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Reboot Loop On Install


I'm trying to install win 7 home premium on a new pc, specs: proc: core i5 760 2. 80ghz lga1156mb: asus p7h55d-m pro intel h55 lga 1156 (pcx/vga/dzw/glan/sata/ddr3) matxram: kingston hyperx khx1333c9d3k2/4ghd:hdd seagate 1tb st31000528as sata ii 32mb

The problem is that just after the first splash screen, either the pc reboots, or with mouse input, attempts to show the tos window, but on clicking the check-box just reverts to the same tos window. Left without clicking, it reboots. I would be very grateful for assistance.


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Installation Reboot Loop

So after having a billion problems with my laptop after the first install of win7 home (its a "free upgrade" version for the new asus i bought before win7 came out) i started to just ignore my computers problems. Today i bought the sims 3 ambitions and tried to install it. It didn't work, so i tried to uninstall all sims versions to reinstall. The computer wouldn't let me uninstall it.

So i figured maybe i didn't upgrade win7 the right way, popped in the disk again and waited 2 1/2 hours (install where it supposedly keeps your files) to find out that "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed.

To install windows, click "ok" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation. "So i did. I clicked ok and waited. All it does now is say "setup will continue after restarting your computer" then it restarts and says "press any key to boot from cd or dvd" then takes me to a boot manager with windows 7 or windows setup rollback, automatically chooses for me.

Then the starting windows page comes up, then goes to "setup is starting services" and it glitches a bit, then straight back to the error message above. How can i fix this?! Im close to throwing my laptop. At least it kind of worked before and definitely worked before windows 7!


Posted On: 2010-07-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Upgrade Stuck In Reboot Loop

Received my win7 upgrade (going from vista 64 to win7 64) from arvato digital service, the 3rd party vendor handling hp's win 7 upgrade. After using their "insert this disc first" compatibility application, and an update of bios and i was set to go.

At some point during the installation (i really don't think it was at 62%) the upgrade restarted my system and i was stuck in the endless reboot loop i've read about. I was able to still boot vista. After trying unsuccessfully to upgrade 2 more times with the same results i've given up.

This took place on an hp dv-6 1230 laptop; vista 64; 4gb; core 2duo 2. 1ghz

I want to vent my disappointment with ms or arvato or hp, who knows which one is responsible. I just know that a day was wasted and the desired result was never reached. I know it could have been worse, but as a teacher with access to many impressionable minds, i am quite tempted to go on an all out assault and tell every student i teach to avoid ms. But what's the use? Just hugely disappointed is all.

I know there is a fix for the upgrades hanging at 62%, does anyone know of a fix for this reboot loop that occurs at the first point the upgrade opts to restart?


Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Upgrade Stuck In A Reboot Loop

I successfully upgraded from vista ultimate to w7 ultimate about a month ago. To cut a long story short. The other day i lost internet access after completely removing zonealarm free v9. After exhausting all known possibilities i chanced on a repair/upgrade install to hopefully replace any lost files. The installation started ok and after several hours completed all the file transfer process and then came up with the following error: "windows could not parse or process the unattended answer file for pass [specialize]. A component or non-list setting is specified more than once in the answer file. "

Clicked ok (which was the only choice) a black screen appeared with a message in the bottom right advising "this copy of windows is not genuine" which is untrue! Then it rebooted. Choices at reboot are windows 7 or rollback windows 7. Both lead to eventual automatic reboot.

How do i get out of this mess and hopefully restore my windows 7. Pc is an asus n50v notebook which came with vista ultimate 32 bit. Originally upgraded to w7 with asus supplied windows 7 upgrade disk. If i try to rollback - i get the error pop-up: the computer restarted unexpected lyor encountered an exception error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows click ok to restart the computer and restart the installation.


Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Reboot Loop After Trying To Reinstall Sp2

I have a presario 7550 with windows xp which was updated to at least sp2 and ie8. After the infamous updates from 2/10/10, my computer cycled to the safe mode screen. I could not enter safe mode, instead it would keep just looping back.

Had no choice but to go into system recovery, which after restart, reloaded some sort of problem that i had a year ago - not allowing me to open program files. I went to safe mode again, right clicked program files and changed ownership back to me (from another profile named administrator(s), with an "s". This re-enabled me to open the files.

