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Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."

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If you have not checked these(I am sure you have probably gone through this or don't need to but just in case)

First thing is first you have installed a new hard disk, is this the only hard disk installed. If Yes, does the bios recognize it? If Yes, is it bootable. Meaning is there a working copy of windows installed? If not reinstall from windows installation disk. If Yes, you may still have to reinstall windows you can use the windows installation disk as well.


This sounds like an issue that I had taking a hard drive from one computer and placing it in a brand new one. This message sounds like windows is damaged. I had to reinstall windows and leave the file system intact. There is an option to do this. If you feel comfortable you can always use a boot disk and check the boot .ini to make sure that it has the correct path for windows written in that may be the issue there. This file is hidden in the root directory of the drive.

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Needed is an operation manual "how to" for HGST Touro 4TB external hard drive machine just bought. Want to know how to transfer files from computer to external storage?


FIRST the short ANSWER; Open Windows Explorer and drag and drop files/folders to new drive.

LONG ANSWER; Connect drive,during boot up of PC, and ENTER (CMOS) SETUP. See if drive is listed.

IF LISTED resume boot and see if Windows FINDS new Hardware and installs it. If so go to short answer.
If not seen by windows but seen by CMOS the drive must be PARTITIONED and then FORMATTED. OR

IF disk came with install CD run install to assure all needed USB drivers are present for windows to install disk through USB port.

Once USB drivers are installed reboot PC and see if Windows finds new hardware.


IF windows still does not install new HD but CMOS shows drive is present, the drive needs to be partitioned.


To partition new drive type DISKPART at dos prompt or in START RUN OPEN and press enter.


At the DISKPART> ( prompt ) type LIST DISK then press enter.

Example: DISKPART> LIST DISK press enter

FIND the number assigned to the new drive in the list (#), then type SELECT DISK #

Example: DISKPART> SELECT DISK 2 press enter

the info returned in the dos window should be;

Example: Disk 2 is now the selected disk

Type CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED

Example: DISKPART> CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED press enter


Now shutdown the PC then reboot. Windows should now Find hardware and install new disk.


Click START then COMPUTER the new disk should be listed.

Right click on the Drive and select FORMAT use NTFS format.


now you should be able to drag and drop files/folders to your new disk.

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I have a dell optiplex320 windowsxp desktop,i cannot log on,a box comes up saying windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.could not read from the selected...


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well I can tell you it either it is Software (windows xp) or hardware your hard drive. you will need the windows xp disk.

IF YOUR DVD TRAY IS NOT OPENING THIER IS A PIN SIZE HOLE NEAR IT AND USE A PAPER CLIP TO STICK IT IN AND POP THE TRAY OUT.
hope the tray opens and then you can move on to a repair install.

here is how to do a repair install 10 steps
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/instxprepair1.htm

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When i turn my samsung n145 plus notebook on,cperating system not found


How to Fix Operating System Not Found Errors
An Operating System Not Found error typically crops up in the start-up cycle for a computer, before Windows has had a chance to load. The computer is letting you know that there is a problem with that normal start-up cycle, and it has come at a point where it would be expecting Windows to take over from the BIOS--the software built in to your computer's motherboard.

Things You'll Need:
Windows install disk Spare hard drive

Instructions:Repairing Windows
1 Insert the Windows install disk for your version of Windows and reboot the PC. With the computer unable to find the operating system on the hard drive, it may skip automatically to the next possible boot device, which should be the CD or DVD-ROM drive. Some systems may be configured to boot to that source first, and others may not be configured to roll over to the next device at all. When in doubt, there should be an option to select boot device when the computer is first powered on (the F12 key on most Dell computers) and you can boot straight to the optical drive from there.
2 Press any key when prompted to boot to the install disk, then follow the on-screen instructions. You'll want to try to perform a repair on the existing Windows install, which you will get to by first selecting a new install of Windows.
3 Select to install a new operating system, and the install package will look to see if Windows is already installed. If it finds the existing install, the installer should give you a chance to perform a repair of what's currently on the hard drive, replacing corrupted files with clean ones from the install disk.
4 If the Windows installer does not detect an existing Windows install on the hard drive, then the hard drive itself may be at fault.
5 Replace the hard drive and repeat the first few steps to install Windows from scratch. The original hard drive is likely corrupted or otherwise broken, and may not be recoverable at all, outside of an expensive, third-party data retrieval service.

Tips & Warnings
If you determine that the hard drive is to blame, keep the original hard drive connected as a secondary drive. It may be that just portions of the disk itself are to blame, and the rest of the disk will be readable once your new install of Windows recognizes the old drive.

