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Windows 7: Windows failed to start (Boot Manager) Help

13 Jan 2012   #1

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Windows failed to start (Boot Manager) Help

Hi all, could you please help i have beeen reading through this amazing forum for the past couple of days trying to get my Dell 1545 working again, i have tried to reinstall the OS from a disc that came with the lpatop, to no avail
i created a system restore disk from the machine i'm writing this on....

still to no avail....

i can get into the setup menu's but like many others i can't get any further, I don't know how to get into the BIOS menu (and to be honest wouldn't know what to do if I did.

please can anyone help..


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13 Jan 2012   #2

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I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Why are you reinstalling?
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13 Jan 2012   #3

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sorry for the less than informative reply, but here's a picture of what is showing on the screen now


i don't really know how to check manufacturer's diagnostic tools. as i can't get into the computer to do anything with it
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13 Jan 2012   #5

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sorry new to this
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13 Jan 2012   #6

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Your screenshot is to small to read.

Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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13 Jan 2012   #7

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it basically says "
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the prblem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer
2. Choose your language settings and then click "next"
3. Click "repair your computer"

status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible
......................
If I click on Enter it just repeats.

If I try to start windows normally same thing happens again.
If I F2 on start up it takes me to a BIOS setup screen but nothing in there helps
If I F12 i get 5 options Internal HDD, CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive, Onboard NIC, BIOS Setup and Diagnostics

plus i have tried the startup repair but can never get that screen
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13 Jan 2012   #8

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update: found that if I press F8 whilst the computer is starting i get another list of things to try but again these don't help
F8 = Advanced Boot Options
"Repair Your Computer" which reverts back to the "windows Boot Manager" thing that i decribed above.
"Safe Mode" as above
"Safe Mode with Networking" as above
"Safe Mode with Cammand Prompt" loads windows files and then as above

"Enable Booot Logging"
"Enable low-resolution video"
and so on the basics are it all reverts me back to the Windows failed to start screen again..
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13 Jan 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krisball View Post


i don't really know how to check manufacturer's diagnostic tools. as i can't get into the computer to do anything with it
Download & run the Seagate tool:
SeaTools para DOS | Seagate
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13 Jan 2012   #10

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just tried this and get so far before it stops and states "Invalid Opcode at 000B 0000 0402 086F 025D 0702 0702 0A83 0CEE 2132 0000 0000 0000"

what can i do now ??
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