Windows eventually reloaded, but at sp1 and the best i have now is ie6.

If i try to upload security essentials, then sp2, i get an error that states a windows file is corrupt or missing. After sp2 installs - i go back to the restart loop displaying the factory "presario" screen, giving me the choice (or chance) to do a system recovery (f10) again.

Since after recovery, i was still able to get into safe mode and the recovery console (but not from a boot disk) i tried the posted fix from the command line windows/ : chdir $ntuninstallkb977165$spuninst - then - batch spuninst. Text - then - exit

This just sent me back to the restart loop featuring the "presario" option of exit or f10 recovery (looking as it was going to load windows for about 5 seconds).

I am currently at sp1 and ie6 which has only basic functionality but is extremely unstable (temperamental).

Norton has been removed, so has all of the other factory preloaded junk.

I noticed that i have about 20 "windows xp hotfixes, including abot 6 or 7 containing (sp2) in their name" in the remove programs section of control panels. I have not removed any of these.

Can anyone help?


Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

After Upgrading Getting Pte Error - Reboot Loop With Blue Screen

After upgrading to windows 7 pro getting pte error. _this is on a dell ts series pc. Dual core 32 bit, nvida video card, 160 gig sata drive. 2 gig of ram _no mater what i do, windows 7 will loop in a reboot and blue screen i have done many searched on this issue and have not found a solution that works.

Posted On: 2009-11-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Install Update On Reboot, Not On Shutdown

I have a question that i thought microsoft would have thought about and implemented years ago. When there is updates for windows that needs to be installed, why do microsoft only have the option to install these on a shut down? If there is any updates you get 2 options.

1. Shut down the computer and install updates.

2. Install the updates and hope that the update doesn't require you to reboot.

What i want is this.

1. The option to install updates when i reboot my pc because then i can install the updates if i go away for a while and the computer are updated, rebooted and ready to be used again when i get back. Even if the update doesn't require a reboot this feature would appreciated. Murphys law apples here. If you don't have the time to reboot after installing updates a reboot is required. If you do have time a reboot isn't required. And even if a reboot isn't required there is no harm done if i choose to reboot and install updates.

2. The option not to install updates when i want to shut down my pc. Sometimes i might just want to shut down the computer without having to install the update because i'm in a hurry. I don't want to have to wait for the updates to install before i can take my computer with me.


Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Restart Loop

I did a windows update and restarted my pc as instructed and the pc just keeps restarting. I tried to boot to safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, and last known good configuration and it still loops. I finally chose not to restart after failure and got a blue screen that read "stop: c000021a {fatal system error}

The windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x 0000135 (0x 00000000  0x 00000000) the system has been shut down. "


Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Update Stuck In A Loop

Problem: windows update constantly prompts me to "restart your computer to finish installing important updates". After restart i can boot successfully, but after a few minutes the "restart your computer" dialog again appears.

The update that appears to be triggering this is listed in the windows updates log file as:

     Update for windows 7 for x64-based systems (kb980408)

     Installation status: pending
     Error details: code 80242014

No subsequent updates can be installed, as windows update indicates "windows update cannot currently check for updates, because you must first restart the computer so that a previous installation can be completed. "

Machine configuration:

Intel  i7 920 running at 2. 67ghz    
6 gb ram, 64-bit windows 7 (came installed on the machine)
Os version = 6. 1. 7600. 0. 0. 65792
Os product type = 0x00000030
Computer brand = dell inc.
Computer model = studio xps 435t
Bios revision = a13
Bios name = default system bios
Bios release date = 2009-02-06t00:00:00
Locale id = 1033

Antivirus: symantec endpoint protection, version: 11. 0. 5002. 333

Approaches i have tried to address this error:

1. Using "uninstall programs" i have uninstalled this windows update and rebooted. After doing this kb980408 is no longer listed as being installed, and yet the reboot prompt continues to appear. I also did a full virus scan (no viruses) and also verified that there is plenty of disk space.

2.system restore. Unfortunately i don't have restore points going back far enough to when this first started happening.

