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Comaq Boot Problem

Downloaded update of internet explorer. Couldn't access web. Rebooted and now it just boots into recovery console every time.

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Use original OS cd and repair windows

Posted on Feb 27, 2008


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WHAT KEY IS REQUIRED FOR RECOVERY OF MEDION MT 7 PC


From the Setup CD-ROM
1.
Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.
2.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.
3.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
4.
When prompted, type the Administrator password.
5.
At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.
6.
To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit.
If you have already installed the Recovery Console
1.
During Startup, select Recovery Console from the startup options menu.
2.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
3.
When prompted, type the Administrator password.
4.
At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.
5.
To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit.

Aug 15, 2012 | Medion MD-1704 PC Desktop

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Boot problems and their possible causes & resolutions


Symptoms:
Black screen
"Invalid Partition Table"
"Error loading operating system"
"Missing operating system"


Cause:
Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR

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Symptoms:
"A disk read error occurred"
"NTLDR is missing"
"NTLDR is compressed"


Cause:
Corrupt boot sector

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector

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Symptoms:
"BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt"
"Boot device inaccessible"
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"


Cause:
BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI

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Symptoms:
"Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"


Cause:
Corrupt/missing system hive

Resolution:
1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot.
2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media


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Symptoms:
"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."


Cause:
Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI

Resolution:
Check the boot volume is accessible

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Symptoms:
Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows

Cause:
System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64

Resolution:
Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume

on May 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My computer will sometimes get stuck on MicrosoftUpdates-show


Updates immediately take over if you boot in safe mode?

Try turning the machine off in the middle by just hitting the power button to see if it will go to the Startup Repair screen so you can get to the Recovery Console. Let the startup repair run, then if it says it couldn't fix it, get to the Recovery Screen and see if you can run a System Restore and select a Restore Point (date and time) before the update was downloaded. System Restore does not delete your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed after the restore point you selected). System Recovery on the other hand Deletes Everything and sets your system back to when you first purchased it.

Try running the check disk utility.

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.



If after the check disk utility you are still having problems then you might have to reinstall your operating system.

May 16, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 530 -Intel® Pentium®...

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Black screen on monitor


do you have your original windows software disk?
you can go to safe mode by pressing f8 during the boot sequence.. tap f8 a few times from the second the computer starts to boot.
It is possible you have a virus or something that damaged the master boot record.

Here is a tutorial on recovering the MBR:
To access this, I booted the system from a Windows XP CD, waited for files to be loaded into memory, then selected R for recovery console, selected my Windows XP installation and entered the administrator password.
Once inside the Windows XP recovery console, I tried the fixboot command. This didn’t seem to make any difference on reboot, so I tried again with fixmbr. After another reboot, Windows XP was up and running (some Internet sites suggest fdisk /mbr but that’s not a recovery console command under Windows XP).

May 31, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows shut down unexpectedly, and when I rebooted, I had lost all my icons, and start tool bar. How to get them back?


  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
    Windows XP to run on your computer:

    To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

    To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

    To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
  3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. To Repair Install, press ENTER
    note.gifTo Repair Install, press ENTER
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  4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
  5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read
  6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.take care god bless

May 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Sprtcmd.exe-bad image Application DLLC:\WINDOWS\system 32\NTMARTA.DLL not a valid image. Check this against your installation diskette


You may be able to perform a restore, From the start menu chose programs>accessories>systemtools>System Restore
Choose a restore point that you think has a best date and time when your pc was working better.

Apr 16, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

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EXPLORER WON'T RESPOND


i am sorry it is late i kind of read over the fact that your modem works and dowloaded xp sp3.
if your internet explorer doesnt go to any webpage check the following settings in internet explorer :
tools>internet options>connections
now if you work on a dial up modem your connection should be in there.
if its not just add one and follow the steps accordingly.

if your on a Local Area Network (LAN) this should be empty

also go to : Lan settings
in the same tab
and make sure no proxy info is entered that should all be off and empty.
you can click : Automatically detect settings
to on.

Feb 11, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCV-RX500 PC Desktop

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Deleted dll


BOOT FROM YOUR WINDOWS DISC AND CHOSE OPTION RECOVERY CONSOLE AND USE THE GUIDED HELP...BUT FIRST DOWNLOAD THE MISSING FILE AND COPY IT TO WINDOWS 32 SYSTEM FILE FOLDER.RICHARDM69

Dec 01, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8100 PC Desktop

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I have a Gateway Desktop PC.(831GM) I used Internet Explorer as my browser and now I can't access it. My ISP is Verizon and they tried to re-set my computer to the original default settings but we still...


You may need to put your model number in gateways website and download the drivers to a thumb drive or burn to a cd before attempting this.

The fastest resolution to this problem is to take a respective windows disk (make sure you check your key on the side of the tower and see if it says xp home or xp professional) whichever you have get a windows disk the same as this and boot from the windows disk first it will ask you if you want to boot from cd press any key do so. then it will load drivers. it will then ask you if you want to load the recovery console or if you want to install windows, press what key it says for installing windows. it will then check for previous versions of windows xp on the computer. eventually it will pop-up with a license agreement, press F8 to accept. then if you used the appropriate disc (XP or PRO) it will then ask if you want to repair the previous installation of windows. press r for repair. it will then begin the repair copying files then rebooting. do not remove the disc and do not hit a key when it asks if you want to boot from the cd rom at this point. it will do it's thing for about 2-5 minutes. at this point it will ask for a license key which you will type in from your key located on the outside of the case. hit enter it will continue, if it has a question about network settings tell it to use defualt. if any other pop-ups appear between now and reboot cancel the pop-up. it will reboot and again do not boot from the cd let it time out, and done you will be in windows xp. install all drivers needed and run automatic updates if auto updates do not work google: automatic update repair batch file. there are a few out there that will auto clear the cache for updates. after running it for a while and a couple more reboots then updates will function properly.

Jul 02, 2008 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Compaq Presario F700 Acts like it is starting to boot up hen pwered on, but then shows a message that sys was not shut down properly etc.. I have tried all the safe modes as well as regular mode. The...


Boot into the recovery console and run; chkdsk /r Note the space between dsk and /r. If you are unsure of how to get into the recovery console, and have access to a Windows CD; 1. Boot the computer with the Windows CD 2. Select the option to enter the recovery console 3. At the prompt, type CHKDSK /R and press enter (this may take a while). If you do not have access to a Windows CD, but DO have access to a working system with a CD-R or CD/RW, download the XP Recovery Console CD ISO* and burn it to CD using DeepBurner (or whichever application you have that supports such (DeepBurner, Nero, MagicISO etc)). http://archives.mysteryfcm.co.uk/?f=System/Diagnostics/XP_Recovery_Console_CD_ISO * This CD ISO will load pretty much the same as the XP installation program but will NOT provide installation options, ONLY the recovery console. This can be used regardless of whether you are using 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista. Once you have the ISO burnt, boot the computer using the CD and go to the recovery console. Once at the recovery console, type the following and press enter; CHKDSK /R

Jun 09, 2008 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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