing windows will fix this. Put your windows disc in and boot to it.

Hopefully you wont have a problem installing or repairing windows or your harddrive could be bad. Before buying a new harddrive for it try removing it from the bay and reinstalling it, in case of a bad connection (example:harddrive wasn't fully connected.).You could go into bios and see if it shows up there.

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The easiest thing to check is to unplug any USB drive type devices (say the MP3 player) before starting Windows and see if that helps. If not then it sounds like something on the harddrive was messed up.

You could try holding F8 at boot to get the boot menu. Select Safe Mode and see if that will boot. If it does, answer yes to the popup question and then do Start'Run and type in:
to get a command prompt. In the command prompt type:
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It should say that it can't check the drive right now (since Windows is running off that drive) and ask if you want to check it at boot. Answer with a y. Then reboot, let it try to startup normally, and chkdsk should run and check the drive for errors.

If that doesn't work (can't boot safe mode) and If you've got a Windows CD, (XP SP2 version disc may be needed if you have really large harddrives, doesn't have to be the disc used to install Windows on that computer) you could try booting it and go into the Recovery Console. (Basically a dos prompt type thing.)
Then type:
chkdsk c: /p
It should check the harddrive for errors and if it finds some will try and fix them. If when it's done it says it found and fixed one or more errors, then I'd do it again and see if it says it found one or more errors. (If it doesn't say that it found errors the second time then, hopefully, that means it fixed the errors it previously found. If it keeps finding errors every time you run it then that may indicate that the drive is failing.) In any case, running chkdsk once as above may help you get into Windows. (I'd still have it do chkdsk c: /f on reboot as above after booting Windows, just to be on the safe side.) You will need to have set a password for the Administrator account to do the Recovery Console though. (Administrator account is accessible when booting in Safe Mode.)

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This problem can be resolved by changing the "USB Emulation" in the Computer BIOS settings.
If you are using a DELL Computer just follow my instruction below.

If you are using a USB keyboard, do not disable “USB Emulation”, “USB Keyboard Support”, or “USB Legacy Support”. If the settings must be disabled, use a PS/2 keyboard

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Follow the steps below to turn off the ability to boot from USB devices but still support a USB keyboard while starting. Contact Dell for assistance if necessary.
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Changing the BIOS on a Dell Laptop PC.
Follow the steps below to turn off the ability to boot from USB devices but still support a USB keyboard while starting. Contact Dell for assistance if necessary.
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