3. Manually downloading and installing the windows update, then rebooting. I had hopes that this would update whatever registry entries are causing the problem, but instead all i have now is a second pending entry in the windows update log:

     Update for windows (kb980408)
     Installation status: pending
     Error details: code 80242014


Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Startup Repair Boot Loop

Windows 7 pro 32 on a laptop (could be home premium, can't remember what was installed on this particular laptop). After an update yesterday, the system constantly boots into startup repair. Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically is the message i receive. The details have changed a couple times.

Problem event name: startuprepairoffline

Sig 1: 6. 1. 7600. 16385

Sig 2: same

Sig 3: unknown

Sig 4: 21201082

Sig 5: autofailover

Sig 6: 4

Sig 7: nobootfailure or corruptfile (have gotten both at different times).

Os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 256. 1

Locale id: 1033

I performed a system restore to before the update was run, back to an automatic system restore point. It didn't actually apply this. When the system rebooted it went back into startup repair and i thought i needed to go further back. It still had all the system restore points available, even the ones after the one i went back to, which i thought could be something new? I restored to a point further back, but when i rebooted it still came up for startup repair. This time, there
Are no restore points created, according to system restore.

I've run sfc with the proper switches to get it to point to the windows directory and i've run chkdsk just to make sure the disk isn't bad. One of the lines in the repair details said "root cause found: boot critical file d:windowssystem32driversatapi.sys is corrupt. Error code 0x490", but replacing it with a good file from a working win7 install didn't fix anything or remove that error from popping back up in a startup repair details. Another set of repair details says "root cause found: boot status indicates that the os booted successfully. "

My next step is to perform an in-place upgrade to the same os (a repair install) but wondered if there was anything that could be done to address this?  I don't know what update was installed. Should have written it down, but i didn't think about it.


Posted On: 2010-04-28 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Installation Of Win 7 Stuck In A Loop

My toshiba a305 displayed "no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key" so my husband decided to do a clean install of windows 7. Laptop originally ran vista and was upgraded via download to windows 7. At 77% screen showed that there was not enough memory left to complete installation of windows 7. Now it is stuck in a loop. It will not revert and it keeps trying to run set up and ends with " the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error.

Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows click ok  to restart computer and then restart the installation" how can i get it out of this loop? I had the vista recovery discs so hubby changed the hard drive but when we try to use the recovery disk it does not recognize it. It displays. "Intel undi, pxe-2. 1 (build 082) copyright (c) 1997-2000 intel corporation pxe-e61:media test failure check cable pxe-mof:exiting pxe rom no bootable device-insert boot disk and press any key"is this a windows problem? I have backup of all info on the laptop so do not care about wiping it clean. Please any suggestion? Love this laptop but it is out of warranty. Any help appreciated.


Posted On: 2010-07-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Get To Safe Mode - Repair Loop

I have a win 7 64 bit pc that's i'm having an odd issue with. The system will boot and load windows normally, but i can't get to safe mode. When i hit f8, i get the options for safe mode and repair, etc. , But if i try safe mode it loads some stuff, then just stops and a get a black screen with "safe mode" in all 4 corners, a mouse, but nothing else. When i hit "repair" it gets stuck in a repair loop. I've read the tutorial on how to get out of that loop, but was wondering if that's what i should try or if there's some other problem. I'll need to ask a question later about why i need to get to "safe mode" but for now, anyone help on this issue?

Posted On: 2012-06-11 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Sound Hangs And Repeats In A Endless Loop

After playing for a variable amount of time, the sound hangs and repeats a 1 second loop. The only way to stop it is to reboot. Killing and restarting the windows audio service does not stop it. When the service is restarted is continues looping. Realtek integrated hd audio. Does this with windows 7 whql driver as well as later drivers from realtek. Does not happen with the other add on sound card in my machine which is an echo layla 3g professional outboard sound interface. 64bit windows.

Posted On: 2010-04-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Spontaneous Reboot

My problem seems similar to a few previous posts, but not identical. It's simply this: after a period of use, my pc reboots itself. The period can be anything between five minutes and maybe an hour. This seems to have been happening since i upgraded from two to four gb of ram (both the bios and windows are recognizing the amount of memory correctly).

