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Operating system corrupted will not load up how can I fix it

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If Windows does not fully load then you have a bad hard drive, if windows fully loads but you cannot do anything then you will need to format your hard drive and do a fresh install of windows

Posted on May 30, 2010

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    Jeremy Reddick May 30, 2010

    You need to get a new hard drive and install a fresh copy of windows

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How to fix flashing cursor in top left screen on boot up?


If this is all you get after the post screen, then your operating system has become corrupt or the hard drive is having issues in the boot sector. Reload windows from your installation CD. This will of course wipe out all your information, but the computer should run. If not then I would suspect a bad hard drive.

Hope this helps

Jan 30, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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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BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted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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Whats the problem when computer boots, the loading progress bar og windows XP is displayed, but as soon as the computer goes into Windows XP, the screen turns black and stays black?


you coform the problem comes only when printer connected.
detach the printer cable from system and boot the system.
the problem still persist then reload the Win XP
re install the printer driver.
the problem will be solved

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My sata 500 gb hdd is hung, office 2010 not working, how can i formatt hdd,(loosing data- no problem, have backed it up already)


you might try this before you format your hardvdrive uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive
hope this helps

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup

Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

this will erase you operating system you have to have a operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)

hope this helps


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While recovering my laptop 2910tx from recovery cd i got an error 0x4001100200001005. what should i do? install another version os, or other way?/


Since you didn't give much info I'll do my best. Did the error tell you that it couldn't find an operating system? Driver?
Reboot and enter "set up" change the boot order in the BIOS so that your cd/dvd is the first boot device. If you computer isn't destroyed you should get the recovery console then. Try getting into safe mode if possible and doing a system restore, or last known good configuration if you can't restore. If you can boot try those first if not then use the console and try to fix mbr.
MBR stands for Master Boot Record and it's the first sector of your hard drive that basically tells the BIOS where to look for the operating system on your computer.
If, for any reason, the MBR becomes damaged or corrupt, then the operating system will be unable to load. You will normally see error messages like:
Error loading operating system
Missing operating system
Invalid partition table
These messages are definitely not fun, especially if you are not familiar with computers. Most people would automatically assume their computers are dead! However, that's not true. Being in IT myself, these errors are actually preferably to other types of Windows errors. Why?
Well, it's actually fairly easy to fix the Master Boot Record in XP and Vista. All you have to do is load up the Recovery Console and run a simple command. All of your data, applications, settings, etc are still intact on the drive and once the MBR is fixed, the computer will load normally.
So how can you repair your damaged MBR? Here are the steps to follow:

1. First, restart your computer with the Windows XP setup disk in the CD drive.
2. When prompted, boot from the CD drive by pressing any key. If Windows loads automatically, you will first have to enter the BIOS setup and change the order of the boot devices to start with the CD drive.
3. Once the setup loads, you will see the option to press R to repair a Windows installation.
4. Once the Recovery Console loads up, you will have to type in a number that corresponds to your Windows installation. This is normally just 1. Press Enter and then type in the Administrator password.
5. Now at the prompt, type in fixmbr. Your damaged MBR will now be replaced with a new master boot record and your computer should now be able to boot properly. Note that you may also want to run the fixboot command to repair the boot sector with a new one.
Also, make sure you only use these commands on a system with one operating system installed. If you have more than one operating system installed, fixmbr and fixboot could mess up everything.
Fix MBR in Vista
In Vista (I'm assuming you have Vista) the procedure to fix the master boot record is a bit different. You have to start up Vista in the Recovery Environment and then run the bootrec command. Here's how.

1. First, load up the Windows Vista disc in your drive and press any key to boot from the disc.
2. Choose the language, time, currency, etc and click Next. Now click on Repair Your Computer.
3. Choose the operating system to repair and click Next. When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
4. Now type bootrec.exe and press Enter. This will rebuild the boot configuration data and hopefully fix your problem. You can also run the command with switches to fix just the master boot record (/fixmbr), the boot sector (/fixboot), or rebuild the entire BCD (/rebuildbcd).

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Oct 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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We got the problem in our internal segate harddisk. when the system is on, shows the error message of Boot disk failure.


This sounds like a problem with the hard drive's MBR (Master Boot Record) If you have a windows xp disk, insert it and boot from it, make sure that your cd-rom device is set as the first in the list on your boot priority in your bios. Here are the steps for xp and vista

