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Windows vista. laptop won't boot up. just keeps

Windows vista. laptop (medion)won't boot up. just keeps telling me to press ctrl-alt-del. says 'disk read error'. help

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First check iff there is a cd in ur drive
iff its not then enter boot and go to advanced setings
see if ur pc is set to primary boot from HDD nor Cd/dvd

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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How do I get it to go into bios when pressing f2 doesn't work?


Per the internet site, it depends upon the model of laptop. Here are some examples:

Laptops - Access Bios Settings Key

Issue


The most common Access Bios key is the "DEL" button or "F2". This depends on the laptop model, however, and can be confusing if you do not know which key to press.


Solution


Here is a list of laptop models and brands with the keyboard commands / key for accessing the BIOS Setup:



Acer: F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC

ARI: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

AST: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

Compaq 8700: F10

CompUSA: DEL

Cybermax: ESC



Dell Laptops:

Dell 400: F3, F1

Dell 4400: F12

Dell Dimension: F2 or DEL

Dell Inspiron: F2

Dell Latitude: Fn+F1 (while booted)

Dell Latitude: F2 (on boot)

Dell Optiplex: DEL

Dell Optiplex: F2

Dell Precision: F2



eMachine: F2

Gateway 2000 1440: F1

Gateway 2000 Solo: F2

HP (Hewlett-Packard): F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)

IBM: F1

E-pro Laptop: F2

IBM PS/2: CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL

IBM Thinkpad (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.



Micron: F1, F2, or DEL

Packard Bell: F1, F2, Del

Seanix: DEL

Sony VAIO: F2

Sony VAIO: F3

Tiger: DEL



Toshiba 335 CDS: ESC

Toshiba Protege: ESC

Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS: F1

Toshiba Tecra: ESC then F1 or F2



Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]:


  • Turn on the computer by holding down the power button while pressing the ESC key



    • The machine will beep, then display:




    • Check System, then press [F1] key.





  • Release the ESC key


  • Press the F1 key


Laptops Access Bios Settings Key

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NTLDR is missing press CTRL ALT DEL to restart.. How to fix wothout windows xp install or program disk


Try pressing F8 just before it tries to boot, you may be able to get into your system and back up your data. Then check out flea bay for a copy of XP.

Apr 09, 2014 | Dell Computers & Internet

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BOOTMGR missing


If you have the operating system replacement disc thaT CAME WITH pc, that is what you are going to need. that file is what is missing that initiates the boot

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Its saying boot mgr is compressed press ctrl+alt+del to restart but when i do that it just goes back to the same thing boot mgr is compressed press ctrl+alt+del to restart


You need to format your Laptop or you can try replacing the Boot files from another Laptop.
You can try repairing your OS by booting the original disc.

Dec 08, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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"A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to


Most likely the hard drive is failing, run diagnostics on the hard drive if you have a resource CD. Or you can download them from support.dell.com

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Hii.. I tried compressing my C drive. And now when I start my computer I get a message saying 'BOOTMGR is compressed Press ctrl alt del to continue' and the same thing keeps happening again and again....


Hmm, you need the Windows Vista installation disc to fix this problem. Can you find a friend with one you can borrow? This Microsoft site tells you what to do if you have the disk:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391

If you for some strange reason have lost your Vista DVD, then you can also use a Windows 2000 / XP install CD and enter the recovery console instead and execute the following commands:
  • attrib -c c:\bootmgr
  • attrib -c c:\ntldr

Aug 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Gateway/vista black screen with no ctrl+alt+del but a nice cursor


Try this, before it boots up and just after in posts press F8, it should bring up a page where you can choose your boot option, choose "Safe Mode", if the computer does boot to safe mode there are a few steps you can do to remedy this.

First goto my computer, c:drive/windows and scroll down to a folder called prefetch open the folder, highlight everything in that folder by left clicking once on one of the icons and holding control(ctrl) then pressing A once everything is highlighted hold down the shift key and press delete, everything should now be gone, exit out of all the windows do a disk clean up, my computer right click on c:drive (your main drive) and click on disk cleanup tick all boxes and then click ok to start deleting the temp files. once finished reboot mechines and leave it to boot up. if you still are having problems or it wont boot up into safe mode post back. cheers.

Feb 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Bootmgr is compressed and press ctri+alt+del to restart


Hello ajay1 8 83
You need run SFC /SCANNOW
Read this first for more understanding http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212/

Try booting to your Vista installation CD. Choose Repair. Select your operating system, should bethe only one. It will repair the BOOTMGR.


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Compressed boot manager


Windows Vista includes a new Boot Manager (BootMgr) that replaces the old NT Loader (Ntldr).

If the boot partition no longer can be found, then Vista will display the following error: BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information

More Info MS KB 919529
More Info MS KB 927391

This can usually be solved by checking the boot devices, and if no problems found then use Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and perform a "Startup Repair".

If by accident having compressed the entire boot partition, then Vista will display the following error: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
This can usually be solved by using Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and perform a "Startup Repair". If that fails then use WinRE to enter the "Command Prompt" and execute these commands:
  • compact /U C:\bootmgr
  • compact /U C:\ntldr

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Error Message Upon booting up


go to bios and load defaults. if still same thing happens after reboot. Boot from OS cd, on windows etup page, choose "R" to run recovery console. Choose OS. Run CHKDSK /R.

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