System is a dell xps-710, maybe two years old. Os is win 7 pro (32 bit); ram (as above) is 4gb; video is nvidia geforce 7900gtx; sound is soundblaster x-fi. As far as i can tell i have the most recent drivers, and device manager reports no problems.

And here's an odd side-effect: not every time but often enough, when the pc restarts it's 'forgotten' some of my cookies, notably my igoogle preferences.

I would be very grateful for any suggestions leading to a solution.


Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

After Reboot Printer Will Not Print

I am with the guy about the troubleshooter not working half the time. I have a lexmark z715 printer. Installed windows 7 on a new partition on a new hard-drive fresh and it detected the printer and downloaded a driver that worked and all was fine. 2 days later i shut down the computer and didn't use it for a day.

Come back online and print spooler quit working. Ok looked in diagnostics and it says is running and on automatic. Did a complete unistall of the lexmark software and that hung for 4 hours till i shut it down. So manually i went in and deleted anything associated with lexmark registry included.

Next day i thought i would give it another try so i restart computer and do a search and it finds the printer and installs a lexmark z700-900 p700-900 driver and software from the windows update sight. Printer shows up and test page prints just like it should. I do a test and print off a microsoft word file and all is good. Reboot. Now i can see the printer. Can adjust the printer properties. Yet everything i send to the printer flashes in the print queqe for a sec and deletes saying it was printed. The size of these files are 8 bytes.

I am on a dual boot system
I have windows xp installed on a c drive.
I have a backupdrive d.
I have a backup partition on c called h.
I have a tetrabyte hard drive called g where windows 7 is installed.
I have a q9650 processor with 4 gig s of ram
I have a 9800gtx+ 1 gig video card.

I can print in xp fine the printer is hooked to the usb and it turns on and prints well.
In windows 7 and in windows xp when i shut the computer down the printer shuts off also.

I have installed the windows xp driver which actually worked also till reboot. I have installed the windows vista driver that is recommended from the updater and it would not even see the printer. I after cleaning out the registry again get windows update to find that driver and it worked until reboot and at least i can still communicate with the printer.

But still cannot print. Also want to add that ive spent a good 8 hours on this researching and this seems to be an issue with alot of people. Especially with windows 7 recognizing supposedly compatible devices. Seems someone was over optimistic or manufacturers deceived in placing their equipment on the list.

Oh also i have microsoft office installed and microsoft outlook which printed fine also before reboot. I am currently looking through the forums for any other things to do. I am figuring that probably going to have to upgrade my printer due to fact that it would only cost me 50 bucks more than ink for this one. But i should not have to if its on compatible list.


Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Desktop Items Gone After Reboot

So i came home from work, and when i unlocked my computer it was mentioning something about damaged section on one of my 1tb hdd's. Windows 7 asked for reboot, so i accepted. Pc rebooted and a black screen came up and started to repair something. After 5-6 steps done pc rebooted again and log in screen popped up. After that i logged in and pc fully booted i noticed that my desktop items wore missing. Win 7 asked for recovery, so i accepted that, hoping it would solve my problems. After 10 min, and the recovery done i rebooted my pc.

Pc wore fully booted and icons are still missing.
I tried some trouble shooting, and after 2hr's of reading and clicking in win 7 i gave up.

I can't left click on desktop to multiple mark ether.

I cant find anything wrong, and nether can the troubleshooting program.

I have right clicked my desktop > personalize > change desktop items.
They're all marked in the box.
I have tried to end explorer.exe and boot it up again.
I tried to run backup image.

And nothing seems to help me.
Win 7 is installed on a 150 gb 7200 rpm hdd.
It's a clean hdd with only win 7 installed on it.

From my prospective i have to format c: and do a clean install.

I'll add a picture of my desktop.

http://img15. Imageshack. Us/img15/7619/desktopvj.png


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Sudden Slow Reboot

I have been 'optimizing' windows 7 (using msconfig, stopping non microsoft services, uninstalling 'bloatwear' etc). The laptop rebooted consistently within 55 seconds. Then all of a sudden it's over 2 minutes. Thinking i had broken something by constant tweaking i eventually did a complete reinstall booting from the installation cd, reinstalled all the programs i wanted (firefox, ccleaner, avg, eve and a couple of adobe products). All was fine - really fast reboot until windows finds the time to install all the updates (22 of them) released since my windows installation dvd was produced. It seems to be this update that suddenly more than doubles the reboot time. Any suggestions? I can list the updates if necessary.