So how can you repair your damaged MBR? Here are the steps to follow:
1. First, restart your computer with the Windows XP setup disk in the CD drive. If you don’t have your original disk, borrow one or download a ISO image from a torrent site.
2. When prompted, boot from the CD drive by pressing any key. If Windows loads automatically, you will first have to enter the BIOS setup and change the order of the boot devices to start with the CD drive.
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3. Once the setup loads, you will see the option to press R to repair a Windows installation.
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4. Once the Recovery Console loads up, you will have to type in a number that corresponds to your Windows installation. This is normally just 1. Press Enter and then type in the Administrator password.
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5. Now at the prompt, type in fixmbr. Your damaged MBR will now be replaced with a new master boot record and your computer should now be able to boot properly. Note that you may also want to run the fixboot command to repair the boot sector with a new one.
Also, make sure you only use these commands on a system with one operating system installed. If you have more than one operating system installed, fixmbr and fixboot could mess up everything.
Fix MBR in Vista In Vista, the procedure to fix the master boot record is a bit different. You have to start up Vista in the Recovery Environment and then run the bootrec command. Here’s how.
1. First, load up the Windows Vista disc in your drive and press any key to boot from the disc.
2. Choose the language, time, currency, etc and click Next. Now click on Repair Your Computer.
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3. Choose the operating system to repair and click Next. When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
systemrecoveryoptions-thumb.png
4. Now type bootrec.exe and press Enter. This will rebuild the boot configuration data and hopefully fix your problem. You can also run the command with switches to fix just the master boot record (/fixmbr), the boot sector (/fixboot), or rebuild the entire BCD (/rebuildbcd).
If you are still having trouble with loading Windows, post a comment and I’ll see if I can help! Enjoy

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System is wont boot


Getting 0x0000008e is surely a signal that your registry is corrupted. What you need to do is to fix 0x0000008e as well as other registry errors to prevent your registry from total corruption. If you continue to run this damaged system and don’t fix 0x0000008e, this potential risk will bring you more troubles, Even system crash.

Cause of the problem would be.Mis-deleting registry entries, downloading dubious files, hard shutdown PC etc can also cause 0x0000008e.

Heres how to fix the issue

Download the software fix by clicking here.
Launch it after finishing the installation.
Click “Scan Now” button
Click “Repair Problems” button and fix 0x0000008e.

May 21, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Try's to boot up, but goes to small blue screen


When your computer hardware appears to power up okay, but the Windows XP operating system won't boot properly, you have to begin a troubleshooting expedition that includes getting into the operating system, determining the problem, and then fixing it. To help you get started on this expedition, here are 10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot.

#1: Use a Windows startup disk



#2: Use Last Known Good Configuration



#3: Use System Restore



#4: Use Recovery Console



#5: Fix a corrupt Boot.ini



#6: Fix a corrupt partition boot sector



#7: Fix a corrupt master boot record



#8: Disable automatic restart



#9: Restore from a backup


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Nov 29, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-S150 Notebook

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Brand screen shows for a long time before it loads settings.


Try taking out the harddrive and putting it in another computer. Boot up the computer and see if window does a scan disc for errors before booting the system if it does then you know that something corrupted your system. the next step is to allow the other computer fix the hard drive with repair disc tools in the properties of the harddrive.Do a scan disc and automatic fix errors scan. Also do a scan disc and restore bad sectors fix. Do a complete of the defrag of the disc.If this is not the problem.You will need to check the bios ans see if it has become corrupted. check all the functions and see if anything has changed from your original settings. If it has do a restore by loading default settings.Try to boot up your computer and remove any new programs you may have downloaded just before you started having the problems. If you cannot boot go into the bios again and change the boot sequence to disc and load the windows disc to boot in safe mode to try to remove the programs.See if the system restores to normal operations. If not use the discs repair function to fix problems with windows that may have happened from the corruption.This problem could also be a hardware problem like a bad power supply or motherboard. These should be tested for problems before doing all the windows and hardrrive testing. Just to make sure you are not going in the wrong direction with the repair. Check the power supply with a power supply tester to see if it is working correctly, check to see if its is full of dust and dirt tha maybe affecting its operation. do a check of the condition of the motherboard for bad components like capacitors that maybe causing a problem with voltage regulation to the boards processors.Check the main processor and its heatsink and make sure that it is seated properly and the fan is working correctly.If all this look good and working, then work on the harddrive and windows problems.Be sure to test the operation of the system after each fix or repair to see if you have foun the problem.I hope this helps you with your problem.

May 19, 2009 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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Computer turns on, wont load windows, then goes to a blank screen


When a PC boots first it checks all of the hardware to ensure all is working properly. The stage two of that is turning it over to the operating system. When it is turned over to the operating system the first thing it looks for is the Master Boot Record which is a small program on your hard drive that starts your operating system. If it cannot find the Master Boot Record or if the boot record is corrupt then the operating system will not load. In order to fix put the WIndows operating system disk into your CD ROM and let it boot to the CD ROM. Allow it to load for a few minutes and it will eventually ask you if you want to proceed with the installation or "repair". Choose repair. This is one option to fix your boot record.
Second option is to use Recovery Console. Put the Windows CD in the CD ROM. Click on Start and then Run. In the run box type D:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons (where D is your CD ROM drive). Follow the instructions on the screen. You will be at the command line, type in FIXBOOT. This will also fix your master boot record. Follow these procedures anytime you have an operating system load error use the Recovery CD as your last resort. Hope this helps.

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