Replacing a hard drive or even opening a computer may void an existing warranty. Double check to determine if your computer is still under warranty, especially since it may cover any hardware-related repairs

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Are you trying to install this OS (Operating System) , or is it already installed on a hard drive?
If you are installing it, make sure you change the boot order to the optical drive (DVD drive). If it's already installed, was it installed with an OEM disk? If yes, then you might need a new Windows XP disc. This is because, when using an OEM disc, if you change the hard drive or motherboard, it doesn't really work.

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I switched my IDE hard drive into another computer that is a little more up to date. computer boots, passes post, shows these options " safe mode, safe mode with networking and command prompt. start...


As the Windows installation is installed on the first computer hardware configuration and now it is moved to another computer hardware configuration, ie another computer. It will not work as Microsoft prohibits moving/changing hardware configurations to the extent of another computer system.

In your case you will have to return the hard drive to your original computer and then backup your files. Then this hard drive needs to be formatted, all data will be lost. Then the hard drive can be install in the better computer and a fresh installation may be performed. However you will need to read the terms and conditions of your Windows License Agreement to see if this is indeed possible.

With regards to the DVD drive, it needs to be connected on the IDE2 port, right at the end of the IDE bus/ribbon. There are 3 positions a longer length and 2 shorter lengths.
Long side plugs into the mainboard, the middle one is left open and the shorter end one is plugged into your DVD Drive.
Ensure that the jumper located between the power and IDE port of the DVD drive is set to the Master Position. The details can be found on the label on top of the DVD drive.

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1. you will need to know 1st that the hard drive you are installing is compatible with the desktop.
2. Is the hard drive compatible with the new Operating system (VISTA).
3. Check to see if you have the hard drive properly inserted that is properly cabled and connected.This will render error in installation.
4. Make sure you are installing the Operating system correctly.
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6. Try formatting the hard drive again and re-installing.

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Stop c0000218 registry failure


This will sometimes happen with a Windows XP installation when either the hardware in not compatible with the operating system...or the hard drive is damaged.

Use the recovery console to confirm that the hard disk or file system Is not damaged loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Important We recommend that only advanced users or administrators use the Recovery Console.

Note Only the Administrator account can access the Recovery Console.
  1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD drive. If prompted, select any options that you must select to start from the CD drive.

    Note To start your computer from the Windows XP CD drive, your CD drive or DVD drive must be configured to do this. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD drive or DVD drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer or contact the computer manufacturer.
  2. When you are prompted to select Repair or Recover, press R. This starts the Microsoft Recovery Console.

    Note You may have to enter the number to specify the Windows XP installation in the hard disk.
  3. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the Administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  4. Use the chkdsk command-line tool to examine the hard disks. At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r, and then press ENTER.
  5. Read the results, and then take any steps that you must take to complete the process. For example, you may be prompted to run chkdsk /f to fix certain problems.
  6. Restart the computer, and then try to run Setup again.

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My brother just gave me his hp pavilion dv4-1313dx laptop and i want to reinstall windows vista. how do i remove windows xp? i just want to clean all of his garbage out of my laptop then reinstall vista,...


First check the System requirements The following list describes the recommended minimum hardware requirements for basic functionality of the different editions of Windows Vista. Actual hardware requirements vary, depending on system configuration and on the programs and the features that you install. If you install Windows Vista over a network, additional hard disk space may be required.

Windows Vista Home Basic
  • 800-megahertz (MHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 800-MHz 64-bit (x64) processor
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Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate
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  • Windows Aero-capable graphics card

    Note This includes a DirectX 9-class graphics card that supports the following:
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    • 32 bits per pixel
  • 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
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Note A Windows Aero-capable graphics card is a graphics card that meets the following requirements:
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If your computer is compatible follow directions below.

Option 1
loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); To perform a clean installation of Windows Vista from the current version of Windows on the computer, follow these steps:
  1. Start the computer and make sure that the current version of Windows has started.
  2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray. Wait a moment for the Setup program to start automatically.
  3. If the Setup program does not start automatically, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start and then click Run.
    2. Type Drive:\setup.exe and then click OK.

      Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer’s DVD drive.
  4. When the Setup program starts and the Install now screen appears, click Install now.
  5. When the Which type of installation do you want? screen appears, click Custom (advanced). The follow the instructions to install Windows Vista.
If Windows Vista is now running on your computer, you have completed the installation successfully.

OR
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Option 2
Note for the option below The computer must be configured to start from the DVD drive.

To perform a clean installation of Windows Vista by starting the computer from the Windows Vista DVD, follow these steps:
  1. Start the computer.
  2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray.
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key.
  5. Follow the instructions to install Windows Vista.
If Windows Vista is now running on your computer, you have completed the installation successfully.


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Can not read disk error


You can't install any hard disk from any computer and install it into your computer and expect it to work unless it came from the same model computer with the same devices that are installed on your computer.
When Windows is installed it configures the operating system unique to that computer and stores this info in the Windows registry.
To get a used hard disk to work in your computer, you have to install Windows as a fresh installation on your computer.

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