Posted On: 2010-06-06 . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

No Internet Access At Reboot

I installed windows 7 home. I have a netgear wireless home router wgt624v. 3 everything was working fine after setting up router. But when i reboot, it loses the router. I look under network before the reboot i see residential gateway under network infrastructure. And under network and sharing center i see netgear home under active networks. After reboot under network sharing center i see unidentified network along with netgear home network. To resolve this connection i have to disable then enable the network adapter. Then everything gets identified and i get access to the internet. I am at a total loss on what to do to fix this.

Posted On: 2010-01-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Auto Reboot Problem

I have an acer aspire m7720. It has 6gb ram, a 920 intel core i7 and nvidia geforce gt230 with 64-bit windows 7. I have been using it for 6 months with no problems but lately, actually just today, it started to restart automatically after a few minutes. Sometimes it doesn't even reach the user login page and it will restart. The problem has gotten slightly better, i think, as it only restarts every hour or so now.

I don't think theres a blue screen of death, but i may be wrong, as i have already disabled the 'autorestart in the case of a system failure' option.


Posted On: 2010-05-15 . View Related Posts . . View 20 Replies .

Looping Reboot After Upgrade

My windows vista went through an automatic upgrade last week. After installing the upgrade, i was required to reboot the machine in order finish the installation. When the machine reboots, it will show the microsoft logo and then come up with a screen stating that it is completing the installation. After approximately 10 seconds, it will restart the machine and go through the process again. It only stopped when i shut the machine off.

I have been able to get to a dos prompt and can access the hard drive so the hardware appears okay. However, when i try a system recovery, it will say it cannot find a recovery prior to when the upgrade was installed. Any suggestions on what i can do to try to short of reformatting the entire hard drive or reinstalling vista?


Posted On: 2010-03-30 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Black Screen On Reboot

Installed upgrade from vista to windows 7 home premium. Used it for several hours. The closed down computer with power button. Now it won't reboot, just get blank screen. Startup repair says it can't repair anything. Problem looks just like this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974719 won't boot from my windows 7 upgrade image. But if i boot from the vista cd, it just tries to install vista which i don't want to do (i think).computer will boot ok in safe mode but i can't install the hotfix in safe mode. .

Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Update Unprompted Reboot

I run windows 7 prof. On my laptop and yesterday, the windows update service downloaded and partially installed some security updates. Then it asked me to save my work and reboot. I declined and delayed the notification by 4 hours. I continued doing this again and again and at the end of the day i put the laptop in hibernation. The next day (today) i turned it on again and continued my work for about ten minutes. Then all of the running applications closed themselves automatically, throwing all the unsaved documents away, after what the laptop automatically rebooted and finished installing the updates.

How on earth could this be possible?! Do i look like a slave of my os? I want to reboot my laptop whenever >i< want to, not whenever microsoft wants to!

What's going on and how can i fix this?
Thanks and sorry for my crappy english.

(By the way - i wanted to share my problem with the microsoft's technical support, so i went to the ms website, where i found out i just can't! The only option offered to me was to call them, but with a small note telling me they may want me to pay for it! What?! I've got the os legally - why would i have to pay if i wanted it to do its job properly?!)


Posted On: 2010-08-04 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Losing Setting On Reboot

I have been getting windows 7 all installed and set up over the last few days. Did a clean install on a box that had xp. At some point today, windows 7 started losing a lot of my personal setting on every reboot. I have no idea if i flipped a setting that would do this or if something is scrooged. Examples of what is lost are my settings in ie and firefox (i use both browser as required by my job). The customization of the tool bars and which ones are displayed are all reset to defaults for both browsers on reboot. Also i lose all of my saved id/password for various web sites. I am not sure what all else is being lost, but do any of you have an idea of what might cause this?

Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Splash Screen To Immediate Reboot

Have a machine running windows 7 enterprise 64-bit. After waking from sleep, computer froze, and needed a power cycle to reboot. Windows tries to boot, and during splash, a brief flash (<<1 second) and back to post. Next boot, hit f8, and no option for safe mode, just recovery console. Claims a volume corruption, but is unable to repair. Using cmd line, run fdisk/chkdisk and it says everything is fine.

Reboot, goes again in recovery console, claims volume corruption, can't fix. Also to note are none of my system images or restore points are visible. Boot from cd, run windows recovery environment, fixmbr and all that jazz, and it gives no errors. Reboot, windows splash, fast bsod, and back to post. Pressing f8 never gets me to safemode options, only the recovery console, which claims volume corruption.
 
Remove drive, and attach it as an external device on another machine, run chkdsk, scans, you name it, all show up as perfect. Run western digital diagnostics on the drive, finds no errors. Stick the drive in an external hd hardware checker (supersonix), and also shows up as perfect. Drive back as boot drive, either boots to recovery console - which reports un-fixable volume corruption, or normally, which gives the splash screen to post error.

No error logs are written, or at least they are not saved when i browse through the disk. The video card is an nvidia, using the ms update supplied drivers. Being that i never have the option to boot in safe mode, and f8 takes me only to the recovery console, is there anyway i can boot the normal installation with limited drivers? Or does anyone have any good suggestions to try?


Posted On: 2010-05-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ip Address Changes On Router Reboot

Running windows 7 cabled to wireless router. Occasionally broadband "drops out" and when rebooting router ip address for wireless printer (epson stylus office tx610fw) changes form 10. 1. 1. 2   to 10. 1. 1. Something depending on how many laptops are connected. As a result i have to go into control panel, hardware & sound select the printer then via 'settings' select the printer and add it manually with new ip address. Obviously irritating as other family members, despite printed instructions, cannot manage it. Please, is there anyway to 'lock' the ip address so it doesn't change? 

Posted On: 2010-07-17 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Upgrade Endless Reboot

I bought a satellite l505-s5971 running windows vista 64 about 3 mo ago. I tried upgrading myself on saturday and have entered the endless loop reboot cyclone mentioned across the web. Basically, the upgrade went fine, the computer restarted and a message said something to the extent that windows 7 did not load properly and the computer was reverting to vista and then it restarts and repeats this message to infinity.

I do not have a bootable vista cd to do this fix:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974078. And don't know how to get into windowsre for this fix but tried it anyways in regular command prompt (see below):http://social. Answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7install/thread/02fecb91-462a-4d7a-9dad-d38f053ab5.
 
So i've made some poor choices:
No recovery disks
No "windows vista media" assuming those are bootable cds
No backup of my files
 
I have tried:

1. Pressing f12, i can boot windows 7 (asks me to restart, dead end)  or windows setup rollback which re-enters the reboot loop. Starting in safemode, low res, etc does nothing different.
 
2. I can also enter the toshiba recovery system where, if i made a recovery disk or backups, i could start all over just fine. I can also enter the command prompt where i have tooled around my harddrive and found none of my files (hopefully they are partitioned elsewhere?). I have looked at bcdedit and am too scared/inexperienced to change anything but it says i can boot windows 7 and windows setup rollback (see above)
 
3. I tried booting from the "upgrade" cd provided and am prompted that if i want to custom install i may (but my files will be wiped) in a clean install, or i should restart and run the executable as if i could still get to the windows desktop.
 
4. Tried the command prompt file length shortening trick just within the toshiba recovery system (second link above) but command prompt said i had syntax error. The only bad folder was under my user name i had 9 levels of "temporary internet files" folders which was too long.
 
Questions:

1. Is there a command prompt way i can fool vista back into booting itself up as is, so that i may backup my files then do a clean/custom upgrade?

2. Can i boot from the upgrade cd and run windowsre recovery and do the command prompt file length shortening trick?

Addition:before install, i ran microsofts upgrade assistant and toshibas. All the toshiba stuff uninstalled and reinstalled fine. I think i heeded most of the microsoft advice if not all. I run avast antivirus (didn't turn it off before upgrading, i gather from other messages this is probably part of the problem).

I did run the startup repair and it says i have no os installed (again troubling me that my c is wiped out already? Since i cant find all my music and stuff using command prompt). I did run the memory diagnostic tool (no errors). I cant run the recovery wizard, pc restore, or system restore because i have no cds.


Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

First Reboot During Installation Fails

When i try to install win 7, the following happens: the installation dvd runs fine. It goes through the copying windows files and expanding alright and installs features and updates. Then the reboot fails. I only get a blinking cursor, which suggests that the boot doesn't start at all. Installing ubuntu on the same disk works fine, so the disk itself seems o. K. I've tried a number of things as indicated below, but so far no success. Please help! Otherwise i've wasted my money buying windows 7.

System overview: amd sempron 3000+ 1. 8ghz; 1. 5gb ram, nvidia geforce fx5200 td 128 (agp); hard drive: 250gb sata maxtor (this drive is win7 compatible according to microsoft).
Things i've tried but didn't solve the problem:

- I've run the system repair tool from the dvd. It detects the win7 os on the hard disk. And i can see that the files are indeed present on the disk. The function startup repair doesn't detect any problem. One of the logs reads "boot status indicates that the os booted successfully".

- Use a different video card: ati radeon hd 2600xt 256 mb (agp).

- Try to install on a different drive (160 gb pata seagate), and with different partitioning (1 partition whole disk, or on 1 of 2 partitions on the disk).

- Using ps/2 mouse en keyboard connectors instead of usb.

- Change some of the bios settings, like disabling usb mouse / keyboard and disabling floppy drive support (fdc controller) is there anything else that might work?


Posted On: 2010-05-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 Changes Theme During Reboot

I run windows 7 home premium 64x on a dell inspiron 1545, purchased within the last six months. Over the past week, each time i turn on the computer and log in, the theme is changed. My background stays the same (it is one of the default windows ones), while the window color changes, and instead of aero, i have the basic windows running. Another thing is that it says that the laptop is connected to a modem for internet, instead of the wireless, where it should be connecting.

My widgets take some time to appear on the desktop as well. Also, whenever i awake the computer from sleep, or just open firefox after initial start, it takes five minutes to open instead of what used to be seconds. For this to completely change back to my original performance, it takes about
An hour, which i find ridiculous for a start up of a computer that is less than six months old. Are there any known was to fix this, or is it just a bug? Or is it a hardware problem and should i contact dell?


Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bsod - Programs Not Working On Reboot

I used to have a 9800gt in my pc, and i upgraded to a hd5770 yesterday. Everything was working fine and i was very happily playing battlefield bad company 2, dawn of war 2 and team fortress 2. I had no problems whatsoever. I then overclocked my gpu, and i got it stable at 940/1370 without putting up the voltage. Everything worked perfectly fine. I started up my computer this morning and i bsoded just after getting to desktop.

When i started back up again, several things weren't working. I got tons of errors entitled "wermgr.exe" whenever i tried doing anything. I tried opening steam, but it wouldn't open. The process was there in task manager but there weren't any windows or a system tray icon. Finally, i went online using google chrome and a video crashed the flash plug-in before it even started playing.

At first i thought this might have been a flash problem, but i think a html5 video crashed as well, and other flash content remained responsive after the video became unresponsive. I tried playing bfbc2 (one of the games i hadn't bought on steam) and it worked absolutely fine. I uninstalled all of the games and programs that i had installed yesterday in case there was a conflict, and i have undone all gpu overclocks. I have rebooted several times. I have tried re-installing steam and google chrome.


Posted On: 2010-07-07 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Usb Drive Not Recognized After Reboot

I have a windows 7 64-bit system. I connected my maxtor 500gb usb drive while the pc was on and it recognized the drive using the default windows driver. Seagate, which owns maxtor, does not have a 64 bit driver for this drive. Seagate and microsoft say the drive should work with the windows driver. It was working beautifully.

Then i re-booted my system. Upon windows re-start, the drive came up as "usb device not recognized". In device manager it is a yellow icon next to "unknown device". I removed the usb cable and re-plugged it to no avail. I then removed the drive's power cord and plugged it back in. The drive was instantly recognized again.

What is happening on a re-boot to mess up the usb connection? How can this be resolved? I don't want to have to pull the power cord on every re-boot.


Posted On: 2010-03